Member profile: Cenfri

Friday, January 25, 2019

For the last decade, Cenfri has been exploring the role of the financial sector, and specifically insurance, as a tool for sustainable development. We talked to Doubell Chamberlain, Cenfri’s Managing Director and Chair of the MiN Board, about his vision for an inclusive, multi-stakeholder insurance industry that supports poverty relief and economic development.

MiN: Looking back over the past decade, what do you think are the MiN’s biggest achievements?

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IAA webinar series starts today: second part on 7 February

Thursday, January 24, 2019

The International Actuarial Association's (IAA) Microinsurance Working Group is hosting a two-part webinar series on "Techniques to help you better understand risk and opportunity".

The first webinar is taking pace today at 1pm CET and will cover how to use a toolkit to analyse risk and walk through a common inclusive insurance example. The second part will walk through more real-life examples such as credit life and health insurance products. That will take place on Thursday, 7 February at 1pm CET.

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Cenfri partners with FSD Uganda to design and deliver Microinsurance Challenge Fund

Thursday, January 17, 2019

FSD Uganda have launched the Microinsurance Challenge Fund (MCF), aimed at increasing the availability and usage of appropriate insurance solutions to the underserved in Uganda. The MCF is a response to nudge the market towards more innovative solutions to address the mismatch between the demand and supply of inclusive insurance services.

Cenfri have partnered with FSD Uganda to provide technical support and guidance on the design and delivery of the challenge fund.

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ADA and BRS providing technical assistance for SERINSA in Central America

Friday, December 21, 2018

In 2018, SERINSA (Servicios Inclusivos S.A.), a social venture initiated in 2016 by the regional network of MFIs in Central America and the Caribbean, REDCAMIF, requested technical assistance (TA) from ADA and BRS. This TA sought to strengthen the provision of inclusive and responsible microinsurance in the region. One of the challenges tackled in this alliance was the identification of financial and social indicators relevant to SERINSA and based on the Key Performance Indicators for Microinsurance developed by MICROFACT, a joint initiative of ADA and BRS.

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ILO's Impact Insurance Facility partners with NHIA in Ghana to launch digital platform

Thursday, December 20, 2018

Policyholders and beneficiaries of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) in Ghana will now be able to renew their cards via a mobile service, following a collaboration with the ILO's Impact Insurance Facility.

The service, which will be accessible in every part of the country where network is available will also help the National Health Insurance Authority verify claims and authenticate people who visit health centres as registered members of the scheme.

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Member profile: IFAD

Thursday, December 13, 2018

IFAD - the International Fund for Agricultural Development - is one of the Network’s longest-standing members. We talked to Francesco Rispoli, now IFAD’s Country Programme Manager for Rwanda and Tanzania (previously Senior Technical Specialist in Inclusive Rural Financial Services) about the future for agricultural Microinsurance and his time as a MiN Board member.

Emily Coleman, Insurance Specialist at IFAD and also a MiN member contributed to this interview.

MiN: How has the MiN evolved since IFAD joined ten years ago?

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Apply now for the Leadership and Diversity for Innovation Program!

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Women's World Banking's Leadership and Diversity for Innovation Program is now accepting applications. 

This one-year global leadership programme is designed for senior executives from financial service providers, FinTechs or MNOs in emerging markets and high-potential women leaders from their respective institutions. 

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ILO's Impact Insurance Facility and Cenfri reflect on decade-long progress in inclusive insurance

Monday, December 3, 2018

As long-time MiN members ILO's Impact Insurance Facility and Cenfri celebrate a decade of existence this year, they took stock of the progress made over the last ten years and also looked ahead to what is to come in the world of inclusive insurance.

Insurance matters more than ever the ever-changing world of risk. Over the last ten years, there has been a significant uptake of insurance by emerging consumers driven by banks, MFIs, MNOs and retailers, however have prducts offered through these channels delivered value to clients?

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