African Risk Capacity (ARC) News

Update: Parametric Catastrophe Pool, CCRIF, to Provide Rapid Payout for Bahamas After Dorian

Some of the first financial relief the Bahamas receives in the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian may be a rapid insurance payout from a novel program just 12 years old. CCRIF, once short for the Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility, was …

New Insurance Products Could Cut Natural Disaster Costs in Poorer Nations: Report

New types of insurance could cut the costs of natural disasters for poorer countries and reduce the amount of humanitarian aid needed, according to a report commissioned by Britain’s international development ministry. The cost of natural disasters to some of …

Africa’s Disaster Resilience Is Focus of New African Risk Capacity Partnership

The African Risk Capacity (ARC) has teamed up with the African Development Bank (AfDB) to help African nations strengthen their resilience to weather-related risks. The ARC and the AfDB will work together to develop their member states’ understanding of the …

Willis to Help Mobilize Global ‘Resilience Modelling & Mapping Forum’ for Nat Cat

Willis Group Holdings is providing $1 million to help mobilize a global “Resilience Modelling and Mapping Forum” to address natural catastrophe risk, according to Dominic Casserley, CEO. The Resilience Modelling and Mapping Forum is a collaboration between the global re/insurance …

G7 Endorses African Risk Capacity Program as Model for Climate Insurance

An announcement from African Risk Capacity (ARC) notes that “G7 leaders have singled out Africa’s first parametric catastrophe insurance pool, as a model upon which to develop catastrophe insurance solutions in vulnerable regions. “During the 41st G7 summit in June, …

African Risk Capacity (ARC) Payouts to Exceed $25 Million

The African Union’s African Risk Capacity’s affiliated mutual insurance company, ARC Ltd, is set to make claim payouts of more than $25 million to three of its member states belonging to its catastrophe insurance pool, which was recently established to …

Africa Launches First Catastrophe Risk Insurance Pool

In the 1980s images of skeletal Ethiopian babies and their parents, dying from hunger during a devastating famine, helped galvanize global humanitarian and financial aid to drought-ravaged African countries. Three decades and countless droughts later and the relief model Africa …