Leveraging the Africa insurance industry to create resilient African economies

9 November 2022
Cairo, Egypt

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This session will cover the risks, challenges and opportunities facing the African insurance industry in adapting to and mitigating climate change. It aims to recommend effective strategies that African insurance market players could adopt to enhance the resilience of African economies and have a responsive sector primed for future disruptions occasioned by climate change.

In April 2021, the Nairobi Declaration on Sustainable Insurance was launched as a commitment of African insurance industry leaders to support the achievement of the UN SDGs. This Africa-focussed initiative was designed to encourage and support the African insurance market players to commit to ESG practices.  It is a signal of willingness to engage in the conversation and commit to ESG principles towards SDGs and a convening tool for insurance to have a united voice at a global stage on climate change issues affecting the continent and the insurance sector.

Panel Moderator:

Hon. Bogolo Kenewendo, Africa Director and Special Advisor, High-Level Climate Action Champions


  • Dr. Mahmoud Mohieldin, UN Climate Change High-Level Champion for Egypt
  • Mrs. Dorothy Maseke, Group Head of Risk and Compliance, ICEA Lion Group
  • Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, Governor of Lagos State
  • Kelvin Massingham, Director, Risk and Resilience, FSD Africa
  • Lesley Ndlovu, CEO, African Risk Capacity
  • Patty Karuihe-Martin, CEO, Namib Re
  • Philip Lopokoiyit, Group CEO, ICEA LION Group