• Dialogue forum on 23 January 2018: Globalisation and digitalisation – The world in the fast lane?

    Dialogue forum on 23 January 2018: Globalisation and digitalisation – The world in the fast lane?

    New technologies present a host of opportunities and development options in a world that is becoming increasingly globalised. Things we could only dream of for decades, such as robots that can relieve us of work, are now suddenly a reality. But at the same time, digitalisation is changing our social structures and posing major challenges in terms of social cohesion. What will the world of tomorrow look like? >more

  • 2015 RISK Award India: A project is completed – and hits the ground running

    2015 RISK Award India: A project is completed – and hits the ground running

    We have achieved more than we could have hoped for: there are now training groups in 64 communities, coaching lessons in primary schools and universities, and a network of aid workers has been established in both urban centres and rural districts. And last but not least, there is a new risk monitoring app, and close networking with new and influential partners from the private sector. >more

  • 2018 Dialogue forums: Digital. Innovative. Fair? The future on our doorsteps

    2018 Dialogue forums: Digital. Innovative. Fair? The future on our doorsteps

    Innovations are changing our everyday routines, and changing us, the way we live together, the forms of communication we use, and our work environment. Digitalisation offers many new opportunities – particularly for people in developing countries. At the same time, people in the 21st century will be more dependent on digital systems – they will become “glass human beings”. >more

  • Building Pioneers final report – The long and difficult road of innovation

    Building Pioneers final report – The long and difficult road of innovation

    Linking knowledge and action – that is the aim of the Munich Re Foundation. And this was the reason we supported an innovative project that hopes to revolutionise house building in Bangladesh. It turned out to be a complicated matter with a large number of obstacles. >more

  • "The future world of inclusive insurance – staying ahead of developments" - Report 13th International Microinsurance Conference

    "The future world of inclusive insurance – staying ahead of developments" - Report 13th International Microinsurance Conference

    Modern technology is transforming the insurance industry and offers huge opportunities to close the insurance gap. Microinsurance today reaches a promising 8.3% of the population in Latin America and the Caribbean according to recent studies. At the same time, the lack of cover against natural disasters pushes millions back into poverty again and again when disasters strike. >more

  • CO2 compensation 2017: Rainforest protection in Madre de Díos, Peru

    CO2 compensation 2017: Rainforest protection in Madre de Díos, Peru

    The foundation’s projects, conferences and business operations inevitably lead to CO2 emissions. These emissions are documented so that the Foundation can compensate them through an offset project. This year, we are supporting a rainforest protection project in Peru. >more

  • Network technology 2.0 - a new chance for Tanzania

    Network technology 2.0 - a new chance for Tanzania

    Since 2009, the German non-profit organisation p(e)d world has been collecting water on a high plateau in Tanzania using fog nets. Just as previously in Morocco, in November 2017 an efficient CloudFisher was installed for the first time. The case in Tanzania shows: the transfer of the fog net technology is working perfectly. >more

  • The Landscape of Microinsurance in LAC 2017 - Briefing note

    The Landscape of Microinsurance in LAC 2017 - Briefing note

    This preliminary briefing note summarises key insights from the 2017 Landscape of Microinsurance in Latin America and the Caribbean study which will be published in the first quarter of 2018. The data collected through this study indicates that, as of December 2016, about 8.2% of the Latin American population had at least one microinsurance policy. >more

  • Dialogue forums 2017 "Positionen"

    Dialogue forums 2017 "Positionen"

    People today are constantly on the move. Whether in industrialised countries or developing countries, we are all mobile as never before, only under very different circumstances. Around 65 million people worldwide are currently on the move - the highest number ever recorded by the UN Refugee Council. In our "Positionen" we highlight 10 lessons learned from our forums 2017. (German) >more

  • Nurmia: "If we had left earlier ... " - A Gibika photofilm

    Nurmia: "If we had left earlier ... " - A Gibika photofilm

    In examining evacuation behaviour and decision-making in the face of environmental threats to Bangladesh, it quickly becomes clear how important it is for climate-change adaptation plans to include local inputs. Talking to the people about their experiences and perceptions of disaster risks can uncover unexpected views. >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