Panel Discussion: Risk Finance for the Developing World

Meeting or Conference
Institute for Risk & Disaster Reduction (IRDR)
Other host:
University College London (UCL)
08 Mar 2017
United Kingdom (London)
UCL North Cloisters & JZ Young Lecture Theatre

This panel discussion explores the need for risk finance solutions in the developing world and the challenges, opportunities and benefits of such solutions. The event will take place at University College London's Institute for Risk and Disaster Reduction (IRDR) on 8 March 2017. 

The panel of speakers 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?

Panel Chair: Daniel Clarke, Government Actuary


  • Carmine Galasso, Senior lecturer, UCL Department of Civil, Environmental & Geomatic Engineering (CEGE) and UCL Institute for Risk & Disaster Reduction (IRDR).

  • Ric Goodman, Kenya Hunger Safety Net Programme (HSNP) - PILU Team Leader

  • Daniel Stander, Global Managing Director of Risk Management Solutions (RMS)

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, working with over 60 partner organisations to deliver rapid response specialist support to UK Government and other donors.

Additional Information

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This event is free to attend, but registration is required. 

For more information, please see the event website below.

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