Microinsurance Network calls on global insurance industry to support UN Sustainable Development Goals

Tuesday, July 4, 2017
Insurance has a critical role to play in helping vulnerable people around the world manage their risks. As a financial shock absorber and an enabler of economic activity, insurance is most effective when complemented by risk-reducing strategies and measures that help prevent losses in order to make insurance solutions more accessible, affordable and sustainable. This was agreed by microinsurance experts from across the globe at the annual member meeting of the Microinsurance Network last week in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. The meeting was opened by Mr. Romain Schneider, the Luxembourg Minister for Development Cooperation and Humanitarian Affairs, who highlighted the Government of Luxembourg’s ongoing commitment to supporting financial inclusion worldwide.
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Luxembourg puts the spotlight on microinsurance

Friday, June 16, 2017
Experts from across the globe gather in Luxembourg from June 26 to discuss how inclusive insurance can reduce vulnerability of the poor. The Grand Duchy is increasingly establishing itself as a centre of excellence for the promotion of financial inclusion within the international development sphere. Two key events in Luxembourg during the week of June 26 will centre on the role of inclusive insurance in poverty alleviation and development.
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Microinsurance Network appoints new ED

Monday, May 8, 2017
The Microinsurance Network is delighted to announce the appointment of Katharine Pulvermacher as the new Executive Director of the Microinsurance Network. A development economist by training, Katharine brings to the Network a wealth of experience in leadership and management, organisational strategy development, multi-stakeholder engagement and coordination, as well as research and thought leadership, with a focus on market intelligence in emerging economies.
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Luxembourg Government renews commitment to Microinsurance Network

Tuesday, May 2, 2017
Luxembourg's Minister for Cooperation and Humanitarian Action, Romain Schneider, and Minister of Finance, Pierre Gramegna, signed a new agreement with the Microinsurance Network, outlining the financial support and commitment of the two Ministries towards the international platform dedicated to the development of inclusive insurance, for the 2017-2019 period. 
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Upcoming Expert Forum: Shedding light into the black box of index insurance models

Monday, April 10, 2017

The Microinsurance Network's next Expert Forum "Understanding climate change and vegetation indices for risk reduction, risk adaptation and risk transfer" aims to shed light into the “black box” of index insurance models. Taking place online on May 4 at 3pm CET, the online event will focus on the incorporation of weather risks in crop yields, taking into account the changes in sea surface temperatures, wind patterns and rainfall.

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Milliman to launch Global Takaful Report at World Takaful Conference starting tomorrow

Monday, April 10, 2017

The 12th Annual World Takaful Conference, which gets underway tomorrow in Dubai, will serve as a platform for the exclusive launch of Milliman's Global Takaful Report 2017, entitled "Market Trends in Family and General Takaful". The report will aim to serve as a performanc barometer for the Takaful industry, providing practitioners with strategic insights to help shape their organisation's activity planning.

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