An ARISE-U.S. Symposium
Background and Problem Statement
One recurring theme in Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) is the potential role of the insurance industry in mitigating as well as responding to risk. The debate is sometimes polarized. One side laments that insurers haven’t done enough to re-examine their role and, therefore, haven’t “stepped up” with products that include preventative and/or multi-hazard protections, or with new partnerships that enable an integrated approach to providing preventative, as well as recovery coverage. Insurers themselves point out that regulation (for example, the Stafford Act, which explicitly only funds insurance for hazards already experienced), competing mitigation standards, the lack of broadly agreed preventative metrics, market readiness, and related factors discourage or block innovations they would otherwise like to implement.
Both sides may be right. The symposium will therefore examine the innovation issue, with specific reference to:
The symposium will kick off with a Keynote Address by Eduardo Reynoso, National Autonomous University of Mexico. This will be followed by two moderated one-hour panels: one considering the “problem”; followed by one considering “potential solutions.” Both will be structured to encourage debate and audience questions. Registrants may submit their questions in advance (on their registration form).
National Autonomous, University of Mexico
Global Managing Director, Geospatial Insurance Consortium
Chief Actuary, FEMA's Flood Insurance division
Senior Manager, Operations, Guidewire Software and Founder of HazardHub
Doctoral student at the Weather and Climate Risks Group (ETH Zurich)
Executive Director, ISET-International
Emerging Solutions Director, Zurich Insurance NA
United Policy Holders
Senior Business Developer Parametric Insurance AXA Seguros México
LA Emergency Preparedness Foundation
ARISE is UNDRR’s vehicle for encouraging public-private collaboration in disaster risk reduction. Find out more at: https://www.ariseglobalnetwork.org/. ARISE-U.S. is the U.S. network of ARISE. To join ARISE-U.S. (membership is free), contact Peter Williams, at email@example.com, or Debbra Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks to the Geospatial Insurance Consortium (GIC) and Vexcel for the provision of this web page and audio visual services for the symposium.