Events

Strengthening the Enabling Environment for Disaster Risk Financing

25 September 2018 to 26 September 2018
Manila
Philippines

Disaster risks pose a serious threat to the sustainability of many countries in the Asia-Pacific. Innovative approaches and solutions to disaster risk financing are urgently needed.

The Regional Forum on Strengthening the Enabling Environment for Disaster Risk Financing: Options for Enhancing Financial Resilience will provide a venue for cross-country learning and dialogue on strengthening technical knowledge on disaster risk financing (DRF). It will also enable participants to forge regional partnerships to generate knowledge on good DRF practices.

Program and Learning Materials: 
Date Session / Activity Presentation Material Speaker(s)
25 Sep 2018 Session 1 Introduction to Disaster Risk Financing and ADB’s Initiative to Enhance Disaster Resilience
Many countries in Asia suffer from significant disaster loss. From 2007 to 2016, over 321,907 lives have been lost and 1.7 billion people...
Charlotte Benson
25 Sep 2018 Session 2 Public Financial Management of Disaster Risk Moderator: Stephen Schuster; discussants: Richard Walsh, Garth Henderson, Beenish Ashraf Tahir, Paola Sherina Alvarez, Amornsak Mala, and Chandima Anuruddha Kumara Galatumbage
25 Sep 2018 Session 3 Enabling Environment for Enhanced Disaster Risk Financing
The establishment of disaster risk financing (DRF) instruments is important. However, they will only be effective within an enabling environment...
Rodolfo Wehrhahn
25 Sep 2018 Session 4 Disaster Insurance and Reinsurance Solutions in the Agriculture Sector
The agriculture sector faces various risks, such as climate change and rising prices of materials for production. Farmers deal with these...
Arman Oza, Mayur Ankolekar
Date Session / Activity Presentation Material Speaker(s)
26 Sep 2018 Session 5 The Role of Regulation and Supervision for Enhancing Innovative Insurance, Reinsurance and Capital Market Solutions
Innovation can make disaster risk insurance more responsive and effective. The use of FinTech and artificial intelligence, for instance, ...
Rodolfo Wehrhahn
26 Sep 2018 Session 6 Pilot Project on Weather Index Based Crop Insurance
Bangladesh is one of the most disaster-prone countries in the world. Its poor farmers are most vulnerable to calamities yet they are often...
Golam Mortaza
26 Sep 2018 Session 6 Disaster Contingent Financing in the Pacific
There is a strong demand for contingent financing in the Pacific. Gaps in quick-disbursing funds, acculumation of indirect costs over time...
Ananya Basu
26 Sep 2018 Session 6 National Disaster Risk Management Fund (NDRMF) – Pakistan
The National Disaster Risk Management Fund (NDRMF)  is a government-owned, not-for-profit, non-bank financial intermediary in Pakistan...
Nadeem Ahmed
26 Sep 2018 Session 6 Philippine City Disaster Insurance Pool
This presentation shares details about the Philippine City Disaster Insurance Pool (PCDIP), a project which aims to provide seed capital...
Benita Ainabe
26 Sep 2018 Session 7 The Way Forward: Opportunities to Support Disaster Risk Financing Discussants: Bruno Carrasco, Irfa Ampri, Tiziana Bonapace, Biggy Nguyen
26 Sep 2018 Closing Remarks Chiara Bronchi
26 Sep 2018 Photo Gallery Opening Session of the Regional Forum on Strengthening the Enabling Environment for Disaster Risk Financing
Scenes from the Opening Session
26 Sep 2018 Photo Gallery Session 2
Scenes from Session 2 Regional Forum on Strengthening the Enabling Environment for Disaster Risk Financing
26 Sep 2018 Photo Gallery Session 3
Scenes from Session 3 of the Regional Forum on Strengthening the Enabling Environment for Disaster Risk Financing
26 Sep 2018 Photo Gallery Session 4
Scenes from Session 4 of the Regional Workshop on Strengthening the Enabling Environment for Disaster Risk Financing
26 Sep 2018 Photo Gallery Session 5
Scenes from Session 6 of the Regional Forum on Strengthening the Enabling Environment for Disaster Risk Financing
26 Sep 2018 Photo Gallery Session 6
Scenes from Session 6 of the Regional Forum on Strengthening the Enabling Environment for Disaster Risk Financing
26 Sep 2018 Photo Gallery Session 7
Scenes from Session 7 of the Regional Forum on Strengthening the Enabling Environment for Disaster Risk Financing
26 Sep 2018 Photo Gallery Wrap-up and Closing
Scenes from the Closing Session of the Regional Forum on Strengthening the Enabling Environment for Disaster Risk Financing 

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