6th International Microinsurance Conference 2010

Agenda - 9–11 November 2010 - Hotel Intercontinental, Manila, Philippines

Pre-conference
Field trip
8 November 2010
Group 1
Host organisation: CARD MBA, Laguna, Philippines
  
Group 2

Host organisation: KASAGANA-KA MBA, Quezon City, Philippines
  
To participate in the field trip, kindly register with the host organisation of the trip. Participation is not included in the conference registration.
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Day 1
9 November 2010
 
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08.00 - 18.00
Registration
The registration desk is open during the entire conference            
  
  
08.30
Pre-conference seminars
 
  
  
 
Seminar 1
Access to insurance - Policy seminar for regulators and supervisors

Hosted by IAIS, MiN, Access to Insurance Initiative
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By invitation only

Contact: info@access-to-insurance.org  
   
Please note: Participants of the pre-conference seminar must be registered for the conference                 
  
Summary Seminar 1  
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Seminar 2
Performance indicators
Hosted by MiN-Performance Indicators Working Group
Facilitators
Bert Opdebeeck
Microinsurance programme co-ordinator, Belgian Raiffeisen Foundation, Belgium
Denis Garand
President, Denis Garand and Assoc., Canada
  
By invitation only

Please note: Participants of the pre-conference seminar must be registered for the conference
 
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
Performance Indicators Handbook
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12.30
Lunch break
         
  
  
14.00
Opening of the conference
Welcome address
Craig Churchill
Chairman of the Microinsurance Network, ILO/Microinsurance Innovation Facility, Switzerland
Thomas Loster
Chairman, Munich Re Foundation, Germany
  
Keynote speech
Cesar V. Purisima
Secretary of Finance, Philippines
  
 
15.30
Coffee break
                 
  
  
16.00
Plenary 1
Institutional options for achieving scale and profitability –Lessons from the Philippines
Jamie Aristotle Alip
Chairman Emeritus, Rimansi, Philippines
Cooperative model
Richard Leftley
President and CEO, MicroEnsure, UK
Broker-model
Geraldine Desiderio-Garcia
Senior Vice President and General Manager, Country Bankers Insurance Corporation, Philippines
Partner-agent model
Lourdes Irene Minoza
PhilHealth, Philippines
Extending public insurance schemes to the low income sector
Facilitator
Doubell Chamberlain
Managing Director, Cenfri, South Africa
Presentation Alip
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Presentation Leftley
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Presentation Desiderio-Garcia
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Presentation Minoza
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Presentation Chamberlain
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18.30
Meet and greet reception
              
  
 
 
Day 2
10 November 2010
Speakers
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08.30
Parallel sessions
 
 
  
Session 1
Developing national microinsurance strategies – The example of the Philippines
Gil S. Beltran
Under-Secretary, Department of Finance, Philippines
Public-private-partnerships – The
process of the formulation of strategies

Vida Chiong

Deputy Commissioner, Insurance Commission, Philippines
Overview of the microinsurance policy and regulatory regime
Eiichi Sasaki

Senior Financial Sector Specialist, ADB, Philippines
Role of the ADB in the development process of the
national microinsurance strategy
Antonis Malagardis
Project Manager, GTZ-MIPSS, Philippines
Role of the GTZ in the development process of
the national microinsurance strategy
Facilitator
Piedad S. Geron
Consultant, Philippines
Presentation Beltran
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Presentation Chiong
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Presentation Sasaki
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Presentation Maladgardis  
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Session 2
Academic track – Demand issues
Jing Cai
UC Berkeley, USA
Determinants of micro-insurance
adoption – Evidence
from a field experiment in rural China
Andrew Zeitlin
University of Oxford
Education, prices and peers in the promotion of
composite microinsurance – Evidence from a
randomized controlled
trial in Kenya
    
Facilitator
Richard Phillips
Chair of the risk management and insurance department, Georgia State University, USA              
Presentation Cai
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Presentation Zeitlin
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Session 3
Case studies – Agriculture
Francesco Rispoli
Technical Adviser, IFAD, Italy
Niels Balzer
Policy Officer, UN World Food Programme, Italy
The potential for scale and sustainability in weather
index insurance
Ashutosh Shekhar 
Agricultural Analyst, CIRM/IFRM, India
90,000 livestock in Vizianagaram – A case study on addressing moral hazard and transaction costs through
a community based livestock insurance scheme. 

     
Facilitator  
Gabriele Ramm
Consultant to GTZ, Germany
Presentation Rispoli/
Balzer
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Presentation Shekhar
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Weather index study - IFAD, 2010
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Paper Shekhar
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Session 4
Workshop – Introduction to good practice in microinsurance
Denis Garand
President, Denis Garand and Assoc., Canada
John Wipf
Microinsurance Consultant, Denis Garand and Assoc., Philippines
(This session is intended for people new to the topic of microinsurance)
    
   
   
Presentation Wipf
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10.30
Coffee break
 
 
 
11.00
Plenary 2
Roundtable – Responses from the private sector in the Philippines
Geraldine Desiderio-Garcia
Chair, Microinsurance Committee - PLIA, Philippines
Michael Rellosa
President, PIRA,  Philippines
Fermin Gonzales
President, CLIMBS, Philippines
Rolando Victoria
Executive Director, ASKI, Philippines
Lalaine Joyas
Executive Director, MCPI, Philippines
     
Facilitator
Danilo Songco
Executive Director, PinoyMe Foundation, Philippines
Presentation Desiderio-Garcia
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Presentation Rellosa
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Presentation Gonzales
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12.30-13:45
Lunch break
 
    
  
 
Day 2
10 November 2010
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14.30
Parallel sessions
 
  
  
Session 5
New distribution channels
Anja Smith
Director, Cenfri, South Africa
Introduction to new distribution channels
Barbara Magnoni
President, EA Consultants, USA
Understanding global migration and remittances
Huijing Yang
Division Manager, PICC, China
Case study on channel establishment
of microinsurance project in PICC 

Mariana Torres de Urquidi
Head of Microinsurance Business, Banco Compartamos, Mexico
To every challenge there is an
innovative solution for sustainable microinsurance products 
          
Facilitator
Michael McCord
President, Microinsurance Centre, USA
Presentation Smith
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Presentation Magnoni
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Presentation Yang
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Presentation Torres de Urquidi
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Paper
Torres de Urquidi
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Session 6
Protecting the
poor against
natural disasters
Part 1: Case studies
Ramakrishnan Devaprakash
Project Director, CARE, India
Property insurance for protecting poor against natural disaster
Isabelle Delpeche
Department Manager, AIC, Haiti
Lessons learnt from the 2010
earthquake

Su Buda
Associate Professor, National Climate Center, China
Weather index-based insurance in
China – The challenges of dealing with data
    
Part 2: Challenges and solutions for
index-insurance
    
Thomas Mahl
Innovative Solutions Manager, Munich Re of Singapore, Singapore
Developing meso-scale solutions to protect the poor –
A reinsurer's perspective

Richard Leftley
President and CEO, MicroEnsure, UK
Pitfalls of index-insurance
     
Facilitator
Thomas Loster
Chairman, Munich Re Foundation, Germany
    
Presentation Devaprakash
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Presentation Delpeche
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Presentation Buda
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Presentation Mahl
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Presentation Loster
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Paper
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Session 7
Client education – Insurance literacy
Hosted by the MiN-Insurance Education Working Gfroup
Part 1: Case studies
Aurore Lambert
Project Manager, GRET, Cambodia
Insurance literacy for factory workers
Viviene Pearson
Manager, Image & reputation, SAIA, South Africa
What works and what does not – Practical experience from the South African Insurance Association
   
Part 2: Workshop
Michal Matul
Research Officer, ILO/Microinsurance Innovation Facility, Switzerland
Aparna Dalal
Independent Researcher, USA
    
Facilitator
Ralf Radermacher
Director of Research & Training, Microinsurance Academy, India
    
Presentation Lambert  
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Presentation Pearson
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Presentation Dalal
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Presentation Radermacher
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Session 8
Life insurance
Part 1: Case studies
Rob Rusconi
Researcher, Tres Consulting, South Africa
Savings and insurance – Lessons from the leaders
Martin Hintz
Consultant, Allianz Life, Indonesia
The 65 million dollar baby –A micro-endowment success story
Hengxuan Su
Vice President, China Life, China
Experience from implementing microinsurance in China
   
           
Part 2: Workshop on Max Vijay case (India)
           
Facilitator
Craig Churchill
Chairman of the Microinsurance Network, ILO/Microinsurance Innovation Facility, Switzerland
   
Presentation
Rusconi
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Presentation Hintz
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Paper Rusconi
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Paper Su
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Chinese
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Max Vijay Study
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19.00
Dinner reception
 
  
  
 
Day 3
11 November  2010
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08.30
Parallel sessions
 
 
 
Session 9
Driving down cost – Process mapping for increasing efficiency in microinsurance business processes
Roland Steinmann 
Consultant, Microinsurance Centre, USA
Introduction to process mapping
Hanna Schommer
Financial Systems Development Advisor, GTZ, Ghana
Lessons learnt from providing technical assistance on process optimisation
Edmund Diamond Addo
Head of Operations, Donewell Life, Ghana
Experience from the application of the mapping toolkit
     
Facilitator
Michael McCord
President, Microinsurance Centre, USA
Presentation Steinmann
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Presentation Schommer
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Presentation Addo
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Session 10
Developing  national microinsurance strategies
Martina Wiedmaier-Pfister
Consultant, GTZ, Germany
Access to insurance initiative – Creating an enabling environment for microinsurance
Lemmy Manje
Project Coordinator, ILO/Finmark Trust, Zambia
Multi-sector stakeholder engagement
and local ownership – Microinsurance development
strategy and process in Zambia

Christine Hougaard
Consultant, Cenfri, South Africa
A winning strategy? Notes on the
country experience so
far in developing microinsurance
    
Facilitator
Doubell Chamberlain
Managing Director, Cenfri, South Africa
    
Presentation Wiedmaier-Pfister
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Presentation Manje
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Presentation Hougaard
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Session 11
Academic track – Impact of microinsurance
Seyed Hamid
Assistant Professor, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh
Evaluating the health effects of micro health insurance placement – Evidence from Bangladesh
Daniel Stein
London School of Economics, UK
Paying premiums with the insurer's
money – Insurance decisions in a repeated interaction
Akhil Behl 
Analyst, CIRM/IFMR, India
Impact evaluation of health microinsurance through RCT –Two interventions targeting better renewal rates and
health outcomes
     
    
Facilitator
Dean Karlan
Professor of Economics, Yale University, USA
Presentation Hamid
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Presentation Stein
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Presentation Behl
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Paper
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Paper
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Paper
Behl
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Session 12
Social performance indicators for microinsurance
Hosted by MiN-Performance Indicators Working Group
Discussants
Shailabh Kumar
General Manager, Uplift India Assoc., India
Brandon Mathews
Head of Microinsurance, Zurich Financial Services, Switzerland
Matthew Genazzini 
Programme Assistant, ADA, Luxembourg
     
Facilitator
Bert Opdebeeck
Microinsurance programme co-ordinator, Belgian Raiffeisen Foundation, Belgium
   
  
    
   
   
   
   
Presentation
Genazzini
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Presentation Opdebeeck
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10.30 
Coffee break
 
 
 
11.00
Plenary 3
Academic track – Do the poor benefit from insurance?
Introduction
Dean Karlan
Professor of Economics, Yale University, USA
Impact of microinsurance   
         
Discussants
Glenn Harrison
Director, CEAR/Georgia State University, USA
What is the research agenda needed to answer the question?
Martin Hintz
Consultant, Allianz Life, Indonesia
What does the insurance industry need from the academics? 
          
Facilitator
Richard Phillips
Chair of the Risk Management and Insurance Department, Georgia State University, USA

Presentation Karlan
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Presentation Harrison
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12.30-13:45
Lunch break
 
  
  
 
Day 3
11 November 2010
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14.30
Parallel sessions
 
  
  
Session 13
Case studies – Health
Shailabh Kumar
General Manager, Uplift India Assoc., India
Why community based health micro insurance makes
better sense – Uplift's mutual model

Jennifer Hennig
Planning Officer, GTZ, Germany
Private companies as distribution channels to
strengthen micro health insurance schemes?
Akhil Behl
Analyst, CIRM/IFMR, India
Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana, The Public Private Partnership Model
   
Facilitator
Jeanna Holtz
Senior Grant Officer, ILO/Microinsurance Innovation Facility, Switzerland
Presentation
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Presentation Hennig
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Presentation Behl
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Session 14
Claims handling
Tara Sinha
Coordinator for Knowledge Management, SEWA Social Security, India
VimoSEWA's cashless hospitalization claim settlement system
Utpal Ray
Chairman, Track 4 infotec, India
Use of technology in claims  processing
Dubby Mahalanobis
Chief Product Officer, MicroEnsure, Uganda
Providing service to the poor – How to meet needs and expectations through claims servicing
    
Facilitator
Dirk Reinhard
Vice Chairman, Munich Re Foundation, Germany
Presentation Sinha
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Presentation Ray
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Session 15
Academic track – Contract design issues
Ruth Hill
Research Fellow, IFPRI, USA
Flexible insurance for heterogeneous farmers –
Results from a small scale pilot in Ethiopia

Ingo Outes-Leon (Presentation held by Ruth Hill)
Oxford University, UK
Insurance training and demand for group index-based insurance in rural Ethiopia
  

Discussant
Richard Phillips
Chair of the risk management and insurance department, Georgia State University, USA
  
Facilitator
Richard Leftley
President and CEO, MicroEnsure, UK
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Presentation Outes-Leon
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Paper Hill
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Session 16
Monitoring microinsurance trends globally
Rupalee Ruchismita
Executive Director, CIRM, India
Creating a national databank of rural and micro
insurance products as an online map

Vijaysekar Kalavakonda
Senior Insurance Specialist, World Bank, USA
Global microinsurance benchmark database
   
Facilitator
Véronique Faber
Secretariat Coordinator Microinsurance Network, Luxemburg
Presentation Ruchismita
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Presentation Kalavakonda
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16.30
Plenary 4
Round table – Is there profit serving the underserved?
Introduction
Doug Lacey
Principal Consultant, Quindiem Consulting, South Africa
A business case for microinsurance –  Findings from a
study on company experience

   
Discussants
Brandon Mathews
Head of Microinsurance, Zurich Financial Services, Switzerland
Rakesh Jain
CFO, ICICI Lombard General Insurance, India
Helen Dee
Chairwoman, Malayan Insurance, Philippines
David Ronoh
General Manager - Life, CIC, Kenya
  
Facilitator
Craig Churchill
Chairman of the Microinsurance Network, ILO/Microinsurance Innovation Facility, Switzerland
   
Presentation Lacey
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18.30
Closing remarks
Véronique Faber
Secretariat coordinator, Microinsurance Network, Luxemburg
Maria Elena Bidino
CnSeg, Brazil
Dirk Reinhard
Chairman of the Conference Steering Committee, Vice chairman, Munich Re Foundation, Germany
   
    
   
Presentation Bidino
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19.00
End
 
 
 
  
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12 November 2010
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