• 4th Eastern and Southern Africa Regional Learning Sessions - Kigali, Rwanda - 29 to 30 August 2017

    4th Eastern and Southern Africa Regional Learning Sessions - Kigali, Rwanda - 29 to 30 August 2017

    The 4th Eastern and Southern Africa Regional Learning Sessions take place in Kigali from 29 to 30 August 2017. The conference aims at sharing insights on inclusive insurance business models for low-income market segments in Africa. The event is organized and hosted by Access to Finance Rwanda, the Munich Re Foundation and the Rwanda Insurers Association (ASSAR). >more

  • 2017 RISK Award – “...and the winner is: EpiNurse from Nepal!”

    2017 RISK Award – “...and the winner is: EpiNurse from Nepal!”

    The 2017 RISK Award praises and funds a project that enhances disaster preparedness through innovative information and communication technologies. It supports prevention and control of communicable diseases following a disaster. The winning contribution was presented by the Nursing Association of Nepal (NAN). >more

  • Dialogue forum on 10 May 2017: Volunteer work - help where it is needed?

    Dialogue forum on 10 May 2017: Volunteer work - help where it is needed?

    The work of millions of volunteers has become an indispensable part of many areas of our lives. Without the support of volunteers, the public authorities would have quickly met their limits in providing the refugee aid required since autumn 2015. However, the helpers often feel left alone in daily life. >more

  • New bricks to fight climate change

    New bricks to fight climate change

    Ava Mulla is a student of the Resilience Academy, where she has been able to build up contacts in and with Bangladesh. When she presented her project concept in 2015, it was met with great enthusiasm from the other Academy students. Munich Re Foundation sponsors Building Pioneers. Environment- and resource-friendly brick production in Bangladesh – and elsewhere – is an important step towards sustainable development. >more

  • Dialogue forum special: Volunteer work for refugees

    Dialogue forum special: Volunteer work for refugees

    The acute phase of the refugee crisis in Germany appears to be over. It has more or less given way to daily routine in the work with the migrants. However, without the large numbers of voluntary initiatives, the public authorities would still be struggling to cope. What makes the voluntary helpers want to become involved, and to what extent does their help actually reach the refugees? >more

  • Inclusive insurance for the mass market - 13th International Microinsurance Conference

    Inclusive insurance for the mass market - 13th International Microinsurance Conference

    The 13th International Microinsurance Conference will take place in Peru from 7-9 November 2017. Approximately 400 participants and experts from around the world will discuss and identify ways of accelerating growth and economic viability in microinsurance. The conference will be hosted by APESEG in cooperation with the Munich Re Foundation and the Microinsurance Network. >more

  • The 2017 Resilience Academy Capstone Conference:  “Linking Livelihood Resilience and Loss & Damage”

    The 2017 Resilience Academy Capstone Conference: “Linking Livelihood Resilience and Loss & Damage”

    The Academy provides a platform for connecting communities of expertise (academics, practitioners, policy analysts and journalists), examining livelihood resilience in the face of extreme weather events and slow-onset environmental changes. For the fifth and final Academy – the Capstone Conference - the alumni will gather in Washington, close to crucial global policy makers of the US and the United Nations. >more

  • A new focus for our 2015 RISK Award project: Preparing Denotified and Nomadic Tribes in India for disaster risk

    A new focus for our 2015 RISK Award project: Preparing Denotified and Nomadic Tribes in India for disaster risk

    The RISK Award 2015 has a new focus. Our partners from AIILSG now include one of the most vulnerable populations: Nomadic tribes in India. >more

  • Report of the 12th International Microinsurance Conference - Now available!

    Report of the 12th International Microinsurance Conference - Now available!

    The 12th International Microinsurance Conference was hosted by the Insurance Association of Sri Lanka (IASL), the Munich Re Foundation and the Microinsurance Network. Over 400 insurance and development experts from 50 countries participated in the event - which took place for the fourth time in Asia. 80 speakers shared their knowledge in 30 sessions. >more

  • Raising awareness for early warning in Bangladesh

    Raising awareness for early warning in Bangladesh

    The new Gibika early warning system has worked successfully in Dalbanga South. During Cyclone Roanu, which raged through South Bangladesh in May 2016, many people reacted the right way. Disaster risk management in the village was further structured and strengthened during the second half of 2016. >more

  • Policy-makers fostering microinsurance development in Asia

    Policy-makers fostering microinsurance development in Asia

    The second Inclusive Insurance Asia Public Private Dialogue (PPD) and Learning Sessions closed on 16 March 2017 in Hanoi, Vietnam. Around 70 attendees from 10 countries, including high level representatives from the insurance industry and regulatory authorities of the six MEFIN-member countries (Indonesia, Mongolia, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines and Vietnam), discussed market development strategies to improve access to insurance. >more

  • Technology transfer in practice – CloudFisher in Tanzania

    Technology transfer in practice – CloudFisher in Tanzania

    The German organisation p(e)d world has been installing fog collectors in Tanzania since 2011. The new collector that was tested in Morocco will now provide 800 schoolchildren with drinking water. The CloudFisher is thus being used in a different project area for the first time. >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