• A sleeping tiger in need of better protection

    A sleeping tiger in need of better protection

    Insurance against the most important risks, including weather-related disasters, is scarcely available globally. Bangladesh – the country hosting the 15th International Conference on Inclusive Insurance – is one of the most vulnerable countries facing climate change. How to overcome barriers to market development in Bangladesh and elsewhere forms the focus of this year’s conference. >mehr

  • Press release: Insurers address urgent need for climate action in Asia

    Press release: Insurers address urgent need for climate action in Asia

    Dhaka, Bangladesh - 5 November 2019: Climate change and extreme weather events are exposing the poorest and most vulnerable to risk as never before. Delegates at the 15th International Conference on Inclusive Insurance ‘Coping with Climate Risk’, which kicked off today [5 November 2019] in Dhaka, Bangladesh were cautioned however, that despite staunch international humanitarian support being poured into bridging the protection gap thr >mehr

  • Save the date!

    Save the date!

    The 16th International Conference on Inclusive Insurance for Emerging Markets will take place in Kingston, Jamaica from 10 – 12 November 2020. Approximately 400experts from around the world will discuss and identify ways of accelerating growth and economic viability in inclusive insurance for emerging markets. The conference will be hostend by the Insurance Association of Jamaica in cooperation with the Munich Re Foundation supported by the >mehr

  • Lack of insurance in Africa leaves millions vulnerable to climate change and natural disasters

    Lack of insurance in Africa leaves millions vulnerable to climate change and natural disasters

    Dhaka, Bangladesh - 7 November 2019. Millions of low-income households and small businesses across Africa still have no insurance, leaving them vulnerable to climate change, natural catastrophes, food insecurity, accidents, illness and untimely death. >mehr

  • National emergency management drives inclusive climate risk insurance in Mongolia

    National emergency management drives inclusive climate risk insurance in Mongolia

    A substantial part of the Mongolia’s GDP comes from agricultural income. Insurance against climate risks therefore play a particular role in the efforts to make the country more resilient against economic shocks. How to reach the vulnerable population was discussed during the Climate Risk Conference that took place in Ulaanbaatar from 17 to 18 September 2019. >mehr

  • About the conference

    About the conference

    580 participants from 42 countries took part in the 15th International Conference on Inclusive Insurance 2019 "Coping with Climate Risk”. The event took place in Dhaka from 5 – 7 November 2019. The conference was hosted by the Bangladesh Insurance Association and the Munich Re Foundation in cooperation with the Microinsurance Network. >mehr

  • 2019 Public Private Dialogue on Climate Risk Insurance

    2019 Public Private Dialogue on Climate Risk Insurance

    Insurance plays an important role in the new Mongolian regulatory framework to prevent disasters which was introduced in 2017. A substantial part of the country’s GDP still comes from agricultural income. Climate risks therefore play a particular role in the efforts to make the country more resilient against economic shocks. However, there is still a long way to go to reach the vulnerable population that particularly depends on income from >mehr

  • Tanzania aims at reaching 50% of the adult population with insurance by 2028

    Tanzania aims at reaching 50% of the adult population with insurance by 2028

    Insurance penetration in many sub-Saharan countries is amongst the lowest in the world. How to increase access in Eastern and Southern Africa was the subject of the 5th Eastern & Southern Africa Regional Microinsurance Conference that concluded on August 15 in Zanzibar. >mehr

  • Report - 14th IMC Zambia

    Report - 14th IMC Zambia

    This publication is the summary of the 14th International Microinsurance Conference that took place in Lusaka, Zambia, from 6 – 8 November 2018. The event brought together 450 participants from 57 countries to discuss the challenges and opportunities in microinsurance. >mehr

  • Summary - 14th IMC 2018: "Technology remains a driver behind increasing insurance outreach"

    Summary - 14th IMC 2018: "Technology remains a driver behind increasing insurance outreach"

    Progress in the use and affordability of mobile technology, and the rise of mobile payment schemes, are boosting the outreach of financial services to hundreds of millions of low-income customers previously without access. However, the low level of interest shown by the insurance industry in the low-income insurance market as well as regulatory environments that often prohibit innovations remain major bottlenecks. >mehr

Online registration form

Online registration form

Register online to participate in the 15th International Conference on Inclusive Insurance. >mehr

Draft agenda

Draft agenda

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Shasthyo Shuroksha Karamasuchi (SSK) - Micro Health Insurance

Shasthyo Shuroksha Karamasuchi (SSK) - Micro Health Insurance

The field trip will provide participants of the International Conference on Inclusive Insurance with insights into local microinsurance schemes and opportunities to meet clients. It aims at helping participants to understand, how micro-health insurance has been implemented for the people in the region living below the poverty line. >mehr

Summary - 14th IMC 2018 - Inclusive Insurance for Emerging Markets

Summary - 14th IMC 2018 - Inclusive Insurance for Emerging Markets

Insurance is playing a key role in sustainable economic development. However, insurance penetration in most sub-Saharan countries remains at less than 2, or even 1 percent. Progress in the use and affordability of mobile technology, and the rise of mobile payment schemes, are boosting the outreach of financial services to hundreds of millions of low-income customers previously without access. However, the low level of interest shown by the insurance industry in the low-income insurance market as well as regulatory environments that often prohibit innovations remain major bottlenecks. >mehr

Summary - 13th IMC 2017 - Inclusive Insurance for the Mass Market

Summary - 13th IMC 2017 - Inclusive Insurance for the Mass Market

Modern technology is transforming the insurance industry and offers huge opportunities to close the insurance gap. Microinsurance today reaches a promising 8.3% of the population in Latin America and the Caribbean according to recent studies. At the same time, the lack of cover against natural disasters pushes millions back into poverty again and again when disasters strike. Governmental involvement and the use of modern technology are key factors for making insurance more inclusive. >mehr

World Map of Microinsurance

World Map of Microinsurance

In 2006, first results from the ground-breaking study "The Landscape of Microinsurance in the World's 100 Poorest Countries" were published followed by a series of landscape studies. The World Map of Microinsurance (WMM) hosts data and analysis from the landscape studies, which are displayed visually on an interactive world map. >mehr

Learning Sessions

Learning Sessions

The Learning Sessions have been complementing the International Microinsurance Conference since 2011. They are designed to address topics that are particularly relevant to a specific group of experts, country or region. The events are organised jointly with international and local partners in various countries. >mehr