Joining forces to close the protection gap - 2019 annual Member Meeting

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Some than 50 members from all across the globe gathered in Luxembourg for the tenth edition of the JMM - held last week.

The MiN’s role in a fast-changing environment

As MiN Board Chair Doubell Chamberlain pointed out in his opening remarks, closing the gap is no easy task. “There is complexity all around us,” he noted. “There are many variables that are not in our control. The old approaches don’t work, and we have to be prepared to experiment, adapt, probe and collaborate.”

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Member Profile: AM Best

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

AM Best is the oldest and best-known provider of ratings, financial data and news about the insurance industry, rating around 3,500 companies in more than 90 countries on financial strength, creditworthiness and ability to honour claims. Over breakfast at the recent JMM, we caught up with AM Best’s Senior Managing Director, Strategy & Communications, Andrea Keenan - who is also Vice-Chair of the MiN - to find out more…

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The MiN and IDF working together to close the protection gap

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

The increasing importance of insurance for sustainable development was underlined at the recent IIS Global Insurance Forum (GIF) in Singapore, where an entire day - hosted by the Insurance Development Forum (IDF) - was devoted to the role that insurance and related risk management capabilities must play in building a more climate-resilient world. Focuses of the day were Disaster Risk Financing, climate change as a threat to international development, early action in preparation for natural catastrophes, and the importance of consistent, comprehensive, open-access data sources. 

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Member profile: Feed the Future AMA Innovation Lab

Thursday, June 27, 2019

The Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Assets and Market Access (AMA) at the University of California Davis researches policies and programmes designed to help poor and smallholder farmers worldwide. It is one of 24 Feed the Future Innovation Labs across the United States funded by USAID. Associate Director Tara Chiu explains more…

MiN: You joined the MiN relatively recently. Tell us a bit about what you do.

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Member profile: Women's World Banking

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Women’s World Banking is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year. We asked Director of Microinsurance, Gilles Renouil, to talk us through some of the highlights.

MiN: Turning 40 is exciting. Take us through some of the organisation’s key milestones in this journey.

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MicroEnsure spearheads product design and training for implementation of rural microinsurance in Ghana

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Esoko Ghana has announced its new life insurance product bundled with weather information, market prices and agricultural tips for rural livelihoods in Ghana. "Esoko BanbƆ" aims to reduce the everyday risk of farmers and their families by providing insurance cover and will seek to create an insurance-educated customer base to distribute a range of insurance products via digital platforms.

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AXA providing emerging customers in Thailand with mobile-enabled insurance

Monday, April 1, 2019

AXA and local mobile network provider, AIS have sealed a partnership to offer free insurance covering accidental death, disability (including road accidents) and hospitalisation to cusomters already enrolled in AIS' prepaid loyalty programme.

The enrolment is done through a fully digital process, enabling customers to access the insurance cover by simply topping up their phones.

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MIC at Milliman: unearthing microinsurance and rural development in China

Monday, March 25, 2019

The MicroInsurance Centre at Milliman's Mariah Sarpong and fellow MiN member Queenie Chow recently sat down with rural microinsurance expert Dr. Yi Yao (Kitty), associate professor from the Department of Risk Management and Insurance at Peking University and took in her views and insights on the microinsurance market in China, its link to rural development and poverty alleviation and what the next decade might bring for the sector.

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