Member profile: IFAD

Thursday, December 13, 2018

IFAD - the International Fund for Agricultural Development - is one of the Network’s longest-standing members. We talked to Francesco Rispoli, now IFAD’s Country Programme Manager for Rwanda and Tanzania (previously Senior Technical Specialist in Inclusive Rural Financial Services) about the future for agricultural Microinsurance and his time as a MiN Board member.

Emily Coleman, Insurance Specialist at IFAD and also a MiN member contributed to this interview.

MiN: How has the MiN evolved since IFAD joined ten years ago?

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Apply now for the Leadership and Diversity for Innovation Program!

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Women's World Banking's Leadership and Diversity for Innovation Program is now accepting applications. 

This one-year global leadership programme is designed for senior executives from financial service providers, FinTechs or MNOs in emerging markets and high-potential women leaders from their respective institutions. 

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ILO's Impact Insurance Facility and Cenfri reflect on decade-long progress in inclusive insurance

Monday, December 3, 2018

As long-time MiN members ILO's Impact Insurance Facility and Cenfri celebrate a decade of existence this year, they took stock of the progress made over the last ten years and also looked ahead to what is to come in the world of inclusive insurance.

Insurance matters more than ever the ever-changing world of risk. Over the last ten years, there has been a significant uptake of insurance by emerging consumers driven by banks, MFIs, MNOs and retailers, however have prducts offered through these channels delivered value to clients?

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Member profile: Fasecolda

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

The Federación de Aseguradores Colombianos (Federation of Colombian Insurers) represents all the insurance companies that operate in Colombia and has been a member of the Microinsurance Network (MiN) since 2009. Fasecolda’s Financial Inclusion and Sustainability Director Alejandra Diaz spoke to the MiN about trust, financial inclusion and why it’s important to avoid reinventing the wheel.

MiN: Why did Fasecolda join the MiN?

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Applications for Microinsurance Master leadership programme open for 2019

Monday, November 12, 2018

In 2018, 18 insurance leaders, intermediaries, and regulators from 14 different countries took part in the inaugural Microinsurance Master leadership training programme, praising the value, quality, and return on investment with a 97% recommendation rating.

Said one of the participants: “If you’re a decision-maker, sitting at your table, looking at your numbers and asking yourself, ‘why is my microinsurance department not working out?’, you should join this programme.”

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IFAD hosts SAFIN annual plenary and workshop on TA for smallholders and agri-SMEs

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

The second annual plenary meeting of the Smallholder and Agri-SME Finance and Investment Network (SAFIN) was held at the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) on 11-12 October, along with a workshop on "Business models for the delivery of technical assitance complementing finance for smallholders and agri-SMEs".

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