Every year, the United Nations Climate Change Conference, or COP, gathers the influential thinkers and doers of climate change policy from around the world and across different sectors to discuss, deliberate, and decide on action that must be taken on crucial climate change issues. Since 2014, the African Risk Capacity has …

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PRESS RELEASE: African Risk Capacity and ECOWAS Sign Memorandum of Understanding to Strengthen West African Climate Resilience

ARC Director General Mohamed Béavogui and ECOWAS President Marcel de Souza formalize partnership to collaborate on improving disaster risk management in West Africa. Photo: ECOWAS

ABUJA, Nigeria, 8 November 2017 – The African Risk Capacity (ARC) and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) are collaborating more closely to build resilience against climate-related disasters in West Africa. As global climate negotiations are underway at the 23rd United Nations Climate Change Convention in Germany, ARC and …

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Dr Joanna Syroka’s Fond Farewell

Jo at work with her colleagues during ARC Training, 2012

From an idea first outlined in 2006, to a full-fledged institution – with 32 member states, USD 500 million of drought risk transferred, over USD 30 million in insurance payouts triggered and 2.1 million people reached with payouts since starting operations in 2014 – the African Risk Capacity has certainly …

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Exclusive Interview with Mohamed Béavogui in Al Wihda

ARC Director-General, Mohamed Béavogui

During a visit to the Government of Chad where ARC reaffirmed our commitment to working with the Government to improve disaster risk management in the country, ARC Director-General Mohamed Béavogui sat with Al Wihda for an exclusive interview. To catch his views on the impact the Government of Chad has made on ARC, the importance …

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ARC Secretariat

Mr Mohamed Béavogui Director-General and United Nations Assistant Secretary General (ASG) Mr Mohamed Béavogui, an expert in Agricultural Finance, was elected as the first African General Manager of the African Risk Capacity in January 2015 during the 3rd annual Conference in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. In September 2015, he took over from interim …

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PRESS RELEASE: Countries exchange disaster risk financing experiences at African Risk Capacity workshop

Government officials and participants of ARC Lessons Learned Workshop, Ouagadougou

Click here to download the PDF version Ouagadougou, 20 July 2017 – Countries from across Africa came together in Ouagadougou for the first African Risk Capacity Agency (ARC) lessons learned regional workshop. Government officials from 13 African nations and representatives from Inter-African Conference on Insurance Markets (CIMA) shared their experiences …

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ARC @ 29th African Union Summit


The 29th African Union Summit is taking place in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia from 29 June to 4 July 2017. African Heads of State, African Union Commissioners, and African governments officials across the continent are convening to discuss pressing issues on the continent and African-led solutions to address them. As a …

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