Sub-Saharan Africa knows more than its fair share of disasters induced by natural hazards. The past few months alone have seen drought in the Horn of Africa, floods in Mali and Rwanda, and landslides in Ethiopia and Uganda. Between 2005 and 2015, the region experienced an average of 157 disasters per year, claiming the lives of roughly 10,000 people annually.
Disasters can have a debilitating impact on countries’ growth and development prospects. Losses from disasters are only expected to rise as the impacts of climate change intensify across the region. Given these challenges, governments have often been reliant on external aid and budget reallocation to pay for disaster recovery. However, this financing strategy comes at a cost. Uncertainty and delays in aid flows tend to complicate planning for relief and recovery efforts, and budget reallocations can divert funding from vital development programs.
Deadline: 18-Dec-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
The DRFIP is undertaking a four-year DRF Analytics Project to improve the understanding and to increase the capacity of governments to take informed decisions on DRF based on sound financial analysis. The objective of the project will be achieved through four outcomes:
i. Governments understand their financial risk related to natural disasters;
ii. Governments employ efficient financial/actuarial analysis, such as cost-benefit analyses, in the development of DRF strategies;
iii. Improved financial capacity to meet financial needs immediately following natural disasters; and
iv. Increased capacity in Governments to monitor and evaluate DRF strategies. Under this project a suite of interactive DRF quantitative tools will be developed which can be adapted and applied to support capacity building and decision making in countries.
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October 11, 2018 | 11:30 WITA (Bali Indonesia)
October 10, 2018 | 22:30 ET
October 11, 2018 | 3:30 GMT
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Attend the LIVE EVENT High Level Dialogue on Disaster Risk Financing and Insurance in Indonesia at Annual Meetings 2018 Online and join in on the discussion.
October 10, 2018 | 11:30 WITA (Bali. Indonesia)
October 9, 2018 | 23:30 ET
October 10, 2018 | 3:30 GMT
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Deadline: 22-Oct-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
The Disaster Risk Financing and Insurance Program (DRFIP) is seeking support from a firm in the specification, development and validation of quantitative and actuarial tools (likely in MS Excel). The tools will be used in disaster risk financing and insurance capacity building and decision making. The tools should draw on current international best practice in user interface design, user experience, visualization, transparency and quality in coding, and probabilistic financial and actuarial and economic analysis.
Deadline: 30-Nov-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
Objective: The objective is to develop a 4-day modular capacity building program on Disaster Risk Financing(DRF)to enhance understanding of DRF strategies and instruments for protection from natural disasters, embedded in the broader Disaster Risk Management and fiscal risk management frameworks, and build the skills of stakeholders to design and implement such strategies.