The MiN and IDF working together to close the protection gap

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

The increasing importance of insurance for sustainable development was underlined at the recent IIS Global Insurance Forum (GIF) in Singapore, where an entire day - hosted by the Insurance Development Forum (IDF) - was devoted to the role that insurance and related risk management capabilities must play in building a more climate-resilient world. Focuses of the day were Disaster Risk Financing, climate change as a threat to international development, early action in preparation for natural catastrophes, and the importance of consistent, comprehensive, open-access data sources. 

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Member profile: Feed the Future AMA Innovation Lab

Thursday, June 27, 2019

The Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Assets and Market Access (AMA) at the University of California Davis researches policies and programmes designed to help poor and smallholder farmers worldwide. It is one of 24 Feed the Future Innovation Labs across the United States funded by USAID. Associate Director Tara Chiu explains more…

MiN: You joined the MiN relatively recently. Tell us a bit about what you do.

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Member profile: Women's World Banking

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Women’s World Banking is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year. We asked Director of Microinsurance, Gilles Renouil, to talk us through some of the highlights.

MiN: Turning 40 is exciting. Take us through some of the organisation’s key milestones in this journey.

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MicroEnsure spearheads product design and training for implementation of rural microinsurance in Ghana

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Esoko Ghana has announced its new life insurance product bundled with weather information, market prices and agricultural tips for rural livelihoods in Ghana. "Esoko BanbƆ" aims to reduce the everyday risk of farmers and their families by providing insurance cover and will seek to create an insurance-educated customer base to distribute a range of insurance products via digital platforms.

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AXA providing emerging customers in Thailand with mobile-enabled insurance

Monday, April 1, 2019

AXA and local mobile network provider, AIS have sealed a partnership to offer free insurance covering accidental death, disability (including road accidents) and hospitalisation to cusomters already enrolled in AIS' prepaid loyalty programme.

The enrolment is done through a fully digital process, enabling customers to access the insurance cover by simply topping up their phones.

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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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