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Dear Friends of the Munich Re Foundation,
Ladies and Gentlemen,

The first heat waves have already hit Western Europe, many regions of China and Southeast Asia are currently exposed to extreme temperatures, parts of North America are already suffering from droughts in early summer and have to deal with severe forest fires. And for the East African coast, meteorologists fear a higher number of extreme weather events this year and next due to the emerging weather phenomenon El Niño.

One thing is certain: people all over the world must prepare themselves for weather extremes, societies must become more robust against climate hazards. With our projects, we want to contribute to making affected population groups more resilient. Through events and conferences, we want to share knowledge and stimulate discussion, as well as initiate new networks. Read more about our activities in the past months.  

Your team
Munich Re Foundation


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New project: Resilient Agriculture Innovations for Nature (RAIN) Challenge

The agricultural sector is highly vulnerable to the threats posed by climate change. At the same time, it holds great potential for innovation and transformation. Agricultural systems need to be transformed to become more resilient and ensure food security. In East Africa, we want to support this process together with the Global Resilience Partnership. > more
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Leadership and ownership are keys to Inclusive Insurance's growth

From 24 to 26 April 2023, the Insurance Regulatory Authority of Kenya (IRA) hosted the 8th Regional Conference on Inclusive Insurance in Eastern and Southern Africa. Nearly 150 participants from around the world gathered in Nairobi to share experiences on inclusive insurance in the region and beyond.
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New participatory project on climate justice launched

Climate change concerns us all and the participation of all in climate protection is more important than ever. This is why Green City e.V. and Mikado UMdieWELT from the Initiativgruppe Interkulturelle Begegnung und Bildung e.V., funded by the Munich Re Foundation, have launched a new participatory project on climate justice. Young people are trained to become ESD multipliers through train-the-trainer courses. > more
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Seminar on Climate Justice with the Academy for Political Education in Tutzing

The large discrepancy between countries or population groups that suffer the most from the consequences of global warming and those that have contributed most to it shows how man-made climate change is directly related to questions of justice. We discussed this with guests on 12 and 13 May in Tutzing. > more


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Insurance for Development - Online Training (Spanish)

The ILO's Impact Insurance Facility aims to advance inclusive insurance. As part of this initiative, the online course "Insurance for Development" is offered. Here, professionals can expand their expertise on business models and strategies for insurance solutions for underserved markets. Apply now. > more
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2023 RISK Award "Climate Resilience and Early Warning" - Online Ceremony

The RISK Award 2023 winner has been chosen! The ceremony on 12 July will be an open online event co-hosted by the Munich Re Foundation and UNDRR. We want to raise awareness of the importance of risk prevention. The focus this year is on early warning. We will use the ceremony to announce the winners for the RISK Award 2023. Renowned speakers will round off the programme. Register now! > more
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Climate Academy 2023: Climate change and migration

In September 2023, we will hold a Climate Academy together with UNU-EHS, IOM and UNFCCC. We will analyse issues related to climate-induced migration and in particular discuss the problem of planned relocation, which is already a major issue for some regions. What are the solutions? Scientists and practitioners will develop recommendations. > more
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International Conference on Inclusive Insurance 2023 - Save the date

The conference will take place in Ghana from 23 to 27 October 2023. Experts from over 50 countries will discuss ways to accelerate growth and economic sustainability in the field of inclusive insurance for emerging economies. The conference is organised by the National Insurance Commission of Ghana (NIC), the Ghana Insurance Association (GIA) and the Insurance Brokers' Association of Ghana (IBAG) in collaboration with the Munich Re Foundation and the Microinsurance Network. > more


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Report International Conference on Inclusive Insurance 2022 (ICII 2022)

This report is a summary of the ICII 2022, which took place in Kingston, Jamaica, in October 2022. Around 250 participants from over 50 countries discussed how to make insurance more inclusive. The focus was on solutions to address climate risks and how to address the special needs of small (island) developing states. > more
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IntoAction "2019 RISK Award - Coastal Resilience in Bangladesh"

In this publication, we present the results that the winning project "Disaster Resilient Floating Houses" has been able to achieve over the past years. Bangladesh is losing habitable land due to sea level rise and increasing monsoon rains. Alternative housing options need to be created. This project shows what solutions can look like. > more
Christian Barthelt, Martina Mayerhofer
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