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Insurance payout helps herders save drought-stricken livestock in Kenya

20 Feb 2017

The government of Kenya is paying about USD 2 million to 12,000 pastoral households across six counties via a pioneering livestock insurance program reinsured by Swiss Re. The program uses satellites to monitor vegetation available to livestock, and triggers financial assistance for feed, veterinary medicines and water trucks when drought gets so bad that animal lives are at risk.

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WEF Davos 2017: Why insurance will shape a more resilient, sustainable and equitable world

12 Jan 2017

We live in a fast-paced and interconnected world where breakthrough technologies, demographic shifts and political transformations have far-reaching societal and economic consequences. More than ever, leaders need to share insights and innovations on how to best navigate the future.

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