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11.06.2018 12:00:00

Visit our session @AdaptationFutures 2018!

In the framework of the Adaptation Finance Fellowship Programme (AFFP), four Research Fellows will present their research findings during the upcoming Adaptation Futures 2018 Conference in Cape Town, South Africa.

The Session S142 "Financing Adaptation and Building Resilience: Emerginc Lessons from Climate Insurance and Risk Pooling Research in Africa and Asia" is organized by Frankfurt School of Finance and Management, Thailand Development Research Institute and supported by the International Development Research Centre. The Special Session will take place on Wednesday, 20th June 2018 from 14:15 - 16:00 in Room 2.45!

"This session will discuss potential financing instruments for adaptation from a perspective of developing countries. It will touch upon: i) how farmers in Africa and Asia finance their adaptation and what are their sources of finance; ii) what are the main types of adaptation strategies in the agriculture sector; iii) are they willing to buy additional insurance products as one of their risk management strategies; iv) what are the problems with the credit market for adaptation; and v) do farmers benefit from risk pooling mechanisms that cover more severe hazards. Finally, the session will discuss some practical recommendations for the public and private investment in adaptation and mainstreaming adaptation finance."

Speakers:

Aileen V. Lapitan, University of the Philippines Los Banos
Rice Farmers’ Knowledge, Attitudes, and Willingness to Pay for
Weather Index Based Crop Insurance in Quezon Province, Philippines

DV Prahan Prasada, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka
Willingness for Climate-indexed insurance contracts as a climate
change adaptation strategy for Sri Lankan smallholder agricultural
producer.

Issah Justice Surugu Musah, University of Ghana, Ghana
Optimising Private Funds for Adaptation to Climate Change: A Focus
on Remittances

Muhammad Nawaz, University of Sargodha, Pakistan
Equity and efficiency in financing farmers climate adaptatiom:
Evidence from agro-ecological zones of Pakistan

Kamleshan Pillay, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Risk-pooling among municipalities in South Africa

Organizer: Dr. Nipon Poapongsakorn

Chair: Dr. Christine Grüning

Rapporteur: Jonas Hernán Fleer