Pioneer hosts on-site training for Microinsurance Master leadership training

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

The first phase of the 2019 version of the Microinsurance Master leadership programme came to a close last week with 20 candidates from 11 countries taking part in the on-site training hosted by Pioneer in Manila, Philippines.

Now the course continues with eight weeks of tailored coaching by pioneers and experts in the field.

Read more on one of last week's sessions run by Pioneer here.

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BIMA takes home award for Best Mobile Health Innovation at GSMA GLOMO Awards

Friday, March 1, 2019

Network member BIMA scooped the award ‘Best Mobile Innovation for Health & Biotech’ at the GSMA Global Mobile Awards (GLOMO Awards).  The awards recognise and celebrate the very best innovations that help evolve and develop the mobile industry.

BIMA’s mHealth tele-doctor services are affordably bundled with its insurance products, thereby offering greater value to customers and giving them all-round protection against both financial and health risks.   

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Member profile: MSC (MicroSave Consulting)

Thursday, February 14, 2019

MSC (MicroSave Consulting) is a boutique consulting firm which “pushes the world towards meaningful financial, social, and economic inclusion.” We spoke to Nairobi-based Associate Partner Anup Singh about the company’s remarkable journey from start-up to global operation.

MiN: MSC recently celebrated its 20th birthday - how has the organisation evolved in that time?

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Füture LATAM: discover the latest insights and innovations in new insurance blog

Monday, February 11, 2019

The Federacion Interamericana de Empresas de Seguros (FIDES), the Latin American regional insurance association of the Americas has recently launched a new blog space "Füture LATAM" for innovative trends in the insurance sector.

The blog features news, interviews, features on new products, opinion pieces and multimedia content - all in Spanish.

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IFAD to help spur inclusive economic growth in Togo

Friday, February 8, 2019

Long-standing MiN member, the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) signed a financing agreement with the government of Togo yesterday, which will benefit over 50,000 vulnerable rural households in a project that aims to spur inclusive rural economic growth and create employment opportunities through a value chains approach. 

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ILO's Impact Insurance Academy now accepting registrations for 2019

Friday, February 1, 2019

The ILO's Impact Insurance Facility and the International Training Centre (ITC) of the ILO are once again teaming up to offer an edition of the Impact Insurance Academy, to be held at the ITC in Turin, Italy from 8-12 July 2019. 

This unique opportunity, of which the MiN is a proud partner of, combines plenary discussions with elective workshops, peer-assist sessions, real case studies and networking opportunities to offer participants an inspiring and dynamic learning environment.

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AXA signs MoUs to boost access to health and develop microinsurance in Egypt

Thursday, January 31, 2019

AXA Egypt has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Lead Foundation, a local not-for-profit MFI, to further develop microinsurance products, with a special focus on women. They also plan to launch health awareness campaigns for Lead's 200,000 micro-entrepreneurs.

AXA Egypt have also signed a MoU with the local Ministry of Health and Population. The agreement signals AXA's intent to invest EGP 1bn into the health sector in the ultimate goal of supporting the govenrment in its mission to provide Egyptians with quality health services.

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Member profile: Cenfri

Friday, January 25, 2019

For the last decade, Cenfri has been exploring the role of the financial sector, and specifically insurance, as a tool for sustainable development. We talked to Doubell Chamberlain, Cenfri’s Managing Director and Chair of the MiN Board, about his vision for an inclusive, multi-stakeholder insurance industry that supports poverty relief and economic development.

MiN: Looking back over the past decade, what do you think are the MiN’s biggest achievements?

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IAA webinar series starts today: second part on 7 February

Thursday, January 24, 2019

The International Actuarial Association's (IAA) Microinsurance Working Group is hosting a two-part webinar series on "Techniques to help you better understand risk and opportunity".

The first webinar is taking pace today at 1pm CET and will cover how to use a toolkit to analyse risk and walk through a common inclusive insurance example. The second part will walk through more real-life examples such as credit life and health insurance products. That will take place on Thursday, 7 February at 1pm CET.

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Cenfri partners with FSD Uganda to design and deliver Microinsurance Challenge Fund

Thursday, January 17, 2019

FSD Uganda have launched the Microinsurance Challenge Fund (MCF), aimed at increasing the availability and usage of appropriate insurance solutions to the underserved in Uganda. The MCF is a response to nudge the market towards more innovative solutions to address the mismatch between the demand and supply of inclusive insurance services.

Cenfri have partnered with FSD Uganda to provide technical support and guidance on the design and delivery of the challenge fund.

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