© Ralf Rühmeier/InsuResilience Global Partnership

Agenda

The Forum offered an online program of activities spread over four days allowing for open dialogue, self-reflection, and knowledge transfer in a marketplace of good practice. Advanced registration is mandatory to participate in the Forum. The activities during the Forum were limited to approximately 2 hours per day.

 

Day 1‘High-Level Event’
From strategy to implementation – deliverables on the road to Vision 2025

Against the backdrop to reinforce risk environment the session aimed to illustrate progress towards the Partnership’s Vision 2025 by highlighting different programmes including the Tripartite Agreement between the German Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), and the Insurance Development Forum (IDF), and the World Bank’s Global Risk Financing Facility (GRiF). It furthermore looked at promising solutions and entry points that can help accelerate the advancement of Vision 2025 by focusing on some of the key innovations and steps essential to reaching the 500 million beneficiaries’ objective.

 

Day 2 – ‘Interactive Solution-Building’
Decision-Making under Uncertainty in a Changing Multi-Hazard Climate and Disaster Risk Environment 

This second day entailed an interactive form of exchange on decision making under uncertainty in a changing multi-hazard climate and disaster risk environment. This day centred on trying to build solutions collectively. This was done by introducing various interactive elements such as polls and a gallery of cartoons in small breakout rooms. The discussions in the rooms were based on questions e.g., on the role of financial systems, lessons from COVID-19 pandemic, opportunities for joint approaches on these risks and many more. The results of the discussions were shared in an artistic format, such as sketches of cartoons.

 

Day 3 – Regional learning
How does Climate and Disaster Risk Financing contribute to building resilience?

This day had four sessions spread across the day, allowing participants of the different time zones around the globe to join.  This day was meant to showcase various projects in different regions that have been implemented by members of the Partnership– their risk management strategies, different methods and solutions for different risks and experiences/obstacles encountered. This session was in the form of presentations by partners on the ground who later invited the audience for a question-answer session.

 

Day 4- Impacting lives’ + Closing Session
Presenting evidence of how CDRFI impacts lives 

On this last day of the Forum, there was an opportunity to share experiences, present successful approaches and measure the impact of the Partnership under its Vision 2025 with a focus on how CDRFI influences lives. Participants took away the message that impact under the InsuResilience Global Partnership is measured in a holistic approach. They  furthermore had the chance to bring in their perspective on impact measurement and exchange on the topic.

Overview of InsuResilience Global Partnership Annual Forum & Side Events

Day 1

13:00-13:05 Opening, welcome, and introduction
  • Monika JonesBusiness Anchor at Deutsche Welle; Moderator 
13:05-13:20 High Level Address by HighLevel Consultative Group (HLCG) CoChairs of the Partnership 
  • Hon. Min. Alfred Alfred Jr., Finance Minister, Republic of Marshall Island, and V20 HLCG Co-Chair   
  • Dr. Maria Flachsbarth, Parliamentary State Secretary, Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, Germany and G20 HLCG Co-Chair 
13:20-13:30 Kick Off – Soft Launch of Centre of Excellence (CoE) on Gender-smart solutions 
  • Patricia FullerAmbassador for Climate Change, Canada 
  • Sofía Sprechmann SinieroSecretaryGeneral, CARE International 
13:30-13:40 Country presentation on the Tripartite Agreement implementation in Peru and GRiF in Mozambique
  • Eduardo Morón, President, Peruvian Association of Insurance Companies (APESEG) 
  • Antonio Queface, Coordinator, Coordinator of the Risk Management and Resilience Program, Mozambique
13:40-14:20 Panel discussion – InsuResilience Global Partnership in Action; Lessons learnt from the ground: examples from GRiF and the Tripartite Agreement
  • Eduardo Morón, President, Peruvian Association of Insurance Companies (APESEG)
  • Abu Bockarie Kokofele, Commissioner, the National Commission For Social Action (NACSA), Sierra Leone
  • Achim Steiner, Administrator, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)  
  • Denis Duverne, Chairperson of the Board of Directors of AXA, France, Chairman of the Insurance Development Forum (IDF)
  • Sameh Naguib Wahba, Global Director for Urban, Disaster Risk Management, Resilience and Land Global Practice, World Bank
  • Juergen Zattler, Director General Global Issues, German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)
14:20-14:30 The relevance of financial protection for micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises to achieve the objectives of the financial protection agenda.
  • Maybelline Andon-Bing, Secretary of Finance, Republic of the Marshall Islands  
14:30-14:55 Interview on key steps towards achieving Vision 2025: Promising solutions and challenges ahead – how to scale up action
  • Ibrahima C. Diong, United Nations Assistant Secretary General and Director-General of African Risk Capacity Group
  • Paola Alvarez, Assistant Secretary, Department of Finance of the Philippines  
  • Stefano Signore, Head of Unit Sustainable Energy and Climate Change, DG DEVCO
14:55-15:00 Wrap up and Closing of the session
  • Monika JonesBusiness Anchor at Deutsche Welle; Moderator 

 

Day 1 – Side Event

15:30-16:30 A Review of the First Year of the Natural Disaster Fund (NDF)/Hannover Re Partnership – Scalable Impact through Meso-Level Risk Transfer
  • KfW and Global Parametrics- Natural Disasters Fund
15:30-16:30 Promoting pro-poor approaches of climate and disaster risk finance through multi-stakeholder partnerships in Africa, Asia and the Caribbean
  • CARE International, Germanwatch; Munich Climate Insurance Initiative (MCII); Caribbean Policy Development Centre (CPDC); Community Development and Environment Association (CDEA); CARE International in Laos, Madagascar and Malawi; Civil Society Network on Climate Change (CISONECC);  Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities (ICSC), The Philippines; ENDA Energy Environment Development, Senegal; Chrysalis and SLYCAN Trust, Sri Lanka

 

Day 2

13:00-13:05 Opening, welcome, and introduction
  • Moderator: Pablo SuarezAssociate Director for Research and Innovation, Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre; Moderator 
  • Kathy Baughman McLeod, Senior Vice President, Atlantic Council and Director of the Adrienne Arsht-Rockefeller Foundation Resilience
13:05-13:25 Framing session: Decision-making under uncertainty in a changing multi-hazard Climate and Disaster Risk Environment
  • Ekhosuehi IyahenSecretaryGeneral, Insurance Development Forum (IDF)
  • Pablo SuarezAssociate Director for Research and Innovation, Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre 

 

13:25-13:45 Interactive sessionWhat could go wrong?
  • Pablo SuarezAssociate Director for Research and Innovation, Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre 
13:45-13:55 Facing a multi-hazard world – a vision for a different future?
  • Zoë Scott, Head of Multilateral Programmes, Centre of Disaster Protection, UK 
13:55-14:10 Interactive sessionCrafting good and bad news to envision plausible futures
  • Pablo SuarezAssociate Director for Research and Innovation, Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre 
14:10-14:50 Panel discussion – the importance of risk understanding in a context of compounding risks  
  • Kathy Baughman McLeod, Senior Vice President, Atlantic Council and director of the Adrienne Arsht – Rockerfeller Foundation Resilience; Panel Moderator
  • Ancellmi Anselmi, Managing Director, ACCLAVIA Insurance Brokers & Risk Consultants; Tanzania 
  • Kamal KishoreMember of India’s National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) and co-chair of the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR)  
  • Kara Siahaan, Coordinator Early Action and Disaster Risk Financing, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC)
14:50-15:00 Wrap up and Closing of the session
  • Pablo SuarezAssociate Director for Research and Innovation, Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre 

 

Day 2 – Side Event

15:30-16:30
After the rains, before the drought: Experiences from the first ARC Replica Payouts
  • World Food Programme, Start Network and KfW

 

Day 3

09:00-11:00 CET

15:00-17:00 Hanoi Time

Regional Learning Session 1: A dive into Vietnam’s approach to climate and disaster risk financing and insurance as part of their adaptation and resilience strategies. 
  • Moderator: Monica Jones, Business Anchor at Deutsche Welle
  • Dr Tran Cong Thang, Director General, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Vietnam
  • Dr Nguyen Thi Dieu Trinh, Deputy Director General, Department of Science, Education, Natural Resources and Environment, Ministry of Planning and Investment, Vietnam 
  • Josh Ling, Climate Change Specialist / Asia-Pacific Climate Finance Fund (ACliFF) Fund Manager, Asian Development Bank 
  • Annette Detken, Head of Division, Sector Policy Unit Economic Development and Education, KfW Development Bank
  • Nguyen Thi Minh Ngoc, Technical Advisor, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)
  • Khusrav Sharifov, Senior Technical Advisor on Climate Resilience and Disaster Risk Management, UNDP Vietnam Country Office
  • Karina Whalley, Head of Public Sector Business Development, AXA Climate, Member of the Insurance Development Forum
13:00-15:00 CET

15:00-17:00 Nairobi Time

Regional Learning Session 2: Kenya’s proactive risk managers – sharing lessons learned on how to build resilience together.
  • Moderator: Monica Jones, Business Anchor at Deutsche Welle
  • Sunya Morongei OrreDirector, National Drought Management Authority, Kenya  
  • Enock Singoei, Agriculture and Climate Insurance Consultant, Syngenta Foundation for sustainable agriculture, Kenya 
  • Racheal Flaherty, Finance and Investment Adviser for East Africa, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FDCO), Kenya  
  • Lorena Braz, Resilience Programme Officer, World Food Programme, Kenya 
  • Evie Calcutt and Barry Patrick Maher, The World Bank 
  • Ashok ShahChief Executive Officer, APA Insurance, Kenya  
17:00-19:00 CET

11:00-13:00 Lima Time

Regional Learning Session 3: A dive into Peru’s approach to climate and disaster risk financing and insurance as part of their adaptation and resilience strategies. 
  • Moderator: Monica Jones, Business Anchor at Deutsche Welle
  • Renato Bedoya ChirinosRisk Manager, Association of Peruvian Insurance Companies 
  • Claudia ThymeDirector, Emerging Markets Development, AXA XL, Zurich, Switzerland 
  • Carlos Francisco Izaguirre, Deputy Superintendent of Insurance, Superintendency of Banking, Insurance and Private Pension Funds Administrators of  Peru
  • Lourdes del Carpio Gómez de la Torre, Director, Rural Insurance at La Positiva Seguros y Reaseguros
  • Gregorio Belaunde, former Director for Risk Management, Ministry of Finance
  • Juan Jose Durante, Head of the Risk Financing and Insurance, Inter-American Development Bank
21:00-23:00 CET

08:00-10:00 Suva Time (Thursday, Dec 10)

Regional Learning Session 4: A dive into Fiji’s approach to climate and disaster risk financing and insurance as part of their adaptation and resilience strategies. 
  • Vineil Narayan, Acting Head of Division and Climate Finance Specialist | Climate Change and International Cooperation Division Ministry of Economy, Fiji 
  • Vijayasekar Kalavakonda, Senior Operations Officer, International Finance Corporation (IFC), World Bank 
  • Aholotu Palu, CEO, Pacific Catastrophe Risk Insurance Company (PCRIC)  
  • Josh Ling, Climate Change Specialist / Asia-Pacific Climate Finance Fund (ACliFF) Fund Manager, Asian Development Bank (ADB)   

 

Regional Sessions Agenda

13:00-13:03 Opening, welcome and Introduction 

 

Moderator
13:03-13:10 Ice Breaker session Moderator
13:10-13:25 Presenting the country profile and Disaster Risk Financing Country representative
13:25-14:55 Panel-discussion: A dive into countries’ approaches to climate and disaster risk financing and insurance as part of their adaptation and resilience strategies.  Panel participants
14:55-1500 Wrap up and closing of session- 60-second “Key insights” reflections from each of the presenters  Moderator & Panel participants

Day 4

13:00-13:05 Opening, welcome, and introduction
  • Monika JonesBusiness Anchor at Deutsche Welle; Moderator 
13:05-13:25 The InsuResilience Monitoring and Evaluation Strategy; From Action to Impact

 

 

  • Dan Bierenbaum, Vice-president and Co-Founder of Global Parametrics, USA and Co-Chair InsuResilience Impact Working Group 
  • Kay Tuschen, InsuResilience Secretariat
13:25-13:45 Videos: InsuResilience Impacting Lives – Voices from members, partners and beneficiaries

 

  • World Food Programme
  • MiCRO Colombia
  • PrAda Madagascar
13:45-13:55 Impulse speech: Launching the InsuResilience Investment Fund (IIF) Outreach Report
  • Maria Teresa Zappia, Deputy CEO, BlueOrchard and Chief Impact and Blended Finance Officer
13:55-14:45 Panel discussion – A collective effort: Monitoring and Evaluation implementation at the project level
  • Fatou Assah, Program Manager Finance and Competitiveness and Innovation, Global Index Insurance Facility (GIIF) The World Bank  
  • George KuriaChief Executive Director, ACRE Africa 
  • Sönke Kreft, Executive Director, Munich Climate Insurance Initiative (MCII) and Co-Chair InsuResilience Impact Working Group  
  • Vositha Wijenayake, Executive Director, SLYCAN Trust, Sri Lanka and Co-Chair InsuResilience Impact Working Group 
  • Alexander Jaeger, Senior Advisor at Competence Centre for Financial Systems Development and Insurance, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) 
  • Fabio Bedini, Senior Programme Adviser & Team Leader Risk Tranfer Solutions, Climate and Disaster Risk Reduction Programmes Unit, World Food Programme (WFP)  HQ, Rome 
14:45-15:00 Wrap up and Closing of the session and Forum
  • Dr. Astrid Zwick, Head of InsuResilience Secretariat

Day 4 – Side Event

15:15-16:45 Building climate resilience through insurance: Lessons from IIF’s first six years
  • InsuResilience Investment Fund (IIF) 

 



© Ralf Rühmeier