• Dialogue forum, 12 May 2016: Do something! - my contribution to the energy turnaround

    Dialogue forum, 12 May 2016: Do something! - my contribution to the energy turnaround

    Climate protection and energy policies are everyone's concern. To what extent has the energy transition process arrived in society? Where are there areas of conflict? Will we only come to reason when the lights go out? Everyone must make a move, and concessions too. >more

  • Paving the way for financial inclusion

    Paving the way for financial inclusion

    The Microinsurance Learning Sessions Egypt will take place in Cairo from 30-31 May 2016. The conference will bring together around 100 international and national experts to discuss challenges and opportunities for microinsurance in Egypt. The event is jointly organised by GIZ (on behalf of BMZ), MFW4A and the Munich Re Foundation in collaboration with the Egyptian Financial Supervisory Authority (EFSA) and the Insurance Federation of Egypt. >more

  • Annual report 2015

    Annual report 2015

    2015 was a very special year; we celebrated our first milestone birthday. You cannot move mountains in ten years, but our concept “From Knowledge to Action” has borne fruits. Or, as the Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Hans-Jürgen Schinzler, summed up in a conversation on our work: “Many people benefit from the work of the foundation.” >more

  • Microinsurance business models for Africa - Efficiency is key!

    Microinsurance business models for Africa - Efficiency is key!

    From 6 to 7 April the third East African Microinsurance Learning Sessions took place in Kenya. Around 80 insurance and development experts participated in the event. How to develop viable business models for microinsurance in the region was a key topic of the conference. Read here a summary of the main findings. >more

  • Children play a key role – Disaster risk reduction in Pune, India

    Children play a key role – Disaster risk reduction in Pune, India

    What have drawing lessons got to do with disaster risk reduction? How can an illiterate person carry out a risk analysis? The RISK Award Project 2015 in Pune provides us with the answers to these questions. >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

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