Poor and vulnerable people in emerging markets and developing countries are affected most by natural disasters. They suffer disproportionately due to their higher vulnerability and exposure and lower ability to cope and recover. In 2019, our Consultative Forums will explore how insurance providers, policymakers, insurance regulators and supervisors can collaborate to reduce the protection gap and help to build resilience in the face of climate risk and natural disasters. The 15th Consultative Forum provides a platform for dialogue between these stakeholders, as well as the opportunity to meet with and learn from colleagues and experts involved in disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation from Latin America and other regions.
Who should attend?
Senior representatives of insurance regulatory and supervisory authorities, supervisors from other relevant sectors, policymakers, insurers, brokers, climate change experts, aggregators, and international development partners.
What are the key themes?
* Why does the protection gap exist and why does it need to be addressed urgently?
* What roles can different stakeholders play in building resilience to natural catastrophes related to climate change?
* Is insurance always the best – and only solution? What other disaster risk management approaches could be adopted to help solve the enormous challenges?
* How can regional and sovereign disaster risk financing tools and microinsurance reinforce and not undermine one another?
Who are the hosts?
The 15th Consultative Forum is organised by the International Association of Insurance Supervisors (IAIS), the Access to Insurance Initiative (A2ii) and the Microinsurance Network (MiN). It will take place alongside the FSI – ASSAL – IAIS Regional Seminar for Insurance Supervisors of Latin America (8-9 May 2019)and will be hosted by the Superintendencia de Seguros y Reaseguros de Panamáand supported by the Association of Insurance Supervisors of Latin America (ASSAL).
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The Global Money Transfer Summit (GMTS) is the most recognised conference in the money transfer industry. It brings together innovators, disruptors and established industry stakeholders who are driving the worldwide payments and payment ecosystems in Africa.
By fostering and developing a deeper understanding of the evolving digital remittance services, GMTS can provide insights that will guide regulators, policy makers, governments, businesses and investment decisions in the emerging digital remittance and payment space across Africa.
GMTS brings together top executives from the international money transfer operators, financial services providers, mobile network operators, national regulators, card and payment switch providers, fintechs, application providers etc. within the remittance, banking and payment ecosystems in Africa and beyond. Featuring case studies on remittance services, payments and other innovations in the cross border remittance services space in Africa, GMTS will be the largest gathering of stakeholders in the remittance ecosystem serving the African remittance industry. Hear firsthand from leading executives and discover how policies, trends and emerging technologies are impacting the African remittance and payment industry.
From February 19-22, social behavior change experts from across the African continent will gather to discuss and examine the role behavior change plays in achieving health impact at national and regional levels at the 1st Africa Social & Behavior Change (ASBC) Conference, hosted by Population Services Kenya, a PSI network member.
Experts from PS Kenya, PSI and its network members will share how we design our programs with our user at the center and contribute to a healthy market where she can access the products and services she needs, when and where she wants them.
Archimedes Project invites you to help design an innovative sanitation enterprise at a three-day Social Enterprise Ideation Lab in Nairobi. This event will bring together professionals and experts from across different disciplines, sectors, and countries to design a lean, human-centered startup. Ultimately, the goal is to produce a venture which is scalable, financially sustainable and serves the needs of the population of Nairobi. Using the idea generated from the Ideation Lab, Archimedes Project will work with a local entrepreneur to build the venture and test it with customers within a year. This is a great opportunity to impact millions of lives in a financially sustainable way by providing access to sanitation in urban Kenya.
The Business as Mission Conference is a three day event designed to give you a taste of what is happening around the world in Business as Mission. Key business and network leaders and investors are coming from around the world to share insights into how God is using business to advance His Kingdom. Come and see how the BAM movement is gaining momentum as God inspires each of us to use the work and gifts He has given us to spread the gospel to all peoples.
Europeans have been pioneers in the ‘business as mission’ movement for centuries and we are excited to launch the new BAM Conference Europe in 2019! BAM Training has been hosting highly rated BAM Conferences for the past 8 years in the USA and Asia.
Once again, the Devex Global Development Career Forum will bring together global development professionals with recruiters from 60+ of the world’s leading development agencies, NGOs and development companies. This year, we’re also offering increased resources and opportunities for gaining the practical advice you need to boost your career.
During our annual gathering in Washington D.C. we’ll connect over 500 global development professionals with recruiters from over 60 exhibiting organizations. As we do anticipate selling out again this year, we encourage you to apply early to secure your spot.
Kick start your idea and change your life over the course of 54 hours at Techstar’s Startup Weekend for Impact Entrepreneurs. Startup Weekend in Great Barrington, MA is designed for you to bring your social impact business idea or business concept to life. We want you to come with your idea that can provide a measurable benefit to human and/or natural communities. We welcome ideas across all social and environmental disciplines and technologies including environmental, sustainability, housing, food and agriculture, wellness, mindfulness, women’s empowerment, education, technology, data, AI, healthcare, pollution, waste, climate and hunger.
We aim to attract talented innovators and disruptors from around the Northeast and to establish Great Barrington and the Berkshires as a regional center for social and environmental innovation.
Impact Entrepreneur and Techstars Startup Weekend have combined to bring your socially impactful ideas to life at Startup Weekend for Impact Entrepreneurs. If you have an idea that is great for individuals, the community or the environment this is the place to look for a team, create a prototype of your idea, validate your business idea, and receive feedback from experienced and awesome social impact entrepreneurs and mentors, all in one weekend.
The time to act is now. The environment needs it, society expects it and investors are increasingly demanding it. Old models aren’t fit for the future. Businesses have to innovate to deliver positive impacts for the environment, demonstrate leadership on social issue and deliver greater transparency and disclosure around current and future risks. Companies that can navigate this shift will lead the way to new business models, new opportunities and greater prosperity.
The Responsible Business Summit New York Summit (March 18-19, 2019) will tackle the core issues facing business in the drive to a more sustainable economy.
- Innovate and lead: Identify new innovations, materials, technologies and partnerships that will help your business deliver ambitious social and climate impacts
- You can’t do it alone: Successfully engage Employees, Investors, Government, Suppliers and Competitors to deliver ambitious SDG impacts
- Transparent ESG disclosures: Disclose accurate data to showcase risks, demonstrate long-term value and deliver transparent ESG disclosures fit for Investors
- Authentic and engaging communications: Deliver purpose-driven communications that demonstrates leadership and builds advocacy
- Move future risks to opportunities: Transform business risks into future opportunities through new systems, Board oversight and ambitious leadership