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Introduction to Microinsurance workshop

The European Microfinance Platform, in collaboration with the Microinsurance Network, is organising a workshop entitled "Introduction to Microinsurance" on 29 November 2010, from 14h00 - 18h00 in Luxembourg at the Abbaye de Neumünster. This workshop is taking place on the day before the opening of the European Microfinance Week.

European Microfinance PlatformCraig Churchill, from the ILO’s Microinsurance Innovation Facility and chair of the Microinsurance Network, will explain the most frequent microinsurance products and models, current challenges and issues, and include many practical case studies.

If you would like to attend this 4-hour workshop on 29 November 2010, please register before 20 November by filling out this registration form. There are no registration fees.
If participants also wish to attend the European Microfinance Week, which takes place in the same venue, 30th November – 1st December they must register separately by clicking here.

Frequently Asked Questions - new website feature

The Microinsurance Network has added a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page to the website, which should answer most of the questions you have regarding the Networkand its Working Groups, this websiteand its features.

The questions are divided into eight categories: Microinsurance Network, Working Groups, Membership, Website, Forum, Newsletter, Mailing List, and Social Media.You can access this section from the homepage at any time.

If you have any questions that are not answered in the FAQ, please send us an email.

Social performance in microinsurance?

The Performance Indicators Working Group of the Microinsurance Network hosted 15 participants from Africa, Asia and Latin America to participate in a workshop on identifying social indicators in microinsurance. With the support of Appui au Développement Autonome (ADA) and Belgian Raiffeisen Foundation (BRS), the two and a half day event in Luxembourg combined the practical knowledge and experience of the participants in microinsurance with the already established social indicators in microfinance. 

Social Performance Workshop October 2010The participants, who came from a range of organisations including MFIs, cooperatives, mutuals, commercial insurance companies and networks, identified the indicators through a series of exercise that facilitated exchange of views and experiences. The workshop outcome will be presented during the  6th International Microinsurance Conference in Manila next month.

Click here for more information on the Performance Indicators Working Group

Microinsurance Network User Survey

The secretariat would like to get your feedback on the Microinsurance Network's activities, like for example the website, the disseminated content and our role in promoting microinsurance. This input will help refine the Network's plan and tools for the next year, and make sure they are useful as possible.

The User Survey will takes only 5 to 10 minutes to complete, so please answer these questions as fully as possible.

The Microinsurance Network secretariat will publish the results on this website and in the newsletter.

Survey link: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/networksurvey2010

IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR MICROINSURANCE NETWORK MEMBERS: You will receive an invitation for a more detailed survey soon, therefore, you do not need to fill out the Microinsurance Network User Survey.

A scientistís view on microinsurance

Richard D. Phillips, Chair of the Risk Management and Insurance Department at Georgia State University and C. V. Starr Professor of Risk Management and Insurance, offers his view on microinsurance by answering a few questions for Munich Re Foundation.

He is currently the co-editor of the Journal of Risk and Insurance, which will publish a special edition on microinsurance by the end of 2010. The papers selected for this special edition were presented during the 5th International Microinsurance Conference in Dakar, Senegal.

Click here to read interview