Southasiadisasters.net, issue no. 130, May 2015:
This issue of Southasiadisasters.net focuses on the concept of disaster microinsurance as an effective risk transfer mechanism for such informal and small scale businesses in urban settings. Titled 'Risk Insurance and Adaptation: Managing Urban Risk', this issue also highlights the findings and progress of AIDMI's current project funded by HIF which seeks to promote disaster microinsurance for local market recovery. Poor communities are often dependent on small and informal business units to earn their living. Since the majority of such business units do not posses any recovery mechanisms, they invariably fail to recover in post-disaster situations.
This issue's contents includes: (i) Effective risk transfer and insurance solutions and the SFDRR 2015–2030; (ii) The demand for disaster microinsurance: designing demand survey for urban informal small businesses; (iii) The importance of data and the complexity of getting it; (iv) disaster insurance, an effective risk transfer tool for the most vulnerable; (v) from Sendai to Dhaka: regional perspectives on finding insurance in Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction; (vi) disaster microinsurance for local market recovery; (vii) climate change adaptation through microinsurance in coastal Odisha; (viii) risk transfer through microinsurance: management of loss and damage from climatic stressors; (ix) Beating the heat: building resilient Indian cities in the face of climate change; (x) Challenges of disasters in Pakistan; and (xi) Victims of popular research.