How to boost microinsurance in West Africa?

Thursday, September 25, 2014

CIMA (Conference Interafricaine des Marchés d'Assurances), the West African regulatory body, is an international organisation who works on establishing a single insurance market. As part of its objective, CIMA held  the “Microinsurance Learning Sessions – Protecting the Working Poor” from 8 to 10 September 2014 in Douala, Cameroon.
Nearly 350 insurance experts participated in the event.

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And the Finalists for the 5th European Microfinance Award are:

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

As Board member of InFiNe, the Microinsurance Network was invited to join the second Committee to determine the three finalists for the 5th European Microfinance Award. This year, the 100,000€ prize will be given to a project on Microfinance and the Environment.

Find out here who is on the shortlist.

 

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What is next for microinsurance?

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Jeremy Leach, director at Bankable Frontier Associates, discusses microinsurance's potential and challenges in an interview where he sees insurance as the next frontier of financial services.

Interview by James Militzer, Editor of NextBillion Financial Innovation

Photo: Miguel Samper for Mercy Corps

 

 

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Funder's Discussion Group launches new publication on impact investments in microinsurance

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

"Exploring new frontiers: The potential of impact investments in microinsurance", produced by the Microinsurance Network's Funder's Discussion Group, synthesises high level findings to provide an overview of the landscape of impact investing in the microinsurance sector, identify key opportunities and challenges for existing and prospective investors, and provide recommendations to catalyze investments in the field.

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The Microinsurance Network is looking for an Administrative Officer (m/f)

Thursday, September 11, 2014

The Microinsurance Network is a not-for-profit organisation, whose mission is to promote effective insurance for low-income people by encouraging shared learning, facilitating knowledge generation, and working together with a broad range of stakeholders. The Network includes currently more than 70 institutional members and 30 individual members, who are active in 12 working and discussion groups.

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Register now for the 10th International Microinsurance Conference in Mexico

Monday, August 4, 2014

From 11-13 November, Mexico City will host the 10th International Microinsurance Conference. The Microinsurance Network supports the Munich Re Foundation in this event organisation. This is a great opportunity for experts and participants from all around the world to share experiences, and discuss new challenges and opportunities in microinsurance.

The 500 participants will include representatives from insurance and reinsurance companies, international organisations, NGOs, development-aid agencies, academics, policymakers, regulators and supervisors.

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Microinsurance Network's Annual Report 2013 out now

Friday, July 11, 2014

The Microinsurance Network is pleased to announce the arrival of its Annual Report for the year 2013. The Annual Report provides an insight into the Microinsurance Network's many achievements of the last year and the activities of the Network's various working and discussion groups, as well as details of the various conferences it arranged and supported. Contributions from members outline how the Network was able to successfully meet its objectives and in what way this has impacted the microinsurance sector.

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