A2ii-Toronto Centre-CIMA Microinsurance Training Program for Insurance Supervisors in Africa

The International Association of Insurance Supervisors (IAIS) has been promoting the alignment of Insurance Core Principles (ICPs) with efforts to promote inclusiveness of insurance markets. The need for proportionality in regulation processes, improved access to insurance services, and consumer protection is pressing upon insurance regulators and supervisors. These challenges are addressed by the Application Paper on Regulation and Supervision Supporting Inclusive Insurance Markets. The IAIS has been working on its "access agenda" through the IAIS - Microinsurance Network Joint Working Group and the Access to Insurance Initiative (A2ii).
The insurance supervisor plays a pivotal role in this "access agenda" as they possess the skills and expertise to lead initiatives and foster multi-sectoral cooperation. To contribute to the achievement of this agenda, the A2ii, the Toronto Centre, and Conférence Interafricaine des Marchés d'Assurances (CIMA) are pleased to announce a Microinsurance Training Program for Insurance Supervisors in Sub-Sahara Africa.
Learning objectives
Participants will better understand:
  • The importance of promoting financial inclusion in their home jurisdictions
  • How sound supervisory principles (IAIS) can be applied in a manner that encourages inclusiveness in financial markets
  • The importance of innovation for inclusive financial markets
  • Differences between regular insurance and microinsurance
  • The need for supervisors to be adaptable in their licensing and supervisory roles to properly respond to innovative solutions
  • How to promote financial inclusion by encouraging supervisors to be adaptable in their licensing and supervisory roles to properly respond to innovative solution
Training Approaches
This training will draw from the Application Paper and shall employ interactive tools and methodologies to build the capacities of insurance supervisors on such themes as financial inclusion, innovations in products and distribution, and the challenges that beset the expansion of access to inclusive insurance.
Supervisors shall also benefit from the case studies to be presented and from the planning exercises.
Target Audience
Insurance supervisors from CIMA member countries in a senior position with levels of authority and policy¬ influencing.
Course level
Intermediate. Please identify the right participants for this course. Active participation is required.
Language of instruction
This course will be held in both French and English with simultaneous translation
Monday, 24. November 2014 - 8:30 to Saturday, 29. November 2014 - 12:30
6 days
Libreville, Gabon
Related Documents: 
File nov_24_-_28_draft_agenda_fr_rev.docx1.82 MB
Knowledge category: 
Inclusive Insurance Training