The African Risk Capacity (ARC) is a Specialized Agency of the African Union established to help African governments improve their capacities to better plan, prepare, and respond to extreme weather events and natural disasters.

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

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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The African Risk Capacity (ARC) Group positions itself as a leader in disaster risk management in Africa

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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Le Groupe African Risk Capacity (ARC) se positionne comme un leader dans la gestion des risques de catastrophes en Afrique

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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Joint AU – ARC Press Release

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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Communiqué de presse conjoint UA – ARC

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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African Risk Capacity Limited Appoints 2 World-class Professionals as Non-Executive Directors

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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La Société d’assurance de la Mutuelle panafricaine de gestion des risques nomme 2 professionnels de classe mondiale en tant que directeurs non-exécutifs

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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Gender and DRM webinar training for Southern and Eastern Countries

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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ARC all staff webinar gender training

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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What we do

Drought Insurance
River Flood Insurance
Tropical Cyclone
Outbreaks & Epidemics Insurance
Extreme Climate Facility (XCF)

Our Impact

$ 50000000
in payouts for early responses
> 2000000
vulnerable people assisted
>$ 350 million
in drought risk coverage provided

How we work

African Risk Capacity provides capacity building for and access to a comprehensive disaster risk management & financing system. Working with closely with African governments, we implement efficient and sustainable solutions that address country needs.

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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.

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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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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.

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

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How we work

African Risk Capacity provides capacity building for and access to a comprehensive disaster risk management & financing system. Working with closely with African governments, we implement efficient and sustainable solutions that address country needs.

early_warning_lg_128
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.

contingency_plan_dg_128
Contingency Planning

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

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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.

protection_bl_128
Parametric Insurance​

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

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ARC Signatories for Pool I