UNEP FI Principles for Sustainable Insurance (PSI)

Apr 29, 2019 - Apr 30, 2019 | Lagos, Nigeria

2nd Africa Market Event

The aim is this event is to bring together leading practitioners and thinkers within the African insurance ‘ecosystem’ to share experiences and ideas relating to the creation of a growing, resilient, sustainable, responsible and profitable African insurance sector.

The workshop will focus on 3 topics:

  • Closing the Risk Protection Gap - Defined as the difference between insured losses and economic losses. What does it take to bring insurance to the uninsured in Africa? How can insurance help populations adapt to climate change impacts? How can it help mitigate the causes of climate change? And if the protection gap exists, what is the insurance sector’s role pre and post the major economic loss?  
  • Resilient Cities - Given prevailing conditions in African cities and increasing urbanisations rates, what are we learning about ways to increase urban resilience and reduce insurable risk so that the insurance net can be spread more widely? Key focal areas will be flood risk and collaborative partnerships involving insurers, municipalities and others.
  • Sustainable Food and Agriculture - How can the insurance sector apply new technologies and business models to help Africa’s farmers deliver food security in the face of rapidly changing climatic and other conditions?

The event is by-invitation only. For more information, please visit the event page.