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Microinsurance Lessons Dissemination Survey

The MicroInsurance Centre is conducting an evaluation for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation of their microinsurance activities. One of the objectives is to examine the lessons about microinsurance that have been generated through their activities and how they are being utilised and disseminated. The results will be used to assess the value that the lessons generated from these microinsurance programs have to its audience and to determine how this information can be better produces and distributed.

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DID seeks Microinsurance expert

Développement International Desjardins (DID) is presently seeking a Microinsurance expert that would be located in Québec, Canada. This person will be responsible for realising and working on short-term assignments with our partners on specific projects related to this field of expertise. The candidate must be fluent in French and have at least 5 years experience in the field.

About DID: The organisation has worked since 1970 to improve access by communities in developing countries to quality financial services that meet their needs. In order to do this DID supports the creation, development and strengthening of sustainable financial institutions that are rooted in the community.

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Zurich’s Z Zurich Foundation supports ILO’s Microinsurance Innovation Facility

WebWire, 28 January 2010

Zurich Financial Services Group (Zurich) announced today that its Z Zurich Foundation (Foundation) will support the ILO’s Microinsurance Innovation Facility with a contribution of CHF 3 million (around €2 million) to facilitate the development of innovative approaches to provide better insurance coverage to more low-income people in a cost effective way.

“We believe it’s critical to our long-term business success to play our part in delivering sustainable, long-lasting solutions to important and relevant economic, social and environmental challenges. In these difficult times of market recovery, it is important to underpin our commitment to corporate responsibility and actively support the development of better insurance services for the less fortunate”, said Martin Senn, Zurich’s Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Foundation’s Board.

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