Author: Joan Kitanga

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Nigerian insurer extends agri-insurance policy to improve farming resilience

Nigerian insurer extends agri-insurance policy to improve farming resilience

One of Nigeria’s leading insurers has extended its existing agriculture cover to protect farmers whose crops are destroyed by cattle encroaching onto [...]
Equity Group venturing into the insurance business

Equity Group venturing into the insurance business

A licence has been issued to Equity Life Assurance (Kenya) (ELAK) to provide life insurance solutions to an underserved market and contribute towards [...]
ATI backs solar plant in Malawi

ATI backs solar plant in Malawi

In line with its strategy to address the gap in Africa’s renewable energy sector, the African Trade Insurance Agency (ATI) has supported the financing [...]
Organisations globally signing up to UN’s Principles for Sustainable Insurance

Organisations globally signing up to UN’s Principles for Sustainable Insurance

From just a small group in 2012, 200 organisations have now joined the UN Environment Programme’s Principles for Sustainable Insurance (PSI). As 20 [...]
Insurance industry adoption of ESG driven by long-term climate change

Insurance industry adoption of ESG driven by long-term climate change

Environmental, social and governance (ESG) practices have become more than a buzzword, with businesses across all market sectors, including the insura [...]
New drive to bring banks and insurers together on sustainability agenda

New drive to bring banks and insurers together on sustainability agenda

Hot on the heels of COP26 and at a critical juncture between crisis and recovery across society, business and the environment, the UNEP FI Leadership [...]
ARC and Afreximbank sign deal on resilience and disaster risk financing

ARC and Afreximbank sign deal on resilience and disaster risk financing

African Risk Capacity (ARC) Group and the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to jointly enhance [...]
Comparing nat cat solutions and schemes worldwide: the African picture

Comparing nat cat solutions and schemes worldwide: the African picture

Insurers around the world play a key role providing coverage for losses caused by natural hazards and advising policymakers in the design of disaster [...]
Allianz launches technology services to add value for clients

Allianz launches technology services to add value for clients

Insurance and asset manager Allianz has launched its Allianz Technology Activities (AZTA) in Africa to provide IT services exclusively to Allianz Afri [...]
Malawi farmers receive one of largest crop insurance payouts

Malawi farmers receive one of largest crop insurance payouts

Nearly 65,000 farming households in Malawi have received cash payouts from an agricultural insurance programme from the United Nations World Food Prog [...]
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