Past event

Research Event

Advancing Inclusive Insurance in Africa: Innovation in Industry, Policy and Development

Fairview Hotel, Nairobi, Kenya

Africa Programme, Economic Growth and Investment

Event documents

Agenda
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Participants

Speakers:

David Ashiagbor, Financial Sector Adviser, Making Finance Work for Africa, African Development Bank
Professor Badr El Din A Ibrahim, President, Microfinance Unit, Central Bank of Sudan
Jeremy Leach, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Inclusivity Solutions, South Africa
Michal Matul, Chief Project Manager, Impact Insurance Facility, International Labour Organization
Daniel Negassa, Head, Microinsurance, Oromia Insurance Company
Zack Oloo, CEO, Changamka Microinsurance Ltd; Co-founder Changamka Group, Kenya
Simon Senyonga, Projects and Product Development Manager, Opportunity Bank, Uganda
Mathilda Strom, Deputy CEO, BIMA
Janice Angove, Lecturer, Wits University, South Africa
Anne Kamau, Lead Consultant, AB Consultants, Kenya
Gerald Rasugu, Market Engagement Director for Africa, GSMA
 

Chairs:

Japh Olende, Head - East Africa, AIG
Elizabeth Donnelly, Assistant Head and Research Fellow, Africa Programme, Chatham House
Apurva Sanghi, Lead Economist and Program Leader for Kenya, Rwanda, Eritrea and Uganda,  World Bank
Nanjira Sambuli, Research Manager – Governance and Technology, iHub Nairobi

Overview

The expanding microinsurance market in Africa, and integration of micro products into existing insurance strategies, is both a commercial and developmental opportunity. Technological innovations and new products and distribution channels are helping to overcome barriers of low profit margins, low levels of consumer knowledge and uncertainty surrounding regulation. Access to microinsurance gives households and small businesses peace of mind to invest for the future, and lessens the impacts of losses on the most vulnerable.

This conference will evaluate innovation and progress in microinsurance initiatives across Africa, and discuss barriers to inclusion and challenges to further developments. The event will have a pan-African focus, comparing and assessing efforts to support the uninsured in countries across sub-Saharan Africa. The panels will feature expert speakers who play key roles in policy-making, business decision-making and technological development relating to microinsurance and wider aspects of financial inclusion in Africa.

The event is supported by AIG.

Please note this event is being held in Nairobi, Kenya. All times are local.