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KfW financial Sector Symposium

Written by admin on July 11, 2012. Posted in Climate Change, Seminars & Workshops

In January 2012, Dr. Kloppenburg , Member of the Board of Managing Directors of KfW, opened KfW’s 10th Financial Sector Development Symposium at KfW’s Berlin branch. The focus of the high-level event was “Insurance for Development – Protecting Emerging Economies and their People in a Climate of Change”. server address More than 100 leading experts from Asia, Africa, the Middle East, America and Europe representing the insurance and re-insurance industry, financial institutions, governments and academia joined the two day meeting to discuss the potentials and the challenges of insurance. The thematic sessions and discussions focused on what insurance can contribute to meeting the pressing global challenges of climate change, food security and demographic change in developing and transition countries. The Global Centre on Disaster Risk & Poverty was comissioned as a key note speaker and panelist during this event. The symposium was supported by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). The Asian Development Bank supported the symposium as a long-standing partner of KfW.

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Reducing Vulnerability of the Public Sector

Written by admin on September 11, 2010. Posted in Parametric Insurance, Peru, Seminars & Workshops

International Workshop

Reducing the Vulnerability of the Public Sector to Extreme Climate Events — Possible Uses of El Niño Insurance

This workshop, sponsored by the United Nations Development Programme, La Positiva and GlobalAgRisk, with the participation of GTZ–Program for Sustainable Rural Development, was held in Lima, Peru, on August 17, 2010. Dr. Jerry Skees and Benjamin Collier presented key content during this event. mycableone.com