Overview: Disaster Risk Financing Solutions for Climate-resilient Livelihoods in the Agricultural Sector
Increasing climatic shocks and disasters resulting from climate change are posing a major challenge for developing countries, causing a threat to, or reversing development gains and hindering efforts to alleviate extreme poverty and foster shared prosperity. Disaster Risk Financing and Insurance (DRFI) is a key instrument which can increase the financial resilience of rural households and businesses. However, governments and the private sector, particularly domestic insurance markets often have limited experience and expertise to design and implement effective and efficient DRF in Agrgiculture programs. This limited capacity constitutes a major impediment to the provision of a wide range of agriculture risk financing tools.
To bridge this gap, the Disaster Risk Financing Solutions for Climate-resilient Livelihoods in the Agricultural Sector webinar series, which builds on the success of Strengthening Financial Resilience in Agriculture Knowledge Series that was delivered in 2021-2022, aims to further deepen knowledge on agriculture insurance, and enable global knowledge exchange and collaboration among practitioners, technical counterparts, and policymakers of developing countries in designing and implementation of disaster risk finance for agriculture.
Webinar 1: June 7, 2023 - Index-based Livestock Insurance and the State of Global Evidence
Webinar 2: July 13, 2023 - The State of Inclusive Financial Services and Global Evidence on Strengthening Climate Resilience
Webinar 3: September 5, 2023 - Lessons Learned and Impact of Meso-Level Index-Based Insurance and Credit Solutions