Benedikt Signer is a Program Coordinator in the Disaster Risk Finance and Insurance Program, housed in the Finance, Competitiveness, and Innovation Global Practice. Benedikt has supported over 20 countries to more actively manage the potential losses from climate and disaster shocks and launched multiple new initiatives including the Global Risk Financing Facility (GRiF), a $280m program to support resilience to shocks, a training program reaching over 10000 people in 35 countries. He has judged innovation competitions around the world, including for the Singapore Fintech Festival and Innovate UK, Britains national innovation agency. He is also on the global advisory board of PLACE, a new organization to radically change the way mapping data is made available to governments around the world. He has a Master’s degree in Global Politics from the London School of Economics.