The report on the 8th International Microinsurance Conference, that took place in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania on 6 to 8 November 2013, is available online. The publication edited by Zahid Qureshi and Dirk Reinhard provides a summary of the presentations given at the conference.
The event, which took place in Africa for the third time, brought together a record number of 590 participants from around 60 countries to discuss the challenges and opportunities in microinsurance. For three days, approximately 90 speakers and facilitators discussed innovative and sustainable microinsurance programmes, illustrated by the latest case studies and research results. No fewer than 16 insurance regulatory bodies were represented – more than in any of the previous conferences.
The conference was hosted by the Munich Re Foundation and the Microinsurance Network, with the support of the Tanzania Insurance Regulatory Authority (TIRA), the Association of Tanzanian Insurers (ATI), GIZ /BMZ, Making Finance Work for Africa (MFW4A), the African Insurance Organisation (AIO), the Insurance Regulatory Authority of Uganda (iRA),Uganda Insurers Association (UIA), Georgia State University’s Center for the Economic Analysis of Risk (CEAR), the African Development Bank (AfDB), the International Cooperative and Mutual Insurance Federation (ICMIF),FinMark Trust, and the International Labour Organization (ILO).