24 March 2020 - 25 March 2020
Regional Workshop


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Given the international public health situation due to Coronavirus and the related impact on travel, we have decided to postpone this event.


Meanwhile, we organised a series of four one-hour webinars covering the main elements of the programme, on the dates the regional workshop was scheduled to have taken place. The recordings of all the sessions are available below and on our YouTube channel.

Webinar 1:  What is Climate Risk?
When: Tuesday 24 March 2020, 16h00-17h00 (Manila local time)

What climate risks are faced in Asia? How do these risks concretely impact low-income households in Asia (health, property, loss of income, loss of life)?

What risks do MSMEs face? Which are specific to climate risk (or exacerbated by it)?

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Webinar 2:  Update on data requirements and modelling

When: Tuesday 24 March 2020, 17h00-18h00 (Manila local time)

In this session we will discuss the types of data required to develop CRI solutions targeting the low-income people and MSMEs against flood, typhoon & drought hazards, review the challenges encountered in accessing climate/disaster risk data and sustainable sources of data. Risk modelling methods and related capacity development needs of insurers will also be discussed as well as approaches to address the challenges on data and risk modelling.

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Webinar 3: Developing insurance for MSMEs

When: Wednesday 25 March 2020, 16h00-17h00 (Manila local time)

What do emerging Asian MSMEs look like and why do they matter? How can insurers, InsurTech, distributors, donors, etc. act to develop better insurance markets for MSMEs? What specific instruments are available? How do these meet insurers’ expectations/needs? Are there innovative structures that can be developed?

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Webinar 4: Micro vs. meso vs. macro insurance solutions are regulators ready?

When: Wednesday 25 March 2020, 17h00-18h00 (Manila local time)

In this session we will discuss what is needed in terms of regulatory frameworks and coordination between government departments within the context of micro, meso and macro insurance solutions which build resilience for MSMEs, households, communities and economies to climatic risks. The session will also be an opportunity to discuss the role of governments vs the private sector (insurers) in creating such an enabling environment.

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More details on the postponed event will be available here in due course. Please find some big picture details below:

This regional event will allow participants to gain a deeper understanding of the climate risks faced by emerging micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) in Asia and the role that insurance can play in transferring, managing and mitigating these risks to enable more resilient households, communities and economies. We will look at what is needed in terms of regulatory frameworks and discuss the opportunities ahead for governments and the private sector.

The event entails a one-and-a-half-day Public-Private Dialogue (PPD), where regulators from a number of key Asian countries, as well as industry representatives and national and international experts will provide key insights on the subject.

The PPD is organised by the MEFIN Network, the Microinsurance Network and GIZ RFPI Asia, in partnership with Pioneer.

The PPD is free of charge but attendance is by invitation only. If you would like to attend and have not been invited, please get in touch with the Microinsurance Network at info@microinsurancenetwork.org.