At this year’s International Conference on Inclusive Insurance, the Global Shield will host the session “Pathfinder countries leading the way: First-hand experiences and perspectives on implementing the Global Shield against Climate Risks”.

The session provides an insight into first-hand experiences on implementing the Global Shield In-Country Process in Ghana with perspectives from different stakeholders involved. In addition, other actors like the Microinsurance Network share their lessons learned from inclusive stakeholder processes. The session discusses the political stand of the Global Shield in the context of Loss and Damage as well as insights into how the Global Shield can harmonise existing initiatives and address protection gaps. Participants will learn how stakeholders can benefit from engaging in the In-Country Process and how an inclusive, data-driven process can increase efficiency of CDRFI implementation.

The session will take place on 25 October 2023, 16:00-17:30 (GMT). For more information on how to participate, please visit the event organiser’s website.


Astrid Zwick
Global Shield Co-Director, Global Shield Secretariat, Germany

Abena Takyiwaa Asamoah-Okyere
Technical Advisor to the Minister (Sustainability), Ministry of Finance, Ghana

Vera Doeyo Asante
Head of MSME Insurance Unit, Glico General, Ghana

Esther Mireku
Assistant Programme Officer, Environmental Protection Agency/Country Fellow-SLYCAN Trust, Ghana

Pedro Pinheiro
IDF Inclusive Insurance Project Manager, Microinsurance Network, Luxembourg


Matthias Range
Head of Risk Finance & Insurance, GIZ, Germany

The International Conference on Inclusive Insurance 2023 will take place from 23-27 October 2023. Experts from 50+ countries will discuss and identify ways of accelerating growth and economic viability in inclusive insurance for emerging markets. The conference will be hosted by the National Insurance Commission of Ghana (NIC), the Ghana Insurers Association  (GIA) and the Insurance Brokers’ Association of Ghana  (IBAG) in cooperation with Munich Re Foundation and the Microinsurance Network.