Casual labourers in Bangladesh to benefit from newly launched flood insurance scheme

Monday, August 3, 2020

Network members World Food Programme (WFP) and Green Delta Insurance Company Ltd, together with Oxfam Bangladesh, launched a new insurance scheme in July to protect casual agricultural labourers in Bangladesh from catastrophic floods during this year’s monsoon season. The scheme will support 2,000 casual labourers engaged in agricultural work, each household receiving a pay-out of BDT 2,700 to 18,000 to cover their wage losses caused by severe flooding.

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MiN Member profile: MicroEnsure

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

With its roots in the microfinance movement, MicroEnsure has been a microinsurance pioneer since 2006. Richard Leftley, CEO and Founder, and Kiereini Kirika, Regional Director for East Africa say the recent move to become part of the Micro Insurance Company marks the start of an exciting new chapter.

How has MicroEnsure evolved over the past two decades?

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COVID-19: a moment of truth for microinsurance

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

The COVID-19 crisis has taken its toll on the insurance industry, but how did it particularly impact microinsurance clients, who were forced to choose between paying their premiums or paying for food? Bearing in mind the old adage ‘never let a good crisis go to waste,’ the Microinsurance Network’s (MiN) latest Expert Forum asked whether the pandemic has strengthened or undermined the business case for microinsurance.

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Member profile: AXA

Thursday, June 25, 2020

AXA has been perennial leader in the global insurance market, and in 2016 they founded an Emerging Customers business. We sat down with the Head of AXA Emerging Customers and newly-named 2020 Insurance Woman of the Year by the Geneva Association, Garance Wattez-Richard to discuss pushing the boundaries of insurability and making protection relevant and accessible to more segments of the world's population.

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