• Call for proposals now open for submissions

    Call for proposals now open for submissions

    The 15th International Conference on Inclusive Insurance for Emerging Markets "Coping with Climate Risk” will take place in Dhaka from 5 – 7 November 2019. The conference will be hosted in cooperation with the Bangladesh Insurance Association (BIA) and the Microinsurance Network. >more

  • "A win-win situation for everyone - An entrepreneurial approach to bridging the gap" - Dialogue forum on 12 March 2019

    "A win-win situation for everyone - An entrepreneurial approach to bridging the gap" - Dialogue forum on 12 March 2019

    Economic growth can be an effective means of combatting poverty in developing countries, and companies will play a key role in this context. How can they be socially responsible while operating under ever-tougher competitive conditions? What responsibility do investors from industrialised countries have in developing countries and emerging markets? >more

  • Dialogue forum 21 February: "Poverty traps – When risk keeps you poor and poverty keeps you at risk"

    Dialogue forum 21 February: "Poverty traps – When risk keeps you poor and poverty keeps you at risk"

    The people who live in poverty are exposed to the biggest risks. They are highly vulnerable to natural disasters, epidemics and conflict. At the same time, these factors keep people locked in the poverty trap. Where risks are high and incomes are low, nobody can invest in a prosperous future. Is this true? Where do these factors have the most severe impact? >more

  • Call for grant applications - Fog collection and fog net technology projects

    Call for grant applications - Fog collection and fog net technology projects

    To assist the development of projects for collecting water from fog, the WaterFoundation and the Munich Re Foundation are awarding one or more grants for the provision of new or the enhancement of existing fog collection projects. Both organizations are the founders of a FogNet Alliance in order to improve fog net technology in general, provide knowledge and serve fog net projects including management. >more

  • Environmental performance 2018 and carbon offset project in Ghana

    Environmental performance 2018 and carbon offset project in Ghana

    The Munich Re Foundation takes responsibility for climate protection. As every year, we calculate our CO2 emissions due to office operations as well as our projects and compensate them with an offset-project. In 2018, our carbon footprint amounted to 1,013 tonnes of CO2. To offset the footprint of our events and projects, we supported the Guyapa Stoves project in Ghana. >more

  • 2017 RISK Award: How nurses in Nepal are modernising the healthcare system

    2017 RISK Award: How nurses in Nepal are modernising the healthcare system

    Mobile phones and tablets are the daily companions of the EpiNurses – nurses with special digital training – in Nepal. The women are sent to refugee camps, crisis areas and remote mountainous regions to provide medical care in emergencies. >more

  • 2019 Dialogue forums: Poor rich world

    2019 Dialogue forums: Poor rich world

    No poverty! Worldwide – with no exceptions or compromises. This is the first of the United Nations' sustainable development goals to be achieved by 2030. It illustrates the huge importance of poverty in relation to global development. The picture presented in the media is made up of disaster reports, crises and famines. The UN goals seem almost utopian - We will discuss ways out and solutions. >more

  • Summary - 14th IMC 2018: "Technology remains a driver behind increasing insurance outreach"

    Summary - 14th IMC 2018: "Technology remains a driver behind increasing insurance outreach"

    Progress in the use and affordability of mobile technology, and the rise of mobile payment schemes, are boosting the outreach of financial services to hundreds of millions of low-income customers previously without access. However, the low level of interest shown by the insurance industry in the low-income insurance market as well as regulatory environments that often prohibit innovations remain major bottlenecks. >more

  • 2019 RISK Award: 109 applications from 48 countries

    2019 RISK Award: 109 applications from 48 countries

    The call for proposals for the „Coastal Resilience“ RISK Award ended on 30 November 2018. We received 109 applications from 48 countries which address the issue from different perspectives. The high number of proposals from all over the world clearly proves the necessity for countries and people in coastal areas to act in order to adapt to and cope with climate and environmental changes. >more

  • Adaptation to climate and environmental changes in Bangladesh - New photofilm and new factsheet

    Adaptation to climate and environmental changes in Bangladesh - New photofilm and new factsheet

    "Riverbank erosion usually happens slowly, but occasionally a larger chunk of land suddenly falls into the water. This is what happened the day Sahia lost her first house. As soon as she noticed how deep the cracks were in the ground, she started carrying out their belongings to safety. A few hours later, the house was gone." Read and see more in the new Gibika factsheet and photofilm. >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

Inclusive Insurance

Inclusive Insurance

The IMC 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