Continental RE to host awards in Zimbabwe

Continental RE to host awards in Zimbabwe

Staff Writer

Harare, Pan-African Reinsurer-Continental (Re) Insurance Plc, will host the 9th session of its journalism awards in the resort town of Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe this year, Insurance 24 reports.

The ceremony, slated for mid-April, will be graced by selected journalists from across Africa.

In a statement, Continental Re said business journalists from across the African continent were invited to showcase their exceptional work in various categories, including online, print, and broadcast, in both English and French.

The reinsurer said this year’s awards will also feature an Arabic category and the Dr. Femi Future Talent Award.

Continental Re Group Managing Director Lawrence Nazare emphasized the crucial role of the (re)insurance industry and the impact of journalists in shaping its narrative.

“The (re)insurance industry is a catalyst for progress, offering economic stability and security to individuals and businesses.

“Reporting on insurance is not only informative but also serves as a catalyst for industry, educates the public about the importance of risk management, and fosters a culture of preparedness,” he said.

Continental RE is a composite reinsurer that has been on the continent for more than 30 years, writing business in more than 50 countries across the African continent.

Established in 1985, Continental Reinsurance provides support to more than 200 insurance companies in Africa, with its main offices in Nigeria, Cameroon, Kenya, Cote d’Ivoire, Tunisia, and Botswana.

Continental Re was the first African reinsurer to pledge to the United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI) Principles for Sustainable Insurance (PSI), demonstrating commitment to accountability and transparency in managing environmental, social, and governance issues in its business.