Visa Foundation commits $20 million to WWB

Sunday, November 5, 2017
At the Making Finance Work for Women Summit in Dar es Salaam end of October, Visa announced the newly-incorporated Visa Foundation, established as part of Visa’ larger social impact strategy to support the growth of micro and small enterprises around the world, enabling individuals, businesses, and economies to thrive.  To mark its inception, the Visa Foundation is making its first financial commitment to Women’s World Banking.
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MicroInsurance Centre joins Milliman to foster greater access to microinsurance worldwide

Friday, October 13, 2017
Congratulations to Milliman and the MicroInsurance Centre (MIC), two long-standing members of the Network, who have now joined forces! Both firms share the common goal of working to protect the health and financial well-being of low-income populations worldwide. The MicroInsurance Centre’s joining of Milliman will help boost their capacity to present enhanced insurance offerings to clients in emerging markets and low-income market segments.
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The 10th Consultative Forum Briefing Note is out

Tuesday, September 12, 2017
In May 2017, the International Association of Insurance Supervisors (IAIS), the Microinsurance Network and the Access to Insurance Initiative (A2ii) organised the 10th Consultative Forum in Kampala, Uganda on “Scaling up agricultural index insurance in Africa: Building disaster resilience of smallholder farmers”.
 
The event brought together high-ranking representatives from African insurance supervisory author
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United Nations and world’s microinsurance community forge unprecedented global partnership for sustainable development that leaves no one behind

Thursday, August 31, 2017

UN Environment’s Principles for Sustainable Insurance Initiative and the Microinsurance Network join forces to help achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals
    
Geneva/Luxembourg, 31 August 2017—An unprecedented global partnership has been forged to promote inclusive and sustainable insurance markets around the world and to help achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
    

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Network annual member meeting report 2017 is out

Friday, August 11, 2017
The summary Report of the 2017 June Member Meeting, which took place in Luxembourg is now available! If you were not able to make it, find out about the key takeaways from the event and read a brief recap of each presentation to gain insights into the topics discussed by members on pertinent topics within the microinsurance space. The event brought together over 70 microinsurance experts from across the globe to discuss sector trends, share lessons learned over the past year and identify future focus areas. The meeting was opened by Mr. Romain Schneider, Luxembourg Minister for Development Cooperation and Humanitarian Affairs, who reaffirmed the Government of Luxembourg’s ongoing commitment to supporting financial inclusion worldwide.
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Free online microinsurance learning courses offered

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

In its mission to make microinsurance knowledge accessible to a wider audience, the Micro Insurance Academy (MIA) is introducing free online courses, in collaboration with The Infinite Actuary. These courses are targeted at grassroots communities interested in setting up their own Community-Based Mutual Aid Schemes (CBMAS), students of relevant disciplines - actuarial, development, health financing, insurance, and professionals working or partnering with

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