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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MiN members teaming up for webinar on digital insurance

Thursday, June 28, 2018

The ILO's Impact Insurance Facility, with support from fellow member Agence Française de Développement (AFD) and FSDA will highlight the digital journeys of two organisations in Africa in a webinar scheduled for 26 July at 4pm CEST.

One of the organisations on the panel will be another MiN member, South African InsurTech firm, Inclusivity Solutions, who will speak on their partnerships with insurance providers to offer digital insurance solutions.

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MiCRO expands into El Salvador

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

The Microinsurance Catastrophe Risk Organisation (MiCRO) has announced the launch of Produce Seguro, an index-based insurance product that protects low-income families against natural disasters in El Salvador.

The product serves to protect micro and small entrepreneurs against serious financial loss following natural disasters, covering occurrences such as excessive rainfall, severe drought and earthquakes, for example.

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PlaNet Guarantee and MFW4A to organise webinar on access to index-based weather insurance

Friday, June 22, 2018

How to distribute agriculture insurance to migrants, in order to protect their village's or community's crop activities?

Our members Making Finance Work for Africa (MFW4A) and PlaNet Guarantee are teaming up with Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA), the University of Kent and Oklahoma State University to present a webinar on "Enhancing Access to Index-Based Weather Insurance: A New Marketing Approach in Burkina Faso" next Wednesday, 27 June 2018 at 4pm CEST.

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Member profile: Kashf Foundation

Thursday, June 14, 2018

To kick off our new member profile series, we feature the Kashf Foundation, based in Pakistan.

The Kashf Foundation is the largest provider of microinsurance in Pakistan with more than 400,000 clients and 1.5m lives covered under health insurance. Kashf - who joined the MiN this year - started by offering microcredit in 1996, added credit-for-life in 2002 and health cover in 2007. They currently operate 291 branches covering 50 districts across Pakistan. We caught up with CFO Shahzad Iqbal at the June Member Meeting to find out what lies behind the Kashf success story.

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