- Abderrahim Oulidi, Consultant Analytique pour le Fonds de Solidarite Contre les Evenements Catastrophiques
- Ms. Stella Nagujja, Disaster Risk Financing (DRF) Coordinator under the Northern Uganda Social Action Fund 3
- Assia Sidibe, Head of Government Services for West and Central Africa
- Mareile Drechsler, Senior Disaster Risk Specialist
- Moderator: Naomi Cooney, Senior Financial Officer, Financial Advisory and Banking
Wednesday November 21, 9:00 – 10:30, Room 1
This session will focus on the powerful role that information plays in helping countries decide which financing instruments are best-suited for West and Central African nations to manage macro-fiscal shocks resulting from natural disasters.
It will bring in different perspectives from public and private sector to discuss:
• How available information influences policy decisions to combine instruments such as contingent finance or risk transfer to insurance or capital markets, and customized contingent debt instruments to better protect their economies and populations from impacts of natural disaster events of different intensities and frequencies; and
• The role that different partners such as the private sector, the donor community, as well as multi-lateral institutions can play in bridging information gaps and addressing implementation challenges while supporting countries to scale up disaster risk financing solutions.