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Microinsurance Learning Sessions in Egypt - Paving the way for Financial Inclusion

30.05.2016  Day 1
 08:30

Introductory session

Welcome remarks
Hayder Al-Bagdadi, Head of Programs “Promotion of the Microfinance Sector in the MENA Region (MFMR)” and the “Promotion of Access to Finance for SMEs in Egypt (PAFSME)”, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

Introduction to the learning sessions
Dirk Reinhard, Vice Chairman, Munich Re Foundation

The Role of development partners in microinsurance market development
Thomas Wiechers, Advisor (Insurance Markets), Programme to Support the Partnership “Making Finance Work for Africa (MFW4A)”, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

The Egyptian Microinsurance Platform and its role in market development
Abd El Raouf Kotb, Chairman, Insurance Federation of Egypt


Keynote address
Sherif Samy, Chairman of the Egyptian Financial Supervisory Authority (EFSA)

 11:00
Coffee break 
 11:30 Session I - Setting the stage for microinsurance
This session introduced the concept of microinsurance and presented the findings of the Microinsurance landscape study in Africa with a focus on the state of Microinsurance in Egypt.

Michael J. McCord, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Microinsurance Network; President, MicroInsurance Centre
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 12:30
Session II  - The role of regulation in supporting microinsurance market development
The session discussed the role of regulation in Microinsurance market development

Moderator:
Anke Green, Advisor, Secretariat of the Access to Insurance Initiative (A2II)

Speakers:
Antonis Malagardis, Program Director, Regulatory Framework Promotion of Pro-poor Insurance Markets in Asia (RFPI Asia), Deutsche Gesellschaft für Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, Philippines
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Michael Kofi Andoh, Head of the Supervision Department, National Insurance Commission of Ghana
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Osama Fathy, Advisor, Egyptian Financial Supervisory Authority (EFSA)
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 14:00  Lunch break
 15:30
Session III - making a business case for microinsurance
This panel discussed some of the success factors and challenges for Microinsurance

Moderator:
Dirk Reinhard, Vice Chairman, Munich Re Foundation
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Speakers:
Gilles Renouil, Director, Microinsurance, Women's World Banking
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Hadil Abdelkader, MicroInsurance and Public Affairs Manager, AXA Egypt
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Miguel Solana,  Technical Officer,  Impact  Insurance  Facility, International  Labour Organization (ILO)
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Solveig   Wanczeck,   Advisor,   Sector   Project   Financial 
Systems   Approaches   to Insurance, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
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Questions & answers
17:00 Meet & greet reception
 
 

 

31.5.2016  Day 2
 9:00
Registration and coffee
 10:00

Session IV - Innovative ways of microinsurance distribution
The panel discussed innovative methods and means for distribution of microinsurance products, including but not limited to mobile microinsurance.

Moderator:
Motaz El Tabaa, Executive Director, Alexandria Business Association- SME Project

Speakers:
Ahmed Said, Director of Economic Affairs, The National Telecommunications Regulatory Authority
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Amr Abou-Elazm, Vice Chairman & CEO, TANMEYAH Micro Enterprise Services
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Rehan Butt, Country Manager – Pakistan & Head of Business Development - Asia, MicroEnsure
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Questions & answers

 11:30
Coffee break              
 12:00

Session V - Agriculture insurance

Presentations by:

Gehane El Sokkary, Principal Socio-Economist, African Development Bank - Egypt Field Office
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Ibrahim Siddik, Professor of Agricultural Economics, Faculty of Agriculture, Menoufia University
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Hatim  Kamal,  Agro-SMEs  Development  Department  Manager,  Social  Fund  for Development
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Sandra Schuster, Advisor, Integrated Climate Risk Management (ICRM), Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
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Questions & answers

 13:30  Lunch break
 15:00

Session VI - The need for multi stakeholder approach to support microinsurance market development
The session focused on the role of the different stakeholders in microinsurance market development.

Moderator:
Thomas Wiechers, Advisor (Insurance Markets), Programme to Support the Partnership “Making Finance Work for Africa (MFW4A)”, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

Speakers:
Abdel Raouf Kotb, Chairman of the Insurance Federation of Egypt

Anke Green, Advisor, Secretariat of the Access to Insurance Initiative (A2II)

Arnaud Floris
, Senior Consultant, African Development Bank (AfDB), Making Finance Work for Africa (MFW4A)

Henk van Oosterhout
, Executive Director, Microinsurance Network

Magdy Moussa
, Deputy Executive Director, Alexandria Business Association

Questions & answers 

 16:30
Session VII - The way going forward
The panel explored the key lessons and related actions from the prior six sessions to help the most important actions rise to the top and be considered by the main stakeholders


Moderators:

Michael J. McCord and Thomas Wiechers

Speakers:
Abdel Raouf Kotb
, Chairman of the Insurance Federation of Egypt

Hamed Mabrouk, Managing Director, Gras Savoye Egypte

Hayder Al-Bagdadi, Programme Coordinator, “Promotion of the Microfinance Sector in the MENA Region (MFMR)” and the “Promotion of Access to Finance for SMEs in Egypt (PAFSME)”, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH 

Mona Zulficar
, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Microfinance Federation

Closing remarks
 
 18:00 End of day 2

 

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