Promoting microinsurance at the Global Insurance Forum

Thursday, August 16, 2018

The recent Global Insurance Forum in Berlin was an opportunity for the MiN to remind the industry of its ten-year track record in promoting inclusive insurance for development and resilience - long before the issue became trendy. Network members Craig Churchill of the ILO’s Impact Insurance Facility and AXA’s Garance Wattez-Richard co-hosted a lunch session for the Insurance Development Forum’s microinsurance working group to catch up on recent developments.

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Member profile: FIDES

Thursday, August 16, 2018

FIDES, the Federación Interamericana de Empresas de Seguros (Inter-American Federation of Insurance Companies) has been a member of the MiN since 2014, representing national insurance associations from 18 countries across Latin America and Spain. We sat down to speak with FIDES’ new Secretary-General Francisco Astelarra.

MiN: How does FIDES support and promote inclusive insurance?

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Members in synergy: Oikocredit benefits from ADA's African Microfinance Week to expand risk management programme

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Long-standing Network member Oikocredit has recently shared its latest success story - the expansion of its risk management programme - thanks in large part to fellow member ADA.

During the course of ADA's 2017 African Microfinance Week (SAM) in Ethiopia, Oikocredit representatives spoke with ICCO Cooperation, who advised them to go into the Burkina Faso market with their programme. Furthermore, Mali and Senegal are also held as prime target countries for expansion of the programme.

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ILO offering fellowship opportunity in Mozambique

Tuesday, August 14, 2018
The ILO's Social Finance Programme is welcoming applications from qualified candidates for a Fellowship in Mozambique. The application deadline is 31 August, 2018.
 
The fellow will be placed with a host (Moçambique Previdente, an administration and asset management company) for 12 to 14 months.
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MicroEnsure provides health microinsurance and help to small-scale farmers and businesses in Kenya

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

MicroEnsure's work in Kenya, such as the "Fearless Health" pilot which integrates insurance with other prodcuts designed to help customers get the inpatient and outpatient care they need without delaying treatment due to costs, or success stories of helping small businessmen restart their businesses that were damaged and lost due to catastrophic events, are being held up as examples of how mobile phone technology can facilitate the distribution of microinsurance.

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Importance of accessibility for microinsurance

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Long-standing Network member Gilles Renouil, Director of Insurance Prodcuts at Women's World Banking believes accessibility is a key challenge for delivering microinsurance at scale. Accessibility can also serve as a good example of how technology and innovation can offer powerful solutions (and exciting challenges).

Based on his on-site observations taken during the evaluation of the ACRE Tanzania scheme earlier this year, Renouil elaborates on the "double challenge" of accessbility in insurance in remote areas and on the intrinsic nature of access and usage.

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Training microinsurance professionals in West Africa

Thursday, July 12, 2018

A total of 80 microfinance professionals have participated in two West African workshops designed to provide introductory training on microinsurance for microfinance institutions. The two one-day sessions, in Dakar, Senegal and Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, were organised by the MiN, the ILO’s Impact Insurance Facility, ADA and PlaNet Guarantee.

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