European Microfinance Award 2019
There is a broad range of financial and non-financial products and services that enable climate-resilient development in the financial inclusion sector, but that may differ between and within regions and nations, due to different market conditions and vulnerabilities. Nevertheless, there is an evolving landscape of ways in which organizations in the financial inclusion sector can strengthen resilience to climate change among vulnerable populations.
The objective of the European Microfinance Award 2019 "Strengthening Resilience to Climate Change" was to recognize organizations active in the financial inclusion sector that provide financial and non-financial products and services aimed at strengthening the resilience of vulnerable communities to the effects of climate change. This publication presents the background on the Award, outlines the selection process, the Award ceremony and showcases the Award winner (APA Insurance Ltd, Kenya) and the two finalists (ASKI, Philippines and Financiera Fondo de Desarrollo Local (FDL), Nicaragua).