3rd International Microinsurance Conference 2007

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Day 1 13 November 2007
Pre-conference
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  Registration: Registration desk is open during the entire conference      
16.00-18.00 Pre-conference workshop
Introduction to microinsurance
Craig Churchill, ILO, Switzerland
 
 
Michael McCord, MicroInsurance Centre, USA
 
Ralf Radermacher, Micro Insurance Academy, India

 
Presentation Churchill (244 KB)
Presentation McCord (374 KB)
Presentation Radermacher (157 KB)
18.00-
23.00
Meet and greet reception      

 

Day 2
Morning
14 November 2007 Speakers Download PDF - Summaries Download PDF - Presentations
8.30 - 10.30 Plenary 1
Microinsurance regulation, supervision and policy issues
Roundtable
Introduction
Brigitte Klein, GTZ, Germany
 
C.S. Rao, IRDA, India
Roberto Junguito, Fasecolda, Colombia
 
 
Jose Carlos Gomez, SBS, Peru
 
Jeremy Leach, Finmark Trust, South Africa
Arup Chatterjee, IAIS, Switzerland

Facilitator: Craig Thorburn, World Bank, USA

Summary Klein (67 KB)


 
 

Presentation Klein (1.1 MB)
 
Presentation Junguito (186 KB)
Presentation Gomez (1.3 MB)
10.30- 11.00 Tea break      
11.00–12.15 Inaugural session Welcome address:
C.S. Rao, Chairman, IRDA, India
Thomas Loster, Chairman, Munich Re Foundation, Germany
 
Inaugural address:
Sri P. Chidambaram, Honourable Minister of Finance, Government of India
 
Keynote address:
Michel Flamée, Chair of Executive Committee of the IAIS, Switzerland
   
12.15-
14.00
Lunch break      

 

Day 2
Afternoon
14 November 2007 Speakers Download PDF - Summaries Download PDF - Presentations
14.00-
15.30
Parallel sessions      
1 Theme 1 – Regulation, supervision and policy
Facilitated discussion on the Indian approach to microinsurance regulation
Introductory presentation:
G. Prabhakara, IRDA, India
Participatory analysis from the perspective of risk carriers, delivery channels and regulators facilitated by:
Craig Churchill, ILO, Switzerland
 
 
Ralf Radermacher, Micro Insurance Academy, India
 
Summary Prabhakara (31 KB)

Presentation Prabhakara (142 KB)
 
Presentation Churchill (53 KB)
Presentation Radermacher (86 KB)
2
Theme 2 – Improving efficiency and enhancing benefits
Institutional Models
Richard Leftley, Opportunity International, USA
Doubell Chamberlain, Consultant to FinMark Trust, South Africa
Intermediary models in micro-insurance
Sellim Ahmed Chowdhury, ASA, Bangladesh
ASA Insurance Service 
 
 
Facilitator: Jeremy Leach, FinMark Trust, South Africa
Summary Leftley (29 KB)

 
 
Summary Chowdhury (59 KB)
Presentation Leftley (77 KB)Presentation Chamberlain (238 KB)
Presentation Chowdhury (127 KB)
3
Theme 3 – Innovative microinsurance products
Agro case studies
N.V. Ramana, Group CEO, Basix, India
Experience from India
 
Pranav Prashad, ICICI Lombard General Insurance Company Ltd., India
Role of micorinsurance in financial inclusion of the poor
Palanisamy Muthusamy, Programme Leader, Dhan Foundation
Community crop insurance
Facilitator: Jim Roth, MicroInsurance Centre, USA
 
 
 
Summary Prashad (31 KB)
 
 
Presentation Ramana (131 KB)
Presentation Prashad (204 KB) 
 
Presentation Muthusamy (150 KB)
4 Theme 3 - Innovative microinsurance products
Health
Tara Sinha, SEWA Social Security, India
Hospital tie-ups to increase access and reduce insurance costs for a community based health insurance scheme
David Dror, Micro Insurance Academy, India
Micro Health Insurance
Elizabeth Nalloor, Raigarh Ambikapur Health Association (RAHA), India
Innovations in micro health insurance schemes in tribal context
Facilitator: Valérie Schmitt-Diabate, ILO, Switzerland
Summary Sinha (27 KB)
 
 
Summary Dror (31 KB)
Presentation Sinha (522 KB)
 
 
Presentation Dror (524 KB)
 
Presentation Nalloor (349 KB)
5
 
Theme 4 – Group versus individual insurance
Experience from the field
Vijay Athreye, Tata-AIG, India
 
 
Shilpa Pandya, SEWA, India
Rob Rusconi, Actuary, South Africa
  
 
Facilitator: Denis Garand, Consultant, Canada
Summary Athreye (38 KB)

 
Summary Rusconi (32 KB)
Presentation Athreye (734 KB)
 
Presentation Rusconi (223 KB)
15.30-16.00 Tea break      
16.00-17.30 Plenary 2
Theme 2 – Improving efficiency and enhancing benefits
 
Understanding the need for efficiency and customer value
Denis Garand, Consultant, Canada
 
 
Bert Opdebeeck, Belgian Raiffeisen Foundation, Belgium
 
Facilitator: Michael McCord, MicroInsurance Centre, USA
Summary Garand/Opdebeeck(40 KB) Presentation Garand (29 KB)
 
Presentation Optebeek (745 KB)
19.30-22.00 Dinner reception      

 

Day 3
Morning
15 November 2007 Speakers Download PDF - Summaries Download PDF - Presentations
09.00-10.30 Parallel sessions      
6 Theme 1 – Regulation, supervision and policy
Regulating mutuals and cooperatives
Camilo Casals, RIMANSI, Philippines
 
Sabrina Regent, ILO/STEP, Senegal
 
Tara Sinha, SEWA Social Security, India
 
Facilitator: Sabbir Patel, ICMIF, UK
Summary Casals (43 KB)
Summary Regent (30 KB)
Presentation Casals (7.2 MB)
Presentation Regent (95 KB)
Presentation Sinha (1 MB)
7 Theme 2 – Improving efficiency and enhancing benefits
Information technology 1
Pranav Prashad, ICICI Lombard General Insurance Company Ltd., India
Francis Somerwell, Microcare, Uganda
 
 
Hugo de Grandchant, Zurich, Bolivia
 
 
Facilitator: Craig Churchill, ILO, Switzerland
 
 
Summary Somerwell (56 KB)
Presentation Prashad (3.3 MB)
Presentation Somerwell (2.4 MB)
 
Presentation de Grandchant (6.5 MB)
8 Theme 2 – Improving efficiency and enhancing benefits
Consumer education 1
Lemmy Manje, ILO, Zambia
Elizabeth McGuinness, Microfinance Opportunities, USA
Improving Access and Impact: Insurance Education and Client Satisfaction Measurement
Summary McGuinness (31 KB) Presentation McGuinness/Manje (1.1 MB)
9
 
Theme 3 – Innovative microinsurance products
Potential of microinsurance to address disaster risks
Mehul Pandya, Coordinator, Regional Risk Transfer Initiative, India
Ian O’Donnell, Senior Officer, ProVention Consortium Secretariat, Switzerland
Experience from the Afat Vimo Disaster Insurance
M. G. S. Sunil Silva, Yasiru Mutual ProVident Society, Sri Lanka
 
Facilitator: Koko Warner, UNU-EHS, Germany
Summary Pandya (39 KB)
Summary O'Donnell (31 KB)
Presentation Pandya (541 KB)
Presentation O'Donnell (840 KB)
 
 
Presentation Sunil Silva (369 KB)
10
 
Theme 4 – Group versus individual insurance
Analyzing the options
John Pott, AKDN, Switzerland
The Microeconomics of Microinsurance –
 the example of Pakistan

Catherine Tremblay, Développement International Desjardins, Canada
Collective versus individual reserving  approaches – impact on operational efficiency and accuracy
Facilitator: Ellis Wohlner, Consultant to SIDA, Sweden
Summary Pott (27 KB)

Summary Tremblay (32 KB)
Presentation Pott (734 KB)
 
Presentation Tremblay (528 KB)
10.30-11.00 Tea break      
11.00-12.30 Plenary 3
Theme 4 – Group vs. individual
Ellis Wohlner, Consultant to SIDA, Sweden
Overriding issues
Denis Garand, Consultant, Canada
Relative indicators
 

Open debate
Facilitator: John Pott, AKDN, Switzerland
Summary Wohlner (27 KB)
Summary Garand (29 KB)
Paper Wohlner (58 KB)
 
Presentation Garand (63 KB)
12.30-14.00 Lunch      

 

Day 3
Afternoon
15 November 2007 Speakers Download PDF - Summaries Download PDF - Presentations
14.00-
15.30
Parallel sessions      
11 Theme 1 – Regulation, supervision and policy
Challenges for regulators and supervisors
Arup Chatterjee, IAIS, Switzerland
Martina Wiedmaier-Pfister, GTZ, Germany
 
 
Facilitator: Brigitte Klein, GTZ, Germany
Summary Chatterjee/Wied-maier-Pfister (31 KB)
Conclusions Klein (106 KB)
 
 
 
 
Presentation Klein (498 KB)
12 Theme 2 – Improving efficiency and enhancing benefits
Information technology 2
Vishwanath Divya, SKS Microfinance, India
Process innovation to make Microinsurance more efficient and effective
Karpagam Sankaranarayanan, Gradatim, India
Technology and Microinsurance
 

Vijay Athreye, TATA AIG Life Insurance Company Ltd., India
Cash collection and receipting system
Facilitator: John Pott, AKDN, Switzerland
Summary Divya (57 KB)
 
 
 
Summary Sankarana-rayanan (31 KB)

Summary Athreye (43 KB)
Presentation Divya (1.4 MB)
 
 
 
Presentation Sankarana-rayanan (222 KB)
Presentation Athreye (619 KB)
13 Theme 2 – Improving efficiency and enhancing benefits
Consumer education 2
Ayandev Saha, National Insurance Academy SoM/ICICI Prudential Life Insurance Co, India
From research to reality on what works for urban poor
Gayathri Sakthirajan, Tata-Dhan Academy, India
Insurance Literacy
Facilitator: Lemmy Manje, ILO, Zambia
Summary Saha (31 KB) Presentation Saha (712 KB)
 
 
 
Presentation Sakthirajan (1.3 MB)
14 Theme 3 – Innovative microinsurance products
Property insurance and disaster
Andreas Moser, Munich Re, Germany
Earthquake insurance in Colombia
 
Ramesh Kumar Maturi, South Indian Federation of Fisherman, India
Equipment insurance for fisherman
Gabriele Ramm, Consultant to GTZ, Germany
Trigger based flood insurance in Indonesia
Facilitator: Dirk Reinhard, Munich Re Foundation, Germany
Summary Moser (30 KB)
 
Summary Maturi (30 KB)

Summary Ramm (31 KB)
Presentation Moser (1,2 MB)

Presentation Maturi (323 KB)
Presentation Ramm/Heydel (343 KB)
15  Theme 3 – Innovative microinsurance products
How can remittances enhance access to insurance?
Michael Anthony, Allianz, Germany
 
 
Günther Müssig, IOM, Guatemala
 
 
Hugo de Grandchant, Zurich, Bolivia
 
 
Facilitator: Arun Kashyap, UNDP, USA
Summary Müssig (31 KB) Presentation Anthony (475 KB)
Presentation Müssig (825 KB)
Presentation de Grandchant (600 KB)
15.30-16.00 Tea break      
16.00-17.30 Plenary 4
From macro to micro: Insurance solutions for small scale farming – Current practice and lessons learnt from Asia and Latin America
Jerry Skees, GlobalAgRisk, USA
Trigger based livestock insurance in Mongolia
Jim Roth, Microinsurance Centre, USA
Landscaping study on micro-agro insurance
Mark D. Wenner, Inter-American Development Bank, USA
New Developments and perspectives in Latin America and the Caribbean
 
Facilitator: Thomas Loster, Munich Re Foundation, Germany
Summary Skees (32 KB)

Summary Roth (30 KB)

Summary Wenner (32 KB)
Presentation Skees (2.3 MB)
 
Presentation Roth (237 KB)
 
Presentation Wenner (168 KB)
17.30-17.45 Closing of the conference Craig Churchill, ILO, Switzerland
Dirk Reinhard, Munich Re Foundation, Germany
C. S. Rao, IRDA, India