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International Conference on Inclusive Insurance (ICII)

About the conference

The inclusive insurance sector has experienced persistent growth in client outreach and premium volumes over the past ten years. New technologies are boosting market coverage. Nonetheless, many people living at the bottom of the pyramid are still without cover or alternative risk management options. Climate change will make the situation worse. The G7 has therefore decided to insure 400 million people against climate risks by 2020. With the global middle class expected to grow to nearly five billion within two decades, we are looking at billions of people who are without a formal safety net from insurance and hence at risk of falling (back) into poverty.

In collaboration with Insurance Associations and other partners such as the Microinsurance Network, the Munich Re Foundation organises the International Conference on Inclusive Insurance (ICII). The conference which took place for the first time in 2005 was called the International Microinsurance Conference until 2018. At the conferences, experts from around the world representing NGOs, development-aid organisations, regulation, supervision and policy experts as well as the insurance industry meet to exchange experiences and discuss the challenges involved in extending risk management solutions based on insurance principles to low-income households and MSMEs.

The mission of the ICII is to provide a non-profit platform for all stakeholders to present and discuss issues, policies and state-of-the-art solutions for efficient, sustainable and inclusive insurance products;

  • promote the development and proliferation of good-value insurance for emerging economies;
  • raise awareness of the demand for insurance in the low-income segment and its potential;
  • provide opportunities for insurance and development experts to progressively develop shared visions and create new partnerships.

Upcoming events

International Conference on Inclusive Insurance - Digital Edition, 2 - 6 November 2020

As a replacement for the 16th ICII 2020 that was supposed to take place in Jamaica the Munich Re Foundation and the Microinsurance Network will be organising an online event.

International Conference on Inclusive Insurance - 26-29 October 2021, Kingston Jamaica

The International Conference on Inclusive Insurance (ICII) will take place in Jamaica from 26-29 Ocober 2021. Around 400 experts from 40+ countries will discuss and identify ways of accelerating growth and economic viability in inclusive insurance for emerging markets. The conference will be hosted by the Insurance Association of Jamaica in cooperation with the Munich Re Foundation supported by the Microinsurance Network.



*Covid-19 (Coronavirus) update: The timeline and date of the conference may change depending on the latest developments. 

15 March 2021: Call for proposals starts

22 May 2021: Call for proposals ends

1 August 2021: Registration opens


Read more about our previous conferences

For reports, agendas and presentations of previous conferences, please go to the archive of the ICII:
Year Name Country
2019 15th International Conference on Inclusive Insurance Bangladesh
2018 14th International Microinsurance Conference Zambia
2017 13th International Microinsurance Conference Peru
2016 12th International Microinsurance Conference Sri Lanka
2015 11th International Microinsurance Conference Morocco
2014 10th International Microinsurance Conference Mexico
2013 9th International Microinsurance Conference Indonesia
2012 8th International Microinsurance Conference Tanzania
2011 7th International Microinsurance Conference Brazil
2010 6th International Microinsurance Conference Philippines
2009 5th International Microinsurance Conference Senegal
2008 4th International Microinsurance Conference Colombia
2007 3rd International Microinsurance Conference India
2006 2nd International Microinsurance Conference South Africa
2005 1st International Microinsurance Conference Germany

General enquiries about the conference: info@munichre-foundation.org

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