12th IMC kicks off in Colombo, Sri Lanka

Tuesday, November 15, 2016
The 12th International Microinsurance Conference kicked off in Colombo, Sri Lanka today. Opening speeches included welcome remarks by Dirk Pereira, President of the Insurance Association of Sri Lanka, and host organisation of the event, and Thomas Loster and Michael McCord, respectively Chairman of the Munich Re Foundation and Chair of the Microinsurance Network, co-organising entities of the conference.
Pereira, explained that the conference is an important stepping stone to accomplish what the regulator has set out to do in Sri Lanka.
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Coming up Nov 9: Expert Forum on champions in microinsurance

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

The microinsurance landscape studies give us, for the first time, a representative in depth view of the state of the microinsurance sector. Insight from these studies enable microinsurance practitioners to position themselves against their peers and to use this information to improve their own performance. However, it is not enough for insurers working in the low-income space to compare against a product average, if the average is not yet where it should be.

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Blockchain technology for inclusive finance: Can it add value to microinsurance organisations?

Friday, October 7, 2016

The Network is excited to announce its upcoming Expert Forum, an online event, on Blockchain technology and the value it can add to microinsurance organisations. Microinsurance entities are usually looking for ways to limit their expenses and widen their outreach and risk coverage options. So they are wondering whether Blockchain technology might be beneficial and if so in what way.

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First Network Regional Workshop comes to a close

Thursday, September 29, 2016
The first regional workshop and field trip by the Microinsurance Network, focussing on optimisation of distribution in the low-cost insurance environment, came to a close yesterday in Johannesburg, South Africa. The workshop brought together over fifty experts and professionals operating in the region’s microinsurance space to look at the challenges the sector is facing in terms of distribution, some of the existing success models and solutions, and how these may be replicated elsewhere.
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