Accelerating Enterprise Resilience Opportunities

Global South driving investment solutions for resilience outcomes.

The United Kingdom’s Department for International Trade (DIT) organised the Business of Resilience Conference in March 2021. The Business for Resilience Campaign aims to promote physical and financial resilience as a key component of public sector risk management and international development.

In the run up to COP 26, the Global Resilience Partnership (GRP) is championing the Race to Resilience Campaign and Resilience Hub. The campaign focuses on Resilience & Adaptation and Climate Change, but also connects through to natural disasters, pandemics and other systemic risks – while building on risk modelling and technological innovations.

This webinar’s objective is to explore how to best identify, invest in, test and scale-up private sector solutions with the greatest promise to deliver resilience outcomes that enable people and places most affected by shocks and stresses to thrive. It will focus on providing financing post disaster to help rebuild local economies and therefore improve their resilience.

The webinar will also showcase studies from India and Kenya. India has been selected as it is one of DITs priority markets while Kenya has had significant investments being made on climate resilient infrastructure.


Annah O’Akuwanu, Head of Insurance and Climate Resilience, Department for International Trade

Alex Vleming, Insurance Specialist, Department for International Trade

Claudia Thyme, VP, Director Strategic Market Development, AXA XL, a division of AXA

Rowan Douglas, Head, Climate and Resilience Hub, Willis Towers Watson, Chairman of Willis Research Network

Nathanial Matthews, Chief Executive Officer, Global Resilience Partnership

Smita Sanghrajka, Partner, KPMG East Africa

Siani Malama, Head of Inclusive Insurance, APA Insurance Limited

Manpreet Singh, Climate Change, Sustainability, and CSR Services, Global Leader, Green and Social Bonds, KPMG India

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