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Microinsurance Learning Sessions: Protecting the Working Poor

The Microinsurance Network supports the Microinsurance Learning Sessions “Protecting the Working Poor”, organised by the Inter-African Conference on Insurance Markets (CIMA), FANAF and Munich Re Foundation. The conference will take place from 8–12 September 2014 in Douala, Cameroon, and will bring together policy makers, regulators, private sector representatives and other stakeholders in the insurance industry to share recent developments in microinsurance in Africa, assess the potential of microinsurance in the CIMA zone and identify ways to develop it.

For more information on the conference click here

Microinsurance: Next generation of impact investments

This CGAP blog by Jeremy Leach and Sandisiwe Ncube reports on the findings of the paper “Exploring New Frontiers - The Potential of Impact Investments in Microinsurance” published by the Funders Discussion Group of the Microinsurance Network. The blog highlights the main take-aways of the report and underlines the growing interest global players have in microinsurance as an impact investment opportunity in emerging markets.

Read the blog here

Some observations and recent trends: Commercial insurers in microinsurance

The Microinsurance Network looked at trends and tendencies for commerical insurers in microinsurance, based on a survey of more than 30 insurers, reinsurers ad brokers. 21 of the companies are in the Top 50 Insurance Companies list of Forbes Global 2000. Find some of the observations and trends in the latest Challenges and Topics

Microinsurance Network's Annual Report 2013 out now

The Microinsurance Network is pleased to announce the arrival of its Annual Report for the year 2013. The Annual Report provides an insight into the Microinsurance Network's many achievements of the last year and the activities of the Network's various working and discussion groups, as well as details of the various conferences it arranged and supported. Contributions from members outline how the Network was able to successfully meet its objectives and in what way this has impacted the microinsurance sector.

Read the Annual Report 2013 here

Microinsurance in Asia and Oceania landscape available

The Microinsurance Network has supported the The Landscape of Microinsurance in Asia and Oceania published by  Munich Re Foundation and the GIZ-RFPI Asia, which was launched at last week's Microinsurance Learning Session Asia and Oceania, in Manila, Philippines. More than 100 insurers, regulators and experts attended the two-day conference.

Microinsurance outreach in Asia and Oceania is outstanding, with the study reporting more than 170 million low-income individuals covered by microinsurance. This outreach is hardly comparable to the markets in Latin America and the Caribbean and in Africa where previous landscape studies documented microinsurance outreach not exceeding 46 million individuals for each continent.

“The learning session is intended to use the findings of the Landscape Study of Microinsurance in Asia and Oceania as a springboard for dialogues on emerging microinsurance topics for regulators, industry representatives, donors and other microinsurance advocates”, expressed Dr. Antonis Malagardis, Program Director of GIZ – RFPI Asia.

Download the press release here