Microinsurance Network celebrates its 10 year anniversary
When 16 experts first sat down in early 2002 to form the CGAP Working Group on Microinsurance, none of them could have imagined what would be achieved 10 years on. The participants of this meeting realised the need for an exchange and learning platform to ensure microinsurance fulfils its potential. The platform, renamed the Microinsurance Network, now has over 60 institutional members representing around 200 experts in fifteen different working and discussion groups.
The Microinsurance Network is celebrating its 10 year anniversary in 2012. It is today a global multi-stakeholder platform that promotes the development of good-value insurance services for low-income persons through the sharing of lessons learnt and working together.
It is impossible to cite everything the Network, its members and the Working Groups have achieved over the past 10 years, therefore we will highlight only some of the key achievements.
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Network signs cooperation agreement with Munich Re Foundation
The Microinsurance Network and Munich Re Foundation have formalised their long-term partnership by signing a cooperation agreement for the organisation of the International Microinsurance Conference. The agreement reinforces the partnership and ensures a close working relationship in the years to come.
The conference has been initiated by Munich Re Foundation and jointly organised with the Network since its beginning in 2005. It is now the most important event in the microinsurance calendar. Its success is by some means due to the complementary expertise and support each organisation brings to the table. In addition, Munich Re Foundation plays a fundamental role in supporting the Network’s Working Groups and General Assembly, which takes place the day after the conference.
The 8th international Microinsurance Conference will take place for the third time in Africa in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania in November 2012. Around 400 participants and experts from around the world will exchange experiences and discuss the challenges of microinsurance. Some of the topics this year will focus on the role of cooperatives and the lessons learnt from health insurance.
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Happy New Year from the Microinsurance Network
2011 has been a very interesting year for microinsurance and we would like to thank our partners, The Luxembourg Development Cooporation, the ILO, ADA and Munich Re Foundation, for their continous support. We would also like to thank Bradesco Seguros e Previdencia and Vayon Insurance Solutions Providers as well as all the members engaged in working groups for their valuable contributions in 2011.