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5th International Microinsurance Conference wins Global Accelerator Award™

The Global Accelerator Award™ has been awarded to the 5th International Microinsurance Conference in Dakar, Senegal organized by the Munich Re Foundation and the Microinsurance Network.

Last week’s 5th International Microinsurance Conference in Dakar, Senegal gathered hundreds of microinsurance experts and workers who met to discuss trends and developments in cost-effective insurance for the poor. Online public discussions about the event and about findings reported at the event – including a new study from the International Labour Organization’s (ILO) Microinsurance Innovation Facility on Microinsurance in Africa – were strongly positive. The ILO study found that 14.7 million people living under $2 a day are covered by microinsurance in 32 African countries.

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Come and meet the Microinsurance Network at the European Microfinance Week!

The Microinsurance Network cordially invites you to a Meet&Greet session at the Plaza during the European Microfinance Week

The Microinsurance Network, formerly known as CGAP Working Group on Microinsurance, marks its transformation during this week.

The Meet&Greet session will include a short presentation by the Chairman of the Microinsurance Network, the first screening of the Network’s video and an opportunity to meet its members.

Event:                

Microinsurance Network Meet&Greet

When:  

European Microfinance Week/Plaza

Venue:  

Abbaye de Neumünster

Address:  

28, rue Münster, L-2160 Luxembourg

Date:  

Wednesday 25th November 2009

Time:  

17:30 – 18:45

If you are interested in attending this event please contact us at info@microinsurancenetwork.org by Friday 20th November 2009!

5th International Microinsurance Conference another success

The 5th International Microinsurance Conference in Dakar, Senegal, organised by Munich Re Foundation and the Microinsurance Network, has been taking place this week with the aim of unlocking the full potential of microinsurance by addressing the most challenging topics such as health, access and product design.

Microinsurance has been growing and expanding rapidly in recent years throughout the world but especially in Africa, said Craig Churchill from the International Labour Organization (ILO) and Chairman of the Microinsurance Network. “Over 14 million low-income people were covered by microinsurance at the end of 2008. Compared to a global landscape study conducted in 2005, this reflects more than an 80% increase for most African countries. This is substantial growth by any standard.”

The conference, organised by the Munich Re Foundation and the Microinsurance Network, involved nearly 400 microinsurance experts and practitioners who met to discuss trends and recent developments in cost-effective insurance for the poor. “With over 60 countries represented this year, the conference, held in Africa for the second time, is now truly the annual international meeting of microinsurance experts,” said Dirk Reinhard, Vice Chairman of the Munich Re Foundation and Chair of the conference organizing committee. “Experts usually think that Africa is the forgotten continent when it comes to economic development. But in the case of microinsurance, we are convinced that the conference participants will learn a lot from the experience in Africa, especially in the field of mutual health insurance.”

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The Microinsurance Network at the 5th International Microinsurance Conference

Véronique Faber, secretariat coordinator and Matthew Genazzini, communication officer will be attending the 5th International Microinsurance Conference and hope to meet you there. You can find our information stand in the main hall of the Le Méridien Président Conference center

Meanwhile, if you have any questions or want to contact us, please use our Contact form.