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An early discussion on pathogen selection for the ARC Outbreak and Epidemic Pilot Programme. Ebola, Marburg, Meningitis, and Lassa Fever were ultimately selected. Photo: African Risk Capacity

PRESS RELEASE: Ebola, Meningitis, Marburg and Lassa Fever to be piloted in African Risk Capacity Outbreaks & Epidemics Insurance Programme

Version française ci-dessous JOHANNESBURG, April 9, 2018 – The African Risk Capacity (ARC), an agency of the African Union, is developing an insurance product to facilitate rapid, first-line financial responses to disease outbreaks. In the pilot phase, Ebola, Marburg, Meningitis, and Lassa Fever will be covered. Over 30 countries across …

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PRESS RELEASE: France contributes US $5 million to African Risk Capacity to support climate risk insurance

PDF version PARIS—The African Risk Capacity (ARC) on December 13 welcomed a US $5 million contribution from the Agence Française de Développement (AFD) which will help African governments respond to climate-related disasters more quickly, effectively, and sustainably. The contribution will help further ARC’s mission of building the capacity of African …

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ARC 5th Year Anniversary

Celebrating 5 Years of Innovation and Collaboration at African Risk Capacity

Five years ago, in November 2012, eighteen African governments met in South Africa to take action against the impacts of natural disasters that repeatedly affect the continent, driving countless lives into destitution. Under the umbrella of the African Union, African sovereigns formed a continental institution dedicated to creating more effective, …

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COP23

ARC @ COP23

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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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

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

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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Jo at work with her colleagues during ARC Training, 2012

Dr Joanna Syroka’s Fond Farewell

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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ARC Director-General, Mohamed Béavogui

Exclusive Interview with Mohamed Béavogui in Al Wihda

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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