Training microinsurance professionals in West Africa

Thursday, July 12, 2018

A total of 80 microfinance professionals have participated in two West African workshops designed to provide introductory training on microinsurance for microfinance institutions. The two one-day sessions, in Dakar, Senegal and Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, were organised by the MiN, the ILO’s Impact Insurance Facility, ADA and PlaNet Guarantee.

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Member profile: ADA

Thursday, July 12, 2018

ADA aims to strengthen the autonomy and competencies of inclusive finance players, including microfinance institutions and microfinance networks, to positively impact the lives of thousands of people since 1994. ADA has been one of the many driving forces behind the Microinsurance Network (MiN) since the early days. We sat down with Matthew Genazzini, Head of ADA’s Technical Support for MFIs Unit, to find out more about their work and ambitions.

 

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Enhancing access to index-based weather insurance

Thursday, July 12, 2018

A new marketing approach based on urban migrants in Burkina-Faso was discussed by MiN members Making Finance Work for Africa (MFW4A) and PlaNet Guarantee as well as their partner, Innovation for Poverty Action (IPA) during a webinar organised recently. 

Below, is a preliminary summary of the different learnings and results discussed:

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PSI forms Life & Health Advisory Group

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

The Principles of Sustainable Insurance Initiative (PSI) of the UN Enviornment is forming a Life and Health Advisory Group with the objective of ultimately developing a strategy and work programme for life and health.

Following on from this, the first PSI Life and Health Insurance Industry event will take place in February 2019. More details to follow in due course here.

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ICRC calls for new financing schemes for humanitarian settings

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

The Luxembourg Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs welcomed Peter Maurer, President of the International Committee of the Red Cross to discuss new financing models for humanitarian settings this past Monday at the House of Microfinance in Luxembourg.

The Microinsurance Network, represented by Executive Director, Katharine Pulvermacher was present on the panel, along with other local stakeholders, Luxembourg for Finance, LuxFLAG, as well as Bamboo Capital Partner and Lombard Odier.

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UNEP-PSI launches global insurance commitment to protect World Heritage Sites

Thursday, July 5, 2018

The United Nations Environment's Principles for Sustainable Insurance Initiative (UNEP-PSI) has launched the global insurance industry's first statement of commitment to protect the outstanding universal value of World Heritage Sites, in partnership with WWF (World Wide Fund For Nature) and UNESCO (UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) World Heritage Centre.

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Moving to holistic risk management. ILO RFP open

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

The ILO's Social Finance Programme is accepting proposals from financial institutions in Indonesia and the Philippines that aim to implement an integrated risk-management solution for low-income households and/or small enterprises.

The obejective is to test risk-management solutions that combine insurance, savings, credit and risk prevention.

To view more details on the focus and expectations and to submit a proposal, click here.

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