Consultative Forums

The Network has a long-standing relationship with the International Association of Insurance Supervisors (IAIS) and the Access to Insurance Initiative (A2ii), and through this relationship provides a neutral platform for dialogue amongst regulators and the industry with the objective of fostering the development of microinsurance-enabling regulatory environments across different nations. 
Since 2013 the Microinsurance Network, IAIS and A2ii have organised eight joint Consultative Forums on matters of regulation and microinsurance, bringing together national regulators, supervisors and industry representatives on topics such as distribution, client value, consumer education and insurance service sustainability, consumer protection and inclusive insurance markets. Each Consultative Forum resulted in a brief note summarising and highlighting key lessons learned for regulators and the wider industry. In 2018, we summarised the key takeaways from all three events (Sri Lanka, Ghana and Argentina) to create a comprehensive report.
The Forums were held on a tri-annual basis. The last Forum was held in Dhaka, Bangladesh on Monday, 4 November. Download documents pertaining to past Consultative Forums below.

Past and upcoming Consultative Forums

  • 17th Consultative Forum: Climate and disaster risk: building resilience, bridging the protection gap in Asia
    November 2019, Dhaka, Bangladesh
    Save the Date (pdf)
    Agenda (pdf)
    Video here
  • 6th Consultative Forum: Innovative products for the emerging consumer, May 2016, Marrakesh, Morocco
    Briefing Note (pdf EN) (pdf FR) (pdf ES)
    Agenda (pdf EN) (pdf FR)
  • 5th Consultative Forum: Consumer education - old questions, new thinking, November 2015, Casablanca, Morocco
    Briefing Note (pdf EN) (pdf FR)
  • 4th Consultative Forum: Encouraging the industry in Africa to provide sustainable insurance services to the unserved, May 2015, Tunis, Tunisia
    Briefing Note (pdf EN) (pdf FR)
  • 3rd Consultative Forum: Mass and Microinsurance - Consumer Protection in Inclusive Insurance Markets, November 2014, Mexico City, Mexico
    Briefing Note (pdf EN) (pdf FR)
  • 2nd Consultative Forum: Challenges and opportunities in enhancing client value in insurance – the African experience with new technologies, June 2014, Kigali, Rwanda
    Briefing Note (pdf EN)
  • 1st Consultative Forum: Business models, distribution and their regulatory implications, November 2013, Jakarta, Indonesia
    Briefing Note (pdf EN)
Find out about other events in microinsurance on our events calendar at this link
Read more about the International Microinsurance Conference at this link