Blockchain technology for inclusive finance: Can it add value to microinsurance organisations?

Friday, October 7, 2016

The Network is excited to announce its upcoming Expert Forum, an online event, on Blockchain technology and the value it can add to microinsurance organisations. Microinsurance entities are usually looking for ways to limit their expenses and widen their outreach and risk coverage options. So they are wondering whether Blockchain technology might be beneficial and if so in what way.

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First Network Regional Workshop comes to a close

Thursday, September 29, 2016
The first regional workshop and field trip by the Microinsurance Network, focussing on optimisation of distribution in the low-cost insurance environment, came to a close yesterday in Johannesburg, South Africa. The workshop brought together over fifty experts and professionals operating in the region’s microinsurance space to look at the challenges the sector is facing in terms of distribution, some of the existing success models and solutions, and how these may be replicated elsewhere.
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GIZ RFPI lead microinsurance talks at APEC events in China

Friday, September 9, 2016

Long-standing Network member Dante Portula of GIZ was at the forefront of microinsurance discussions during last month's APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC) events held in China. The 2016 Asia Pacific Financial Forum (APFF) Progress Report outlines the achievements and way forward, as well as making recommendations in both the microinsurance and Disaster Risk Financing and Insurance (DRFI) work streams.

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An exciting line up of speakers on optimising distribution

Thursday, September 8, 2016

The agenda of the workshop “Optimising distribution in the low-cost insurance environment”, organised by the Microinsurance Network and moderated by Herman Smit from Cenfri, is now available. The event taking place in Johannesburg on September 28 features a promising line-up of speakers and topics including:

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Over 800 million USD microinsurance premium in LAC

Friday, September 2, 2016
Nearly 50 million people benefiting in the region. At the 12th Annual Meeting of the Latin American Reinsurance Group (LARG) in San Salvador, El Salvador, organised by ICMIF and hosted by Seguros Futuro, which is taking place this week, around 100 industry experts from 13 countries have been exploring aspects of innovation to strengthen competitiveness in the region and touch upon the general landscape of microinsurance in Latin America.
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Survey: Understanding the drivers of growth in Asia

Thursday, August 25, 2016
The “State of Microinsurance” magazine highlights significant growth for the microinsurance sector throughout the developing world. To dig deeper into this trend, the Network has partnered with the Asia Insurance Review to conduct a survey of Asian insurers to understand the drivers of microinsurance growth in the region.
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Network Secretariat email restored

Friday, August 19, 2016

The Secretariat of the Microinsurance Network is happy to report that our email system has been restored and staff are now able to receive and respond to emails. However all emails sent to the Secretariat staff between August 9-17 and to the infobox between August 9-23 could not be recovered. We kindly ask that you resend us any emails sent during this time.

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