ACRI+ kicks off its activities in Morocco

06 April 2017, Rabat (Morocco):

On behalf of the Advancing Climate Risk Insurance Plus team (ACRI+), the Munich Climate Insurance Initiative (MCII) and the GIZ (German international Cooperation), has launched its activities in Morocco with its Kick-Off Workshop:

“Strengthening Resilience for SMEs in Industrial Zones in Morocco”.

With droughts and flooding continuing to threaten small and median sized businesses in Morocco, it is time to take a proactive role in helping firms overcome these challenges brought about by climate change.

The ACRI+ team is currently working with numerous stakeholders to develop a strategic framework for implementing climate risk insurance solutions in Morocco using an integrated approach. This kick-off meeting brought together participants from different sectors to discuss the hazards that firms are facing today and brainstorm solutions.

The workshop aimed at achieving the following outcomes:

  1. To present the objectives and methodology of the project concept;
  2. To increase the ownership of stakeholders, and
  3. To present the possible benefits of climate insurance for SMEs.

This event comes in line with the recent SIA Conference 2017 in Rabat (Sustainable Industrial Areas), where MCII and GIZ jointly presented the potential and limits of climate insurance for industrial zones as part of a panel discussion. The panel included internal experts involved in increasing resilience of industrial zones and the population who depend on them for their livelihoods.

You can find Maxime's presentation at the SIA conference, Opens external link in new windowhere