We are hiring a Knowledge Manager

Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Are you an effective communicator looking to make a difference? Do you want to put your skills to work and have a real impact in contributing to the development of insurance markets that work for the poor? Do you have a strong grasp of strategic messaging and packaging information for purpose? If so, why not join our growing, dedicated, multicultural and dynamic team in beautiful Luxembourg?

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Putting the ‘S’ back into ESG

Tuesday, September 29, 2020

In the first of four articles on the role of inclusive insurance in the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) criteria, MiN Executive Director Katharine Pulvermacher calls on insurers to ensure that their customer-base is inclusive and on stakeholders to strengthen the recognition of access to insurance in SDG targets and indicators.

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MiN member profile: AB Consultants

Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Kenyan market driver AB Consultants have a dream - an Africa “where people are resilient against risks, have access to financial services and are thriving.” Co-founder and Director Anne Kamau (the ‘A’ in ‘AB’) tells us why customer centricity drives their passion.

MiN: What is the driving force behind AB Consultants?

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Know Your Customer: challenging conventional wisdom in insurance

Tuesday, September 29, 2020

When researchers found that half the population of Ethiopia were both interested in and could afford to buy microinsurance products, it turned conventional thinking on its head. “We discovered things which were completely different from our preconceived ideas,” says Craig Thorburn, Lead Financial Sector Specialist at the World Bank. “You can’t assume you know best what customers want.

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Can Rural Development Programs Build Resilience to the COVID-19 Pandemic?

Thursday, September 10, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic and the measures national governments around the world are taking to contain it have created new challenges for families who were already vulnerable to a number of climate-related disaster risks. New research supported by USAID is learning whether investments in broadly based resilience helps families to withstand even this completely unexpected and global shock.

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Smallholder farmers in Kenya to get Sh117m insurance payout for crop failure

Tuesday, September 1, 2020

MiN member APA, together with five other underwriters Amaco, Jubilee, Gemini, Kenya Orient and CIC Group, and with international backing from Swiss Re, released Sh117.5 million in compensation to 25,000 smallholder farmers across 28 counties in Kenya for climate-related crop losses.

APA chief executive Ashok Shah said since 2016, pastoralists who insured their animals have also received Sh700 million for animals killed by drought, while another 37,500 farmers received Sh217 million for crop loss.

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