The ILO Microinsurance Innovation Facility invites you to meet with the authors of the Microinsurance Compendium (volume II), and get an overview of the trends in the microinsurance sector! Access the webcast here.
Where? ILO Library (R2, South)
When? Tuesday, 3rd of July, from 16h00 – 18h30
Who should attend?
Representatives of insurance and reinsurance companies, international organisations, microfinance institutions and financial service providers, NGOs and development-aid agencies as well as academics, policymakers, and supervisory regulators who have an interest in microinsurance and want to learn from practitioners' experiences.
What do we want to achieve?
- Raising awareness on the new publication of the Compendium, Protecting the poor, volume II,
- Presenting snapshots of the content of some of its 26 chapters
- Providing a chance to meet with authors/reviewers and to ask specific questions
How do we want to achieve it?
The event is thought as an interactive session that brings the opportunity to meet with key microinsurance stakeholders, to dialogue in small groups around specific topics and to network with peers. By attending, participants will get an overview of the major trends of the microinsurance sector and have the possibility to interact with some authors in 'Questions corners'. We'll end the event with a cocktail so as to continue exchanging in an informal way.
For those of you who cannot attend physically, we'll organize a Webcast to share with you the plenary and we'll set up for onliners a special Q&A session with the authors.
What will be covered in the launch?
Presentation on microinsurance trends: Craig Churchill (ILO Microinsurance Innovation Facility) will give an overview of the main trends of the sector, explain briefly what, in the microinsurance landscape, has changed in the last five years and what are the challenges to be tackled to cover more low-income people with quality and affordable products.
Snapshots of the sector: Guest authors and experts will present shortly the main lessons from some of the 26 chapters of the Microinsurance Compendium:
- The value of microinsurance (Michal Matul – ILO Microinsurance Innovation Facility)
- The role of microinsurance in strengthening social protection (John Woodall – ILO - Social Protection)
- Index insurance (Pranav Prashad – ILO Microinsurance Innovation Facility)
- Disasters insurance: mitigation and adaptation (Alfredo Lazarte – ILO - Crisis)
- Microinsurance to support migrants workers resilience (Samia Kazi Aoul – ILO - Migrant)
- Success and challenges of health microinsurance (Jeanna Holtz – ILO Microinsurance Innovation Facility)
- Microinsurance regulation (Peter van den Broeke – IAIS)
- The role of technology to boost the sector’s growth (Eric gerelle – IBEX)
- The experience of commercial insurers (Brandon Mathews – Zurich Financial Services)
Q&A for onliners:The online audience will send questions to the speakers during their presentations through a chat option. We’ll reserve 10 to 15 minutes to this dialogue between the virtual participants and the authors.
Question corners: The audience in Geneva will break up into eight ‘Question corners’ to meet with the Compendium’s authors. We encourage participants to ask specific questions and exchange with peers on their experiences. Some people might wander between several groups to ask their questions or network in the middle of the room.
Cocktail: All participants are invited to continue their conversation with a drink