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"A network of networks" - GLAF 2016 will bring together practitioners and researchers from across the Great Lakes region of Canada and the United States for 3 days of sharing climate adaptation and resilience solutions and products in an engaged learning program.
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Thursday, October 6 • 10:45am - 12:15pm
Private Sector: Financing Adaptation - Innovations from Insurance and Investors, Governments and Philanthropy

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How do we finance adaptation? Explore how insurance can help vulnerable people in developing countries, the emerging understanding of risks and opportunities in resilience investments amongst private investors and innovative ways to fill gaps in current federal funding for resilience in the United States.

Kehinde Balogun:
“What Can Frugal, Innovative Climate Insurance Offer Technology and Economic Development in Developing Countries?”
Joyce Coffee: “Inspiring Adaptation through Insurance Innovation”
Kendall Starkman: “How Cross-Sector Parallels Can Inform Decision-Making for Adaptation Finance”
Melissa Stults: “Creating a Dedicated Climate Resilience Fund”


Kehinde Balogun

United Nations University
Kehinde Balogun completed her Bachelor's degree in Business Management and proceeded to do a Master's Degree in Disaster Risk Management. Since then she has worked with the United Nations University Institute for Environment and Human Security in Bonn, Germany.
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Joyce Coffee

Founder, Climate Resilience Consulting
Joyce Coffee has 20 years of domestic and international experience in corporate, government and non-profit sectors implementing resilience and sustainability strategies, management systems, performance measurement, partnerships, benchmarking, and reporting.
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Kendall Starkman

Climate Adaptation Senior Analyst, Four Twenty Seven
Kendall Starkman specializes in translating technical information and data into compelling and actionable reports. Her research on how proven energy efficiency financing mechanisms can inform innovative financing for green stormwater infrastructure was a springboard for her deep understanding of resilience finance.
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Missy Stults

Program Officer, The Climate Resilience Fund
Dr. Missy Stults is a Program Officer with the Climate Resilience Fund and a consultant to the Kresge Foundation. In these capacities, Missy provides thought leadership and support to advance community-level climate resilience initiatives. Prior to this work, Missy served as a researcher fellow at the University of Michigan where she assisted with writing the Adaptation chapter of the U.S. National Climate Assessment and provided communities... Read More →

Thursday October 6, 2016 10:45am - 12:15pm
Great Lakes North, 4th Floor Palmer Commons, 100 Washtenaw Avenue, Ann Arbor

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