Mobile Insurance Dialogue: How Mobile Network Operators (MNO) strategy is integral to Microinsurance

Monday, June 29, 2015

Over the last couple of years, all of us have been jubilant on the success and evolution of mobile insurance, especially loyalty-based mobile insurance, across the globe. The outreach of the schemes are often cited as evidence of a panacea for all microinsurance related issues— from cost, to access, to marketing, adverse selection and process effectiveness. Yet, there is a not-so-quiet murmur on whether these schemes are dependent on the marketing priorities of telecom operators/Mobile Network Operators.

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New name for microinsurance consortium and venture incubator

Friday, June 19, 2015

The Microinsurance Consortium has named its microinsurance venture incubator (MVI), which is aimed at extending insurance protection, Blue Marble Microinsurance.

The consortium announced the formation of the MVI in Davos, Switzerland on January 22, 2015.

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Microinsurance Network: Experts take stock of the sector

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Microinsurance experts from the Microinsurance Network will gather in Königstein, Germany this June 23-24 to take stock of the current state of microinsurance and set priorities for the coming years, balancing the interests of business and clients.

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UNDP confirms importance of microinsurance in new development agenda

Thursday, June 11, 2015
The Microinsurance Network's development coordinator Jenny Nasr attended some of the panel sessions at the OECD Forum in Paris last week, where heated discussions took place around climate change, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and tackling inequality.
 
There was unanimous recognition at the Forum that the key events that will take place in the coming months will be a unique opportunity to put the world on an “inclusive and sustainable course”.
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Microinsurance put on the agenda at G20 GPFI meeting

Friday, June 5, 2015
This week the Microinsurance Network’s Executive Director Véronique Faber represented the Network at the G20 Global Partnership for Financial Inclusion (GPFI) meeting and at a related workshop on financing entrepreneurship-innovative solutions, organised with the SME Finance Forum and CapitalPlus Exchange in Izmir, Turkey.
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African regulators and insurers agree to better cooperation at 4th Consultative Forum

Tuesday, June 2, 2015
At a Policy Seminar-Consultative Forum on “Microinsurance Regulation for Insurance Supervisory Authorities and Insurance Practitioners” on the 27th – 28th May 2015, African insurance regulators and key members of the industry came to a consensus on the need for better collaboration between the two parties to improve client awareness and education.
 
The 4th Consultative Forum, a bi-yearly event organised by the Microinsurance Network, the Access to Insurance Initiative (a2ii), International Association of Insurance Supervisors (IAIS) and this yea
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Regulation, climate change and long-term investments in infrastructure hot topics at Insurance Europe's 7th International Conference

Thursday, May 28, 2015
The Microinsurance Network supported Insurance Europe's 7th International Conference in Luxembourg this week.
 
Around 400 insurance companies and associations from across the world came together to discuss issues around the globalisation of the insurance industry and challenges in regulation. 
 
Although the conference focused primarily on topics relating to commercial insurance in traditional markets, GFIA chair Dirk Kempthorne highlighted in his keynote speech the important work FIDES is doing in microinsurance, and some of the
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WHO underlines role of health in sustainable development at 68th World Health Assembly

Thursday, May 21, 2015

During the opening ceremony of the 68th World Health Assembly, both Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany, Angela Merkel and World Health Organisation (WHO) Director-General, Dr Margaret Chan emphasized the importance of health in sustainable development and the need for strong resilient health systems. Because resilience is inherently linked to minimising risks, microinsurance plays a major role in strengthening health programmes worldwide.

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