Commitment to Action

Driving Climate-Resilient Development to Scale

Commitment by

Oxfam America, Swiss Re

In 2010, Oxfam America, Swiss Re and the International Research Institute for Climate and Society (IRI) at Columbia University committed to expand an on-going climate change resilience pilot program with Ethiopian farmers. Together with partners, Oxfam America, Swiss Re and IRI will develop a holistic approach to risk management that integrates social safety nets, disaster risk reduction, savings, insurance, and credit. Eventually, operations will be expanded to 50 villages in Ethiopia and potentially to Mali. Oxfam America, Swiss Re and IRI will also be preparing a business plan that will serve as the basis of a commercially viable program.

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Commitment

Driving Climate-Resilient Development to Scale

Launched

2010

Est. Duration

2 Years

Estimated Total Value

$1,150,000

Region

Africa

Countries

ETHIOPIA

Commitment by

Oxfam America, Swiss Re

Partner(s) of the Commitment Maker(s)

International Research Institute for Climate and Society