• The Landscape of Microinsurance in Africa 2015 - Full report

    The Landscape of Microinsurance in Africa 2015 - Full report

    This study reports on the current state of microinsurance in Africa as part of World Map of Microinsurance Programme. In aggregate, microinsurance providers in Africa generated a total of USD 756 million in microinsurance gross written premiums in 2014. 61.8 million people, or 5.4% of the total population was identified as being covered by some type of microinsurance product. >more

  • Special dialogue forum on 14 June 2016: Climate change and rainforests

    Special dialogue forum on 14 June 2016: Climate change and rainforests

    The jungle is her fate. On Christmas Eve, 1971, a plane crashed into the Peruvian jungle. Ninety-one passengers died. The sole survivor was a girl named Juliane Koepcke - today Juliane Diller. Juliane is now a biologist and ecologist, and heads the Panguana Research Station in the Peruvian jungle. At a special dialogue forum she - together with Peter Höppe (Munich Re) - explained how climate change is threatening the jungle. >more

  • New publication: IntoAction 6  "RISK Award - Inclusive Disaster Risk Management"

    New publication: IntoAction 6 "RISK Award - Inclusive Disaster Risk Management"

    People with disabilities are particularly vulnerable to disasters because of health, architectural and technological barriers. The winner of the 2014 RISK Award was ONG Inclusiva, an organisation based in Peñaflor, a town south of Santiago in Chile. The aim of the project has been to reduce or eliminate barriers in the city - their report is available now. >more

  • Tropical storm Roanu rages through Bangladesh – First successes for disaster management in Gibika

    Tropical storm Roanu rages through Bangladesh – First successes for disaster management in Gibika

    Bangladesh was hit once again by a tropical storm on 21 May 2016. Cyclone Roanu made landfall in the evening, not far from the seaport of Chittagong on the southeast coast. The good news is that the emergency systems are beginning to take effect. >more

  • Paving the way for financial inclusion

    Paving the way for financial inclusion

    Around 150 representatives from the insurance industry, distribution channels, supervisory authorities and donor organisations met in Cairo to share their experiences and discuss innovations to advance insurance for emerging consumers in Egypt. Consultations on new microinsurance regulation in Egypt will start in July 2016. >more

  • Dialogue forum special for students, trainees and pupils on 31 May 2016: Energy turnaround - Do something!

    Dialogue forum special for students, trainees and pupils on 31 May 2016: Energy turnaround - Do something!

    Polarstern founder Florian Henle explained how concerns for the future inspired him and his co-founders to set up a successful business model for green electricity. Lisa Frieg from Stadtwerke München demonstrated how a community can become active and do something for geothermal energy supply. And Carina Wollmann showed how BMW has opened up a new field of business with the "i" series. >more

  • 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

  • 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

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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