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Parametric Insurance​

African Risk Capacity disburses financing to fund pre-approved contingency plans to respond rapidly and predictably to disasters.

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Risk Pooling & Risk Transfer

Employing innovative financing mechanisms, ARC Insurance Company Limited pools risk across Africa and transfers it to international risk markets.

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Contingency Planning

African Risk Capacity works with governments and in-country experts to create coordinated contingency plans before catastrophe strikes.

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Customised Early Warning

Africa RiskView is a state-of-the-art drought risk model & software that helps countries quantify their disaster risk & monitor drought impacts.

Latest News

African Risk Capacity Group / IGAD Multi-Stakeholder Sensitization Meeting for the IGAD Regional Economic Community

Johannesburg, September 16, 2020 - In an effort to build resilience of the IGAD member States, IGAD Centre for Pastoral...
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The African Risk Capacity (ARC) Group positions itself as a leader in disaster risk management in Africa

Dakar, September 9, 2020 - The African Risk Capacity (ARC) Group, a pan-African risk management insurance, organized today a conference...
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Le Groupe African Risk Capacity (ARC) se positionne comme un leader dans la gestion des risques de catastrophes en Afrique

Dakar, le 9 septembre 2020 - Le Groupe African Risk Capacity (ARC), mutuelle panafricaine de gestion des risques, a organisé...
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Joint AU – ARC Press Release

Diong takes over the leadership of ARC Group, promises continuity and scaled commitment to DRM in Africa Johannesburg, September 01,...
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Communiqué de presse conjoint UA – ARC

Diong prend la direction du Groupe ARC et promet un engagement continu et accru en matière de gestion des risques...
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African Risk Capacity Limited Appoints 2 World-class Professionals as Non-Executive Directors

Johannesburg, August 27, 2020 - The African Risk Capacity Limited (ARC Ltd) Governance Committee has appointed two new Non-Executive Directors...
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La Société d’assurance de la Mutuelle panafricaine de gestion des risques nomme 2 professionnels de classe mondiale en tant que directeurs non-exécutifs

Johannesburg, le 27 août 2020 - Le comité de pilotage de la gouvernance de la Société d’assurance de la Mutuelle...
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Gender and DRM webinar training for Southern and Eastern Countries

The webinar training on Gender and DRM took place on 25 August with 28 participants (12 men and 16 women)...
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ARC all staff webinar gender training

All ARC staff Annual Gender Webinar training sessions on ‘Accelerating Progress on Gender and Disaster Risk Management’, were held on...
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Africa CDC, ARC launch COVID-19 modelling tool for Africa

Johannesburg, August 10, 2020 – The Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) and African Risk Capacity (ARC) have...
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Our products and services

Drought Insurance
ARC’s initial product offering and the first parametric insurance
product for drought in the world, the drought risk model and insurance
product has helped African governments quantify their drought risk and
respond early to the impacts of drought events.

River Flood Insurance
Responding to pressing climate risks on the continent, African Risk Capacity is developing a risk model and parametric insurance product for river floods. The index-based insurance product will be the first of its kind globally and will respond to the disruptive impacts of river floods to African livelihoods and economies.

Tropical Cyclone
Addressing the climate risks of the South West Indian Ocean states, African Risk Capacity has been developing a product to provide rapid financing and early response to tropical cyclones and the wind, storm surge and wave damage that they cause.


Outbreaks & Epidemics Insurance
Following the devastating Ebola outbreak in West Africa, African Risk
Capacity is developing a parametric model and insurance product to
address countries’ financing needs in containing outbreaks of viruses
and diseases common to the African continent.

 

Drought Insurance
ARC is developing the Extreme Climate Facility (XCF), a data-driven, multi-year, insurance-like vehicle that will provide financial support to eligible AU countries based on a multi-hazard index. XCF will be a mechanism for African states to access financing to respond to the impacts of increased climate volatility.

Our Impact

$ 30000000
in payouts for early responses
> 2000000
vulnerable people assisted
> 2000000
in drought risk coverage provided

ARC Member States

African Risk Capacity is run by 34 African Union Member States that signed the ARC Establishment Treaty to create a Specialised Agency dedicated to helping African governments improve their disaster risk management capacities.

Key Resources

Programme of Work

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ARC Group Strategy

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Gender Strategy

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What others say about our work

We need better policies and planning to allocate water resources and to distribute the risks arising from water‑related disasters in a more equitable way. One successful example is the African Risk Capacity, which has created a risk pooling facility to meet the needs of communities hit by severe drought.
Amina J. Mohammed
Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations
What we would like to see is more African governments taking advantage of this institution – of our institution. This is solidarity combined with innovation in practice.
Thomas Kwesi Quartey
Deputy Chairperson of the African Union Commission
Africa contributes no more than 2-3% of greenhouse gas emissions but suffers disproportionately from the negative impacts of climate change. Africa has been shortchanged by the climate financing architecture. Therefore, we need instruments that will help mitigate climate risks.
Akinwumi Adesina
President of the African Development Bank

Our Partners