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2nd Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Reduction, New Delhi

November 7-8, 2007

Description
Agenda WITH UPDATED MATERIALS
Implementation Agency and Partners
Target Audience

Description

In collaboration with the Government of India, the World Bank Institute is co- financing and supporting the organization of the 2nd Asian Conference on Disaster Reduction scheduled to be held in New Delhi on November 7-8, 2007 through a GFDRR grant funding. The goal of the conference is to review the implementation of the Hyogo Framework for Action in Asia in the context of various initiatives taken in the region and share experiences of Asian and Pacific countries in Disaster Rick Reduction. This workshop/conference will bring together governments of all Asian countries to review progress on disaster risk reduction and mull over the national and regional strategies for accelerating disaster mitigation efforts.

For more on the conference click on this link http://www.amcdrrindia.com/

In addition, the WBI-World Bank team is organizing the a technical session on "Risk Financing and Risk Insurance". The session will provide a broad overview of the existing disaster risk financing instruments from the user perspective. In particular, it will focus on the benefits of modern market-based disaster risk financing techniques for homeowners, SMEs, farmers, and governments. 

Agenda

 

TECHNICAL SESSION 3: RISK FINANCING AND RISK INSURANCE
7th November 2007, 14.00 am -16.00am
 

Summary of Session: The session will provide a broad overview of the existing disaster risk financing instruments from the user perspective. In particular, it will focus on the benefits of modern market-based disaster risk financing techniques for homeowners, SMEs, farmers, and governments. Due to considerable differences in their risk profiles, to be effective risk financing solutions have to be custom-tailored to the specific risk management needs of each of these customer segments. Drawing on the real project experience with disaster risk financing programs, presenters will review major pros and cons of different risk financing approaches and walk the audience through the key steps involved in developing well-functioning catastrophe insurance programs

Chairs: M.S. Reddy, Member, National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA)
 Eugene Gurenko, Lead Financial Sector Specialist, World Bank

Profile of Speakers: Rubem Hofliger, Aidan Pope, Olivier Mahul, Eugene Gurenko (.pdf file, 36kb)

Program:

Time Topic Speaker
14:00am – 14:10amWelcome, Brief Overview and Introduction of the PanelM.S. Reddy, NDMA, India
14:10am – 14:30amDesigning Effective Catastrophe Insurance Solutions for Homeowners and SMEs: What Works and What Doesn't (.pdf file, 140kb)Eugene Gurenko, The World Bank
14:30am – 14:50amCatastrophe Bonds for Governments: Case Study of the Mexican Catastrophe Bond (.pdf file, 857kb)Rubem Hofliger
FONDEN, Ministry of Interior, Mexico
14:50am – 15:10amCatastrophe Insurance for Governments: The Carribean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility Case Study(.pdf file, 638kb)Aidan Pope, Regional Head Latin America/Caribbean
 (Benfield)
15:10am – 15:30amAgricultural Insurance: Market-based Solutions for Better Risk SharingOlivier Mahul, Program Manager, Insurance for the Poor, World Bank
15:30am -16:00amQuestion and Answer Sessionmoderated by Eugene Gurenko
 

Background Documents:
Enabling Productive But Asset-Poor Farmers to Succeed: A Risk Financing Framework, Eugene Gurenko and Olivier Mahual, World Bank (.pdf file, 292kb)

Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility: A solution to the short-term liquidity needs of small island states in the aftermath of natural disaster, Francis Ghesquiere, Olivier Mahul, Marc Fomi, and Ross Gartley, World Bank(.pdf file, 406kb)

Managing Agricultural Production Risk: Innovations in Developing Countries, Agriculture and Rural Development Department, the World Bank(.pdf file, 1,894kb)

 


 


 

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Implementation Agency and Partners

The proposed activity is being hosted and implemented by the Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India in partnership with United Nations –International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UN:ISDR), World Bank, World Bank Institute, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), United Nations Economic and Social Council for Asia Pacific (UNESCAP), Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC), Asian Disaster Reduction Center (ADRC), SAARC Disaster Management Center, Swiss Development Corporation (SDC) & United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and other organizations would be collaborating with the Government of India in organizing the conference.


Target Audience 

The conference will be attended by Ministers and other Government and Non-Government representatives from Asia and the Pacific Island countries. Experts, practitioners, scientists and subject matter expert for the technical sessions will be invited. Representative from UN agencies, regional organizations and specialized agencies will also be invited.  

 

 



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