Insuresilience Solutions Fund
Transforming concepts into products Improving resilience to climate change
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Submit your Expression of Interest and apply for funding now! The submission deadline for the first Call is 02/28/2019, 11:59 PM.
The second call for proposal is expected to start in Q2/2019.

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About ISF

Support of the development of climate risk insurance products

The ISF supports the development of innovative and sustainable climate risk insurance products in developing and emerging countries to improve the resilience against extreme weather events of those living on less than 15 USD Purchasing Power Parity a day.

The ISF provides partial grant funding and advice

  • to transform new climate risk insurance concepts into products which are ready for market placement and
  • to bring successfully piloted climate risk insurance products to scale.

Latest News & Upcoming Events

Bringing Climate Risk Insurance forward – the 2nd InsuResilience Global Partnership Forum at the COP24

Katowice, Poland

On December 10th, KfW participated at the 2nd InsuResilience Global Partnership Forum “Paving the way to effective risk financing solutions”. The Forum is the annual meeting of the InsuResilience Global Partnership for Cli…

COP24 - United Nations Climate Change Conference

Katowice, Poland

The 24th conference of the parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change will take place in Katowice, Poland.

ISF at the annual IIS Global Insurance Forum on the 11th of July 2018

Berlin, Germany

Please take not of a joint event on INSURANCE FOR DEVELOPMENT AND RESILIENCE in cooperation with the International Insurance Sociatey (IIS), the Insurance Development Forum (IDF) and the InsuResilience Global…


Catalysing Partnership and Collaboration

The ISF will only provide financing to partnerships which consist of at least

  • a user, representing the demand-side (e.g. national or regional government bodies, NGOs, local insurers) and
  • an implementing partner and potential risk taker, representing the supply-side (e.g. reinsurance company).

Further parties, e.g. other product implementing partners such as risk modelling agencies, insurers, brokers, can additionally be involved.

Thus, the ISF catalyses future partnerships and collaborations.

Focus areas and terms of funding

ISF has three focus areas:
  1. Development of new climate risk insurance products, especially for governments.
  2. Scale-up of already existing, piloted products, e.g. into other regions or to other groups.
  3. Investment in technological solutions to improve and scale-up insurance operations, e.g. through applying satellite technology or drones.

ISF provides grants up to 2.5m EUR under the condition that the partnership commits a meaningful own contribution of 50% of the requested funding1 in kind and/or as financial contribution.

1 Lower rates may apply if state organizations/ public entities or none profit organizations provide the most part of the contribution.