ARC GroupCOP26 2021

CoP26 has started for the ARC Group!

Productive exchanges at #OECDDatCOP26 event where the African Risk Capacity Group underscored the importance of investing more in climate modelling, strengthening contingency planning and developing innovative financing mechanisms to deal with losses and damages from climate change impact in Africa.

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ARC Group corporate video!

Watch our new corporate video and learn more about the African Risk Capacity (ARC) Group!

ARC video

Meeting with MD /Head, Emerging Markets, Corporate Banking, MUFG EMEA

A very forward-looking discussion with Christopher Marks, MD /Head, Emerging Markets, Corporate Banking, MUFG EMEA on the margins of CoP26. We explored smart partnerships possibilities for R&D, product diversification & adaptation financing leveraging a blended approach.


German Government Announces €18m Premium Support to subsidize climate insurance for African Risk Capacity (ARC) Member States

The Government of the Federal Republic of Germany today announced, on the margins of the ongoing United Nations 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26), the sum of €18million to subsidize the cost of disaster risk insurance for qualifying African Risk Capacity (ARC) Group Member States. In her statement, the Parliamentary State Secretary to the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), Dr. Maria Flachsbarth, stated that the commitment will help establish a Premium Support Facility for African governments and humanitarian agencies wishing to purchase climate related insurance.

Read the Press Release here.

German Premium Support

Meeting with VP/CRO, Legal/Sustainability/Partnerships at MIGA

Very exciting meeting with 𝐄𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐨𝐩𝐢𝐬 𝐓𝐚𝐟𝐚𝐫𝐚, VP/CRO, Legal/Sustainability/Partnerships, MIGA, on leveraging smart collaboration to strengthen systems for sustainable Disaster Risk Management and Financing (DRMF) outcomes. Together we will achieve a cultural shift for anticipatory action in Africa.

Meeting with Ethiopis Tafara

Insurance Development Forum

Insightful Roundtable on Delivering on Resilience & Adaptation by Insurance Development Forum at CoP26 on Building Effective Risk Management and Protection Systems for the future. A human-centric approach to natural Disaster Risk Management (DRM) will promote preparedness and early action for dignified responses.

Insurance Development Forum

"Raising the ambition on climate change adaptation and insurance protection" conference

Lesley Ndlovu, ARC Ltd CEO was a key speaker at the CoP26 "raising the ambition on climate change adaptation and insurance protection" conference. The key guiding question was how can insurers, the G20, V20 and German G7 presidency in 2022 strengthen climate and financial resilience? Key Discussions also centered around the critical role PPP can play in scaling up protection. ARC ltd CEO also elaborated on the ARC mechanism and how it is a shining light example of PPP and good practice.

Lesley's event

Meeting with the IFAD team

Action-oriented conversation with IFAD team Amath Pathe Sene, Head, Hub/Country Director a-i, WCA; and Ron Hartman, Director, GPR furtherance to our MoU. We aim to deliver on risk transfer systems and smart premium financing for Africa adaptation resilience

Meeting with IFAD

ARC COP26 Lecture: Strengthening health outcomes through risk management and adaptation  

Watch the lecture here!


Meeting with IFAD President

Very strategic meeting with Gilbert Houngbo, IFAD President, on the programmatic direction of our collaboration. We’re mutually promoting an evidence-based advocacy, premium finance fundraising, and data accessibility towards a public policy shift for Disaster Risk Management in Africa.

Meeting with IFAD President

Anticipatory Action Side-Event at CoP26

At CoP26, we presented Africa’s best practice for mitigating climate crisis at the Anticipatory Action Side Event by UN OCHA and UNDRR. Smart partnerships among agencies is key to predictable funding, knowledge, and building capacities to reduce the human impact of disasters.

Anticipatory Action side-event

Meeting with the AU Commissioner for Agriculture, Rural Development, Blue Economy and Sustainable Environment (ARBE)

We’re delighted to meet H.E. Josefa Sacko, AU Commissioner for Agriculture, Rural Development, Blue Economy and Sustainable Environment (ARBE) on the margins of CoP26. Our mutual collaboration and synergy have helped elevate Africa’s Disaster Risk Management perspectives in various COP26 conversations.

AU Commissioner for Agriculture, Rural Development, Blue Economy and Sustainable Environment (ARBE)

Afdb's "Promoting Climate/Disaster Risk Financing in Africa" Side-Event

"There’s no silver bullet to Disaster Risk Management and Financing and no single agency can provide all the solutions. A multi-donor funding approach like AfDB's ADRIFI ensures Availability, Accessibility & Affordability of risk financing for a 3-level response: mitigation, resilience and adaptation" (Ibrahima Cheikh Diong, ARC Group DG)

Afdb's side-event

Meeting with UNCCD Executive Secretary

Very focused meeting with Ibrahima Thiaw, Executive Secretary, UNCCD, on advancing key deliverables of our MoU. We will jointly work to promote a culture of anticipatory risk response, interoperability of data, &mobilize resources for sustainable gender-responsive Disaster Risk Reduction and adaptation in Africa.

Meeting with UNCCD

"Political and Operational Challenges and Strategies at Global Level and in W/A and Sahel" session at CoP26

Very frank and insightful conversations today at CoP26 with IOM, UNHCR and AFD. "Migration and Displacement in Era of Climate Emergency: Political and Operational Challenges and Strategies at Global Level and in W/A and Sahel" session. Early action is key to preventing migration /displacement of populations.

AFD side-event

Meeting with BMZ Senior-Management

Very productive conversation with Dr Heike Henn, Director for Climate Policy, Energy, Urban Development and Environment and Commissioner for climate policy and climate financing at the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) on scaling up Disaster Risk Management and Financing coverage for Africa. The premium and technical support by the German Governmlent helps our countries in early response to disaster events.

Meeting with BMZ

Meeting with the Executive Director of the Green Climate Fund

Very useful meeting with Yannick Glemarec, Executive Director, Green Climate Fund on forging smart collaboration for Africa’s climate resilience. Strengthening countries Disaster Risk Reduction frameworks is crucial for developing holistic localised solutions against negative impacts of Climate Risk. 

Meeting with ED Green Climate Fund

IFAD Pavillion Virtual-Event

The overarching goal of ARC Group is to provide holistic solutions to our members. In smart partnerships with IFAD and other players, we go beyond insurance to building national Disaster Risk Management and Financing capacities for Climate Risk mitigation and adaptation for resilient communities.

IFAD Side-Event