1st International Microinsurance Conference 2005

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Day 1 18 October 2005   Download PDF
11.00–12.30 Registration    
12.30–13.30 Lunch    
14.00–14.30 Welcome/Orientation
Thomas Loster,
Munich Re Foundation, Germany
Craig Churchill,
CGAP Working Group in Microinsurance / International Labour Organizaton (ILO), Switzerland
 
14.30–16.00 Panel 1
Understanding and responding to risk and vulnerability
Christian Lahnstein,
Munich Re, Germany
Valerie Kozel,
World Bank, USA
Monique Cohen,
Microfinance Opportunities, USA
 
Facilitator:
Ellis Wohlner,
Consultant to SIDA, Sweden
Presentation Cohen    (486 KB)
Presentation Lahnstein (319 KB)
Presentation Kozel(551 KB)
16.00–16.30 Coffee break    
16.30–18.00 Panel 2
What is microinsurance? Challenges of extending insurance to the low-income market
Craig Churchill,
ILO, Switzerland
Michael McCord,
MicroInsurance Centre, USA
Jean-Louis Bancel,
International Cooperative and Mutual Insurance Federation (ICMIF), France
 
Facilitator:
Dirk Reinhard,
Munich Re Foundation, Germany
Presentation Churchill (380 KB)  
Presentation Bancel(80 KB)
Presentation McCord  (637 KB)
19.00 Get-together – Welcome – Dinner    

 

Day 2 19 October 2005   Download PDF
09.00–09.15 Welcome address Hans-Jürgen Schinzler,
Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Munich Re, Germany
Welcome address - Schinzler (23 KB)
09.15–10.15 Parallel sessions
Case studies
   
 
Case Study 1,
CARD MBA (Philipines)

Michael McCord, 
MicroInsurance Centre, USA
Case Study Card MBA(1.2 MB) 
Presentation McCord/Alip (1.6 MB)
  Case Study 2,
ServiPeru (Peru)
Ed Potter,
The Americas Association of Cooperative/Mutual Insurance Societies (AAC/MIS), USA
Karen Schwartz,
AAC/MIS, USA
Case Study ServiPeru        (327 KB)
Presentation Potter/Schwartz        (604 KB)
  Case Study 3,
Yasiru (Sri Lanka )
Gerald Pierik,
Rabobank Foundation, Netherlands
Sven Enarsson,
Swedish Cooperative Centre (SCC), Sweden
Case Study Yasiru    Presentation Pierik      (199 KB)
Presentation Enarsson (925 KB)
  Case Study 4,
Grameen Kalyan (Bangladesh)
Denis Garand,
Consultant, Canada
Mosleh Ahmed,
Consultant, UK
Case Study Grameen Kalyan (659 KB)
Presentation Garand/Ahmed         (244 KB)
10.15–10.30 Coffee break    
10.30–12.00 Panel 3
Challenges and strategies to extend health insuranceto the poor
Mosleh Ahmed,
Consultant, UK
Ralf Radermacher,
University of Cologne, Germany
Jens Holst,
Consultant, Germany
Klaus Fischer,
Laval University, Canada
 
Facilitator:
Christian Jacquier,
ILO, Switzerland
Presentation Radermacher (115 KB) 
Presentation Ahmed    (47 KB) 
Presentation Holst      (230 KB)
12.00–13.00 Parallel sessions
Case studies
   
  Case Study 5
La Equidad (Colombia)
Gloria Almeyda,
Consultant, USA
Ed Potter,
AAC/MIS, USA
Karen Schwartz,
AAC/MIS, USA
Case Study La Equidad   (664 KB)
Presentation Almeyda/Potter/ Schwartz (868 KB)
  Case Study 6
TATA-AIG (India)
Jim Roth,
MicroInsurance Centre, UK
Vijay Athreye,
TATA-AIG, India
Case Study TATA-AIG  (665 KB) 
Presentation Athreye/Roth            (356 KB)
  Case Study 7,
Delta Life (Bangladesh)
Craig Churchill,
ILO, Switzerland
Case Study Delta Life(604 KB)   Presentation Churchill (36 KB)
  Case Study 8
ASSEF (Benin)
Christine Bockstal,
ILO, Senegal
Janine Agnikpe,
AssEF, Benin
Case Study ASSEF  (381 KB) 
Presentation Bockstal/Agnikpe (190 KB)
13.00–14.00 Lunch break    
14.00–16.00 Parallel sessions
Operations working groups
   
  WG 1
Marketing, distribution channels and organisational development
Craig Churchill,
ILO, Switzerland
Monique Cohen,
Microfinance Opportunities, USA
Presentation Churchill/Cohen          (25 KB)
  WG 2
Premium collection and claims payment: minimising transaction costs and maximising customer service
Richard Leftley,
Opportunity International, UK 
Ralf Radermacher,
University of Cologne, Germany
Presentation Leftley/Radermacher   (59 KB)
  WG 3
Appropriate product design for the poorest households
Dominic Liber,
Quindiem, South Africa
Jim Roth,
MicroInsurance Centre, UK
Presentation Liber/Roth (114 KB)
  WG 4
Underwriting and claims
Michael McCord,
MicroInsurance Centre, USA
Dipankar Mahalanobis,
Microcare, Uganda
Presentation Mahalanobis (1 MB) 
Presentation McCord   (95 KB)
  WG 5
Strategies for Sustainability
Denis Garand,
Consultant, Canada
Zahid Qureshi
(ICMIF), UK
Presentation Garand  (142 KB) 
Presentation Qureshi   (87 KB)
16.00–16.30 Coffee break    
16.30–18.00 Panel 4
Role of insurers, reinsurers and technical assistance providers
Annette Houtekamer,
Interpolis, Netherlands
August Pröbstl,
Munich Re, Germany
Richard Leftley,
Opportunity International, UK
Jean-Bernard Fournier, Développement international Desjardins (DID), Canada
 
Facilitator:
David Dror,
Erasmus University Rotterdam, Netherlands
Presentation Dror  (285 KB)
Presentation Pröbstl    (111 KB) 
Presentation Fournier (74 KB) 
Presentation Houtekamer (117 KB)
20.00 Dinner    

 

Day 3 20 October 2005   Download PDF
08.30–09.15 Panel 5
Roundtable on institutional options
Michael McCord,
MicroInsurance Centre, USA
Richard Leftley,
Opportunity International, UK
Bénédicte Fonteneau,
University Leuven, Belgium
Zahid Qureshi, ICMIF, UK
 
Facilitator:
Craig Churchill,
ILO, Switzerland
Presentation Churchill (36 KB) 
09.15–10.45 Parallel sessions
Institutional options working groups
   
  WG 6
The mutual advantage: Credit unions, cooperatives and insurance
Zahid Qureshi,
ICMIF, UK
Klaus Fischer,
Laval University, Canada
Jean-Bernard Fournier,
DID, Canada
Presentation Fischer    (948 KB)
Presentation Qureshi   (48 KB) 
  WG 7
Partner-agent
Michael McCord,
MicroInsurance Centre, USA
Agnes Chakonta, Madison Insurance, Zambia
Presentation Chakonta(77 KB)
  WG 8
Community-based
Bruno Galland,
CIDR, France
Bénédicte Fonteneau,
University Leuven, Belgium
Presentation Galland   (84 KB)
Presentation Fonteneau (59 KB)
  WG 9
Alternative approaches
Richard Leftley,
Opportunity International, UK
Jim Roth,
MicroInsurance Centre, UK
Presentation Roth/Leftley (198 KB)
  WG 10
Performance benchmarking
Denis Garand,
Consultant, Canada
Ellis Wohlner,
Consultant to SIDA, Sweden
Presentation Garand (188 KB) 
Presentation Wohlner (92 KB)   
10.45–11.15 Coffee break    
11.15–12.45 Panel 6
Role of regulators, governments and donors
Jeremy Leach,
Finmark Trust, South Africa
Rudiger Krech,
GTZ, Germany
Alexia Latortue,
CGAP, France
 
Facilitator.
Gabriele Ramm,
Advisor to GTZ, Germany
Presentation Leach    (264 KB) 
Presentation Krech     (227 KB) 
Presentation Latortue (458 KB)
12.45–13.00 Wrap-up and closing remarks Craig Churchill,
ILO, Switzerland
Dirk Reinhard,
Munich Re Foundation, Germany
 
  End of conference    
13.00–14.00 Lunch    
14.00–17.30 Meeting of the CGAP Working Group on Microinsurance   Subgroup on Regulation (184 KB)
Dissemination Subgroup (33 KB)

 

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