Author: Liz Booth

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Insurers working to have their voice heard at COP26

Insurers working to have their voice heard at COP26

With governments gathering in the UK ahead of the COP26 climate change conference, insurers are warning that the sector must focus on the devastating [...]
VIDEO: Challenges ahead as reinsurance renewals loom

VIDEO: Challenges ahead as reinsurance renewals loom

Bilal Zafar, managing director at Imara, explains to Liz Booth how he sees the upcoming 1 January renewals in Africa.   [...]
Surge in ransomware attacks hitting insurers

Surge in ransomware attacks hitting insurers

Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS) was involved in more than 1,000 cyber claims overall in 2020, up from about 80 in 2016. The number of [...]
New agriculture strategy for Tanzania to launch in June 2022

New agriculture strategy for Tanzania to launch in June 2022

Tanzania should have a new agricultural insurance strategy in place by June of next year. Speaking at an agriculture insurance webinar, organised by t [...]
UN launches Insurance and Risk Finance Facility

UN launches Insurance and Risk Finance Facility

The UNDP has launched the Insurance & Risk Finance Facility (IRFF) to help protect the world’s most vulnerable communities in the face of climate [...]
IAIS reports shows 35% of insurer investments are ‘climate-relevant’

IAIS reports shows 35% of insurer investments are ‘climate-relevant’

The International Association of Insurance Supervisors (IAIS) has published its first report on how insurance sector investments are exposed to climat [...]
VIDEO: Can local content work within AfCFTA?

VIDEO: Can local content work within AfCFTA?

With the arrival of the African Continental Free Trade Area, Afro Asian Insurance Services and Africa Ahead: the Sustainability Challenge invited insu [...]
The dynamics of the agriculture (re)insurance market

The dynamics of the agriculture (re)insurance market

With Africa accounting for just 1% of global agriculture insurance premium but with many countries dependent on agriculture as the backbones of their [...]
Insurers urged to create fit-for-purpose products to drive premium volumes up across Africa

Insurers urged to create fit-for-purpose products to drive premium volumes up across Africa

With climate change already impacting the continent, with increased frequency and severity of floods, typhoons and droughts, the insurance industry ha [...]
VIDEO: Transporting temperature-sensitive products produces unique challenges

VIDEO: Transporting temperature-sensitive products produces unique challenges

Transporting temperature-sensitive products, including vaccines, fruits and vegetables, meats and more, in Africa can be costly for both insurers and [...]
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