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Mobile microinsurance: The opportunities for Latin America

Latin America has been observing the recent developments in mobile payments and e-money, and how these services can be linked to microinsurance. The ILO's Microinsurance Innovation Facility together with the Inter-American Development Bank-Multilateral Investment Fund, GSMA and CGAP invite you to a webinar in Spanish to discuss how mobile microinsurance can operate in Latin America. The webinar will feature cases of mobile money and microinsurance in the region.

Panelist will include:

  • Carolina Trivelli who leads the mobile money initiative from the Banks Association in Peru;
  • Mireya Almazán who leads the mobile money programme for Latin America at GSMA;
  • Camilo Tellez who is a financial sector specialist at CGAP;
  • Fermin Vivanco, investment officer at the Inter-American Development Bank-Multilateral Investment Fund;
  • Miguel Solana from the ILO's Microinsurance Innovation Facility.

Register to the webinar here

ILO's Microinsurance Innovation Facility is recruiting

The ILOs' Microinsurance Innovation Facility is recruiting a Senior Market Development Officer, a Microinsurance Technical Officer and a Communications and Research Intern. For further information on the job descriptions click here

The application deadline for the Senior Market Development Officer and the Microinsurance Technical Officer is August 15, 2014. Applications should be made through the ILO e-recruitment portal. If you have any questions contact the Facility at: microinsurance@ilo.org

The Communications and Research Internship is due to start on the 1st August for a 6-month assignment. Please send your CV and a short motivation letter to microinsurance@ilo.org.

MicroEnsure covers 10 million clients and collaborates with Barclays

Leading global microinsurance specialist MicroEnsure today announces that it now serves more than 10 million enrolled clients. In addition, Barclays and MicroEnsure have partnered together to provide a range of insurance products for the mass market in Africa. The products were launched first in Ghana in early June and last week the partnership went live in Kenya. Barclays Bank of Kenya has launched a salary retrenchment insurance cover to cushion account holders against sudden job loss. The new insurance cover will be provided in a partnership between Barclays Bank Kenya, Pan Africa Life and MicroEnsure.

Read the article here