Call for proposals- 11th International Microinsurance Conference

Call for proposals- 11th International Microinsurance Conference

The 11th International Microinsurance Conference will take place in Morocco from 3 – 5 November 2015. Around 400 participants and experts from around the world will discuss and identify ways of accelerating growth and economic viability in microinsurance. To cover subjects that are currently of interest, the conference organisers are calling for proposals. Deadline: 8 May 2015. >more

Dialogue forum: Poor rich world – fair opportunities for all?

In many countries of the world, the gap between poor and rich is growing. Who participates in prosperity and economic upswings? Federal Minister Dr. Gerd Müller discussed with Marion Lieser, Oxfam, and Dr. Mar Cabezas, Salzburg University. >more

Inauguration of the fognet project in Morocco

It took ten years from planning to becoming a reality. Now, fognets are providing drinking water for several hundred people in the sparse Antiatlas region. Especially women benefit: in the past, they had to walk for four hours to get drinking water. Time, they now can use better. >more

The 2015 RISK Award goes to Pune, India

The 2015 RISK Award honors and funds an innovative project in India. The winning project reduces disaster risks faced by the most vulnerable especially by women and children in slum populations in Pune. The prize was awarded during the UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction in Sendai, Japan. >more