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WHS side event: The Power of Insurance, Forecast-Based Action and Recovery Finance

Reducing the Humanitarian Finance Gap

The event, led by the World Food Programme and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Co­op­er­a­tion and De­vel­op­ment (BMZ), outlines the role of climate risk insurance, forecast-based finance and other new solutions in contributing to the paradigm shift from managing disasters to managing risks.

23 May 2016 | 1.00 to 2.30 pm | Rumeli hall 5 (LKCC)

The G7 initiative on climate risk insurance (InsuResilience) and the World Food Programme (WFP) support innovative approaches which offer a quick response in disaster situations thereby saving costs and lives and mitigating the financial overburdening of the humanitarian system, while fostering increased preparedness and resilience.


  • HE Dr Gerd Müller | Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development, BMZ, Germany
  • Baroness Verma | Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for International Development, DFID, UK
  • Ertharin Cousin | Executive Director, WFP 


  • Ertharin Cousin | Executive Director, WFP
  • Dr Till Wahnbaeck | CEO, Welthungerhilfe
  • Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala | ARC Agency Governing Board Chair
  • Dr Johannes Richert | Deputy Secretary General, the German Red Cross
  • Dr Jerry Skees | President, GlobalAgRisk, Director Global Parametrics


Owen Barder | Vice President, Director of CDG Europe

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