• 14th International Microinsurance Conference - Register now!

    14th International Microinsurance Conference - Register now!

    The 14th IMC “Inclusive Insurance for Emerging Markets” will take place in Lusaka from 6 – 8 November 2018. Approximately 450 experts from around the world will discuss and identify ways of accelerating growth and economic viability in inclusive insurance for emerging markets. The conference will be hosted by the Microinsurance Technical Advisory Group of Zambia (TAG) and the Munich Re Foundation in cooperation with the MiN. >more

  • 2019 RISK Award "Coastal Resilience" - Call for proposals

    2019 RISK Award "Coastal Resilience" - Call for proposals

    Island states belong to the top-priority countries at risk in most parts of the world. Along with the other coastal areas, they are exposed to a number of risks. Extreme storms, erosion, sea level rise and further environmental changes. What are the most useful approaches to build resilience? Apply now and win funding of up to €100,000. >more

  • New publication "Positionen 2018": Digital. Innovative. Fair? The future is already here

    New publication "Positionen 2018": Digital. Innovative. Fair? The future is already here

    Modern life has been strongly impacted by technical advances. We are already spending a significant portion of our time in the digital world, and in some cases in the automated world. There are both benefits and downsides to this. The summarised positions here reflect the key findings and statistics from our 2018 dialogue forums. (German) >more

  • Gibika final project report: Protecting livelihoods, preventing disasters

    Gibika final project report: Protecting livelihoods, preventing disasters

    The report summarises the key research findings from our Gibika project in Bangladesh (2013–2018). It analyses how environment-related stress and climate change are impacting life in Bangladesh. At the same time, we illustrate the connections between livelihoods, resilience, migration and disaster prevention. >more

  • "Münchner Klimaherbst 2018": Energy for the turnaround

    "Münchner Klimaherbst 2018": Energy for the turnaround

    Climate change happens and bears enormous risks - even today! The energy turnaround and digitalization appear as promising building blocks to fight global warming. But what is the price? >more

  • New Summer Academy programme: World risk and adaptation futures

    New Summer Academy programme: World risk and adaptation futures

    A leading global challenge today centers on the capacity to make appropriate decisions that will navigate countries and communities towards a safe, sustainable future. Uncertainty about future risk trends plays a central role in whether or not policy makers and practitioners can make decisions that help society adapt to climate risks and capture the opportunities ahead. >more

  • "When the warning flags are raised, we dig a deep hole"

    "When the warning flags are raised, we dig a deep hole"

    As part of the Gibika project, people at risk in the south of Bangladesh received emergency training from the start of 2016 to the end of 2017. Shaun, a 15-year-old school pupil, played a leading role in a street theatre performance on the subject of flood warning. >more

  • Energyschool Munich receives Georg-Salvamoser-Award in the category "Young Energy"

    Energyschool Munich receives Georg-Salvamoser-Award in the category "Young Energy"

    The Green City project, Energy School Munich, received a further award in 2018. On 21 June, the project team accepted an award from the Georg Salvamoser Foundation in the special category "Young Energy". The €25,000 award is one of the most coveted environmental distinctions in Germany. We are delighted for Green City and would like to offer them our warmest congratulations on this achievement. >more

  • Dialogue Forum on 16 May 2018: Work 4.0 – Of robots and people

    Dialogue Forum on 16 May 2018: Work 4.0 – Of robots and people

    Intelligent machines are helping us in more and more areas of life. In some cases, humans are being replaced by robots. What are the implications for us? Our view of ourselves as the peak of creation is being challenged, and the basic principles of social coexistence may even be in jeopardy. What needs to happen to allow people to keep up with the pace of the networked Industry 4.0 with as little stress as possible?
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  • FogNet Alliance – A new competence centre for fog net technology

    FogNet Alliance – A new competence centre for fog net technology

    An international alliance for fog nets aims to pool the expertise acquired in this field and initiate joint activities. In August 2017, WaterFoundation Ebenhausen and Munich Re Foundation gave the starting signal for the global partnership. From now on, the new network will be brought to life. >more

  • 2017 RISK Award – Improving medical care in Nepal

    2017 RISK Award – Improving medical care in Nepal

    The Nursing Association in Nepal (NAN) has won the 2017 RISK Award and is using the prize money to improve medical care for many thousands of people in Nepal. With their partner organisations, they are developing new, digital information and communication technologies for the health sector. >more

Summer Academy: World risk and adaptation futures

Summer Academy: World risk and adaptation futures

A sound understanding of future trajectories in environmental and climatic risks and especially the related socio-economic vulnerabilities is of key importance for science, policy and practice alike. Yet, such knowledge and the methodological toolkit to develop it remains inadequate to date. To overcome that gap we initiated the Summer Academy and invite experts to discuss this challenge and find solutions. >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