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18:00 - 21:00 8 March 2017

Panel Discussion: Risk Finance for the Developing World.


JZ Young Lecture Theatre | Alexandra House (link Map)
17-19 Queen square | London | WC1N 3AR | United Kingdom

Open to: Alumni | Public | Academic | Student
Admission: 0
Ticketing: Ticketed and Pre-booking essential

Speaker information

Carmine Galasso, Lecturer, UCL Department of Civil, Environmental & Geomatic
Daniel Stander, Global Managing Director, Risk Management Solutions (RMS)
Ric Goodman, Kenya Hunger Safety Net Programme (HSNP)
Further Representatives, Further representatives from a leading donor organisation and a major humanitarian programmes implementer will bring their experiences and perspectives on disaster risk finance (tbc)
Daniel Clarke, Actuary and Economist, Governments Actuary

In this panel discussion, we plan to explore the incentives and obstacles to provision and uptake of risk finance in the developing world. Our broad panel, with commercial, practitioner, donor, government and academic expertise, will address the following questions: Should development agencies be contributing to insurance and risk finance initiatives in the developing world, or should this be left to local governments and the commercial sector? How can the private sector, donors, local governments and local partners better work together to meet financial planning needs in the developing world? How do the incentives for and barriers to uptake of risk finance vary in different cultural contexts, and how can risk finance products be adapted to address this?

This panel is co-organised by the UCL Institute for Risk and Disaster Reduction and DAI Europe in support of the aims of the DAI led Expert Advisory Call Down Service on Strengthening Resilience and Response to Crisis.


Rosanna Smith
+44 (0)2076793157 | rosanna.smith@ucl.ac.uk


The event is free, please register here