• 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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  • New Summer Academy programme: World risk and adaptation futures - Call for applications!

    New Summer Academy programme: World risk and adaptation futures - Call for applications!

    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

  • 14th International Microinsurance Conference

    14th International Microinsurance Conference

    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

  • Climate migration - A human experience that can also have positive effects

    Climate migration - A human experience that can also have positive effects

    Four questions put to Dina Ionesco and Mariam Traore Chazalnoel, International Organization for Migration (IOM). The IOM is an aid organisation which works all around the globe. They support people who are forced to migrate, who are underway or who already have reached their destination. Climate-induced migration is a relatively new topic. In that case, environmental push-factors are main drivers to leave. >more

  • What does climate change mean for islands?

    What does climate change mean for islands?

    Climate change is a complex and time-sensitive challenge for all nations. For small-island developing states (SIDS), the implications are particularly dire. Their geography makes them inherently susceptible to natural Disasters and other geological forces, including rising sea levels, intensifying storms, and degrading ecosystems. >more

  • 10 years of evolution in inclusive insurance

    10 years of evolution in inclusive insurance

    The conference "10 years of evolution in inclusive insurance" has been organised to foster a dialogue on key emerging issues, promoting the development of the inclusive insurance market and disaster risk financing in the region. The event was hosted by Fasecolda, Banca de las Oportunidades, the Munich Re Foundation, MiCRO and the BID-FOMIN. >more

  • Energy School Munich 2017: Experiencing energy and climate protection at first hand

    Energy School Munich 2017: Experiencing energy and climate protection at first hand

    Researching, experimenting, experiencing: pupils attending the exciting workshops of the Energy School Munich learn everything about sustainable power generation, energy conservation and climate protection. The Green City e.V. environmental organisation has been working towards greater sustainability in education since 1990 – with a lot of success. >more

  • Gibika cyclone early warning - further progress in building resilience in Bangladesh

    Gibika cyclone early warning - further progress in building resilience in Bangladesh

    The Gibika team has established an improved early warning structure for cyclones in the Bengal Village Dalbanga South over the last years. Since the Munich Re Foundation funding for the project has expired by the end of 2017, the task of the last months was to transform the activities into a sustainable development for the region. >more

  • Report 13th International Microinsurance Conference 2017, Peru

    Report 13th International Microinsurance Conference 2017, Peru

    Modern technology is transforming the insurance industry and offers huge opportunities to close the insurance gap. Microinsurance today reaches a promising 8.3% of the population in Latin America and the Caribbean according to recent studies. At the same time, the lack of cover against natural disasters pushes millions back into poverty again and again when disasters strike. >more

  • 2017 Annual Report: Innovation – Migration – Mobile Solutions

    2017 Annual Report: Innovation – Migration – Mobile Solutions

    2017 was dominated by debates around security and migrants. For this reason, we concentrated our efforts in 2017 on migration, flight and integration, also in our own projects. Further topics were innovation including mobile solutions for disaster risk management as well as in the microinsurance sector. >more

  • 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

  • 2015 RISK Award India: A project is completed – and hits the ground running

    2015 RISK Award India: A project is completed – and hits the ground running

    We have achieved more than we could have hoped for: there are now training groups in 64 communities, coaching lessons in primary schools and universities, and a network of aid workers has been established in both urban centres and rural districts. And last but not least, there is a new risk monitoring app, and close networking with new and influential partners from the private 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