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February 2016         Forward to a friend

 

HIGHLIGHT OF THE MONTH

Annual Report 2015
The ILO’s Impact Insurance Facility is proud to present its Annual Report 2015, which highlights our achievements over the past year such as accelerating development of inclusive insurance across 14 countries, joining forces with reputable training institutes, new innovation partnerships in Africa and facilitating thriving communities of practice.
 

KNOWLEDGE UPDATE

Zambia in Microinsurance Spotlight
FSD Zambia
FSD Zambia has released its latest issue of Microinsurance Spotlight, providing a snapshot of major market developments in Zambia’s microinsurance process in 2015. 

Evidence of demand for microinsurance for coping and adaptation to weather extremes in the Caribbean
Jonathan G. Lashley and Koko Warner, Climate Change
A new study published in the Climatic Change journal points to a need for a new balance to reduce risk, transfer risk and effectively prepare for the effects of extreme weather events. The article can be accessed in full on ResearchGate.

The Global Risks Report 2016
World Economic Forum
Released during the World Economic Forum, the Global Risks Report 2016 draws attention to theways in which global risks could evolve and interact in the next decade. The report incorporates perspectives from nearly 750 experts on the perceived impact and likelihood of global risks over a 10-year period.
 

NEWS FLASH

Webinar: “The role of governments in scaling up agriculture (index) insurance" 
Click here to join this webinar organized by the Facility and its partners on February 25, which will feature resource persons both from implementing organizations and international development institutions.

Kenya learning sessions: microinsurance business models for Africa
On the 6th and 7th April, the Insurance Regulatory Authority of Kenya, AB consultants, Financial Sector Deepening Kenya (FSDK), Munich Re Foundation, the ILO’s Impact Insurance Facility and the Centre for Financial Regulation and Inclusion (Cenfri) will be hosting a regional conference on microinsurance. Click here for the full flyer.

Agriculture insurance conference, Geneva,  on 4th May 2016: registration now open
On the 4th May 4, 2016, the Facility and its partners are organizing a public conference to look into successful models in index insurance, and discuss key issues such as the role of governments in the sustainable provision of agriculture index insurance. The conference will disseminate some emerging insights from the work of the Global Action Network. Registration has now been opened: click here to learn more.


Matchmaking workshop in Kenya (.doc)
The International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3ie) invites expressions of interest from implementing agencies and researchers to participate in a matchmaking workshop, to be held in Nairobi, Kenya on 19-20 April. The deadline for applications is 23:59, 23rd February, 2016.

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