Climate risk and risk prevention financing mechanisms are a complex area. These include, for example, climate insurance in the agricultural sector, country risk pools, social security systems, new forecast-based finance approaches, etc. Often, there is only a small degree of transparency and understanding at the national level in vulnerable developing countries. Many times, the relevant stakeholders are not sufficiently aware of the necessary contingency plans, which leads to a delay in disbursements and their implementation in planned measures. This development is partly due to the fact that the preparation of such plans are often only carried out at a government level and that civil society or other actors are not sufficiently involved.
The project strives to establish multi-actor partnerships (MAPs) on CDRFI in its selected target countries and regions to spur the collaboration between civil society, government and private sector stakeholders. Further, we aim to enhance understanding of CDRFI instruments, build the necessary capacity of CSOs and affected population groups to enable their engagement with, and their influence on, the design and implementation of CDRFI instruments in their respective countries. Lastly, we endeavor to engage the international policy making level through active participation in and contribution to processes including the InsuResilience Global Partnership (IGP) and the UNFCCC.
The consortium is led by CARE Germany and is jointly implemented by CARE, MCII, and Germanwatch. CARE, Germanwatch, and MCII, each work with a particular set of local CSOs to implement the aforementioned objectives. MCII collaborates with the Caribbean Policy Development Centre (CPDC) in Barbados, and the Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities (ICSC) in the Philippines.
Our Project Partners
For this project, MCII has partnered with CARE Germany, Germanwatch, MCII + Caribbean Policy Development Centre (CPDC), Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities (ICSC), Civil Society Network on Climate Change (CISONECC), Chrysalis, SAF/FJKM, Community Development and Environment Association (CDEA), ENDA Energy Environment Development.
Our local partner organization, the Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities (ICSC) has successfully conducted a virtual inception workshop with their CSO stakeholders in the Philippines amidst the COVID-19 pandemic! The workshop is the official and formal start to implementing the Multi-Actor Partnership in the Philippines.
On 7 August 2020, ICSC held the one-day workshop with various organisations and stakeholders with the objectives of
1. convening major actors of climate and disaster risk financing and insurance (CDRFI) to
get an overall lay of the land of CDRFI in the country;
2. providing a conducive space to discuss specific CDRFI issues, share knowledge and
3. linking international, national, and local CDRFI perspectives and establish a basis for
future collaboration on CDRFI in the Philippines; and
4. identifying the next steps for the MAPs to affect change in the country.
The workshop convened more than 60 individuals from national government agencies, insurance providers, academia, civil society, cooperatives, legislative bodies, and international organizations.
This is an important step to connect with CSO actors in our partner countries for the MAPs project and we are looking forward to engaging in follow-up activities in the coming weeks and months. Keeping in mind the safety of everyone involved, we will continue to explore alternative ways of facilitating an active exchange by supporting our local partner ICSC in their endeavor to build up an effective multi-actor partnership on CDRFI in the Philippines, despite the current crisis.
For more information about the event, see the concept note and slides below.
Our colleagues from the Climate Policy Development Centre (CPDC) in Barbados are issuing the below call for proposals for a consultant to prepare a research paper on Gender and Climate and Disaster Risk Finance and Insurance.
Interested consultants should have a history of relevant work in the Caribbean region and/or be based in the Caribbean.
You can find the terms of reference for the paper on their website: https://cpdcngo.org/request-for-proposals-consultant-to-prepare-research-paper-on-gender-and-climate-disaster-risk-finance-and-insurance/
Our local partner organization Caribbean Policy Development Center (CPDC) has successfully conducted virtual kickoff workshops with their CSO stakeholders in Barbados, Antigua and Barbuda, and Grenada amidst the COVID-19 pandemic!
On 16, 17, and 18 June, CPDC colleagues in Barbados connected a variety of civil society actors via webinar with the aim to discuss Climate Disaster Risk Finance and Insurance (CDRFI) practices and needs in the three countries. The objectives of these workshop were to:
- Enhance the knowledge of participants on key elements of CDRFI;
- Provide a space for participants to exchange knowledge, collaborate and share perspectives on CDRFI; and
- Identify the relevant steps for engaging in advocacy around CDRFI.
This is a first important step to connect with NGO actors in our partner countries for the MAPs project and we are looking forward to engaging in follow-up activities in the coming weeks and months. Keeping in mind the safety of everyone involved, we will continue to explore alternative ways of facilitating an active local exchange by supporting our local partner CPDC in their endeavor to build up an effective multi-actor partnership on CDRFI in the Caribbean, despite the current crisis.