Local Focus Group Discussions on Climate and Disaster Risk Finance and Insurance

Climate and disaster risk finance and insurance (CDRFI) is a financing support program that aims to strengthen the resilience of local communities and protect the lives and livelihoods of poor and vulnerable people against the impacts of climate-related disasters. CDRFI can be accessed by affected communities through multi-actor partnerships (MAPs). MAPs are collaborative processes that mobilize the efforts of local sectors and stakeholders to deliver services related to effective and sustainable CDRFI for vulnerable communities.

This study utilized inception workshops and focus group discussions (FGDs) in the communities of Benguet and Ifugao in the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) to generate local-based information that will be used in developing pipeline climate and disaster risk reduction (DRR) financing projects, particularly for climate-related disaster-prone areas; analyze the local landscape of effective means of implementation, such as finance, technology, and capacity building; and examine investment costs of priority adaptation and mitigation actions. Sectors in local communities were identified and requested to participate and contribute in consideration of the various points of view that are vital in the generation of relevant information regarding CDRFI.

Authors:
Dr. Ruth Sidchogan-Batani, Benguet State University
Riaflor Rebolledo, Bobby Mc Gee Lee, and Rhea Loncio, Pansigedan Advocacy Cooperative (PAC)

This study was conducted by the Benguet State University, in partnership with the Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities (ICSC), as part of the global Multi-Actor Partnership (MAP) project.

MAP on CDRFI in the context of the InsuResilience Global Partnership (IGP) is a global project implemented by a group of civil society organizations from Laos, Sri Lanka, Malawi, Madagascar, Senegal, Philippines, Caribbean, and Germany. In addition to global level influencing work, the core of MAP in the Philippines will be engagement in both the national and subnational level, capacity development and the establishment of MAP on climate risk finance. ICSC is the main implementer of MAP in the country.

This project is funded by the German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and is coordinated by CARE Germany together with Germanwatch and the Munich Climate Insurance Initiative (MCII).