• Energy turnaround the only alternative - right on track with sun, wind and water

    Energy turnaround the only alternative - right on track with sun, wind and water

    Dialogue forum, 21 January 2016: Germany aims to largely abandon fossil fuels by 2050. Thus far the consensus in politics and industry. However, agreement as to how this goal is to be achieved is much less universal. >more

  • Dialogue forums 2016 - No energy for the turnaround?

    Dialogue forums 2016 - No energy for the turnaround?

    Nuclear power out, wind and sun in - this is the core message of the German energy turnaround. Solar thermal energy, wind power stations, electromobility and energy efficiency are the well-known key words. The devil is in the detail. Can we succeed in restructuring the power industry? >more

  • Tanzanian fog nets – New water tanks ensure reliable water supplies

    Tanzanian fog nets – New water tanks ensure reliable water supplies

    For more than eight years now, Munich Re Foundation has been supporting projects that harvest drinking water from fog and dew. The German non-profit organisation p(e)d world already began installing fog nets in the Babati highlands back in 2009. As of 2015, two new water tanks are in operation holding 30,000 litres of water. >more

  • 11th International Microinsurance Conference

    11th International Microinsurance Conference

    The 11th International Microinsurance Conference took place in Morocco from 3 - 5 November 2015. 350 Participants and experts from around the world discussed and identified ways of accelerating growth and economic viability in microinsurance. >more

  • The Landscape of Microinsurance in Africa 2015 - Preliminary Briefing Note

    The Landscape of Microinsurance in Africa 2015 - Preliminary Briefing Note

    This preliminary briefing note summarises key insights and trends from the 2015 Landscape of Microinsurance in Africa study which will be published in the first quarter of 2016. While life covers still dominate the market, the region has experienced some evolution in product complexity especially for health, property and agriculture covers. >more

  • Inclusion not just a buzz word – Putting theory into practice

    Inclusion not just a buzz word – Putting theory into practice

    People with disabilities appear to be more vulnerable than healthy people. However, it is quite often the external circumstances that give rise to their vulnerability in the first place. If we succeed in creating an environment in which all people – with or without a disability – have the same chances, then we can – and this also applies in the field of disaster risk reduction – speak of inclusion in real practice. >more

  • International Day for Disaster Reduction: contribution by RISK Award winner Pune

    International Day for Disaster Reduction: contribution by RISK Award winner Pune

    The 2015 RISK Award winner is making progress in India. Tuesday 13 October was the International Day for Disaster Reduction. Our partner, AIILSG, used this important day to stage a theatre play for children to increase their awareness of risks. >more

  • 2015 Resilience Academy report

    2015 Resilience Academy report

    The Resilience Academy 2015 brought 30 young researchers from 15 countries together. Not only were reputed scientists on board but also representatives from groundwork organisations such as USAID, GIZ and Caritas, and also journalists. The goal was to jointly analyse the "Loss and Damage" programme of the UN Climate Secretariat (UNFCCC) and to develop solutions for urgent issues. >more

  • On tour with the Energy School workshops 2015 - In dialogue with Veronika Fröhlich

    On tour with the Energy School workshops 2015 - In dialogue with Veronika Fröhlich

    The Green City e.V. environmental association brings the topic of energy and climate protection to primary and intermediate schools with its Energy School Munich. Green City's team of experts discusses energy conservation, renewable energies and professions in the field of renewable energy production during interactive workshops and exciting field trips using a wide range of teaching aids. >more

Resilience Academy

Resilience Academy

We invite 25 young experts from science, industry and politics to an intensive week of study, in Bangladesh and in Germany. Together we analyse what resilience means for different societies and how it can be strengthened in emerging nations. Field excursions in which theoretical approaches are compared with reality play an important role at these academies. >more

International Microinsurance Conference

International Microinsurance Conference

The conference offers representatives from supervisory authorities, donor organisations, the insurance industry, the scientific community and practitioners a forum for sharing knowledge and networking. It has been held annually since 2005, each year on a different continent. The aim of the platform is to tackle poverty and create a basis for improving the living conditions of people in developing countries. >more

Water - Fog nets

Water - Fog nets

For human beings, nothing can replace water. Our "blue planet" owes its name to the water that covers around two-thirds of the earth's surface. Nevertheless, water is still a scarce resource: only 1% of world's water is available as drinking water. The Munich Re Foundation is supporting projects which provide drinking water in arid regions or in case of emergency. >more

RISK Award

RISK Award

The risks resulting from population growth and changes in the environment and climate are increasing. Complex technical systems and infrastructure can be additional risk factors. We recognise the need to address this development. The RISK Award helps to lower the level of risk by providing financial support to a project dedicated to these issues. >more

The Worldmap of Microinsurance

The Worldmap of Microinsurance

Microinsurance has been making great progress in recent years. New markets are being explored, and new products are being introduced. The importance of a detailed overview of the status quo increases. Since 2012, we have been working together with our partners to make the development of microinsurance transparent all over the world. Studies and interactive maps are being created. >more

Dialogue forums

Dialogue forums

At these events, which are open to the general public and held in Munich, politicians, scientists and persons concerned take a look behind the scenes and engage the audience in discussion. The forums are designed to heighten awareness of our topics such as demographic developments, risk perception, and development policy. >more

Resilience building in Bangladesh

Resilience building in Bangladesh

In regard to natural disasters and the impact of climate change, Bangladesh is one of the most affected countries in the world. In partnership with the United Nations University in Bonn, we support the International Centre for Climate Change and Development in Dhaka. In addition to research on resilience of the people in Bangladesh, the aim is to safeguard communities against disasters. >more

Microinsurance Learning Sessions

Microinsurance Learning Sessions

In some countries of the world, the microinsurance markets are particularly dynamic. Factors such as economic growth, reliable boundary conditions or efficient regulation are decisive factors for such developments. In seminars that focus on regional solutions, we work together with partners to share the related knowledge and experience. >more

Climate change and education

Climate change and education

One of the foundation’s aims is to pass on its knowledge to pupils and young students. We cover a broad range of topics: climate change, sustainability, justice, environmental change, social vulnerability and resilience. >more

Newsletter

Our newsletter will be sent out every three months. It informs about the current projects, events and call for applications. In order to receive news on a regular basis, we invite you to sign up (see below). >more