MIC at Milliman: unearthing microinsurance and rural development in China

Monday, March 25, 2019

The MicroInsurance Centre at Milliman's Mariah Sarpong and fellow MiN member Queenie Chow recently sat down with rural microinsurance expert Dr. Yi Yao (Kitty), associate professor from the Department of Risk Management and Insurance at Peking University and took in her views and insights on the microinsurance market in China, its link to rural development and poverty alleviation and what the next decade might bring for the sector.

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Member profile: Oikocredit International

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Oikocredit is a social impact investor with more than four decades of experience in promoting sustainable development through investments. We spoke to Equity Analyst Mila Georgieva about Oikocredit’s model and inclusive insurance strategy.

MiN: What is Oikocredit’s main focus?

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15th IMC: call for proposals now open

Friday, March 15, 2019

Proposals for the 15th IMC (International Conference on Inclusive Insurance) to be held in Dhaka, Bangladesh from 5-7 November 2019, and hosted by the Bangladesh Insurance Association (BIA) and the Munich Re Foundation, in cooperation with the Microinsurance Network, are now being accepted!

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European Microfinance Awards 2019: call for applications now open

Thursday, March 14, 2019

The call for applications for the tenth edition of the European Microfinance Award (EMA) has been launched. This year, the foucs will be "Strengthening Resilience to Climate Change", in an effort to recognise organisations that are active in the financial inclusion sector, providing financial and non-financial products and services aimed at strengthening the resilience of vulnerable communities to the effects of climate change.

The deadline for the first round of applications is 9 April 2019, 23:59 CET.

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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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