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Bridging the Gender Gap: The role of the Insurance Supervisor – A2ii-IAIS Consultation Call


Integrating a gender perspective in regulation and supervision is key to increasing financial inclusion. Compared to men, women form a significant part of the underinsured segment of the population especially in developing countries, lack of data, socio-cultural barriers and low levels of financial literacy are often cited as some of the main factors behind this. In addition, given the role that women play in managing household risks, it is of wider benefit to households if insurance products are designed that fit their needs. Insurance supervisors can play an important role in enhancing women’s access to inclusive insurance through incorporating gender perspectives in relevant areas of regulation and supervision. On the next A2ii-IAIS Consultation Call on Thursday, 23 May 2019, experts from the Toronto Centre and Women’s World Banking will explore key issues regarding barriers to access, mainstreaming gender and targeting women and the insurance supervisor's role in bridging the gender gap.

The call will be held again in three different languages - English, French and Spanish at the following times: 

9am (CEST) English || 11am (CEST) French || 3pm (CEST) English || 5pm (CEST) Spanish

Important note: Indicated times are Central European Summer Time, as effective in Amsterdam, Berlin, Bern, Rome, Stockholm, Vienna. Follow the links to convert the time to your local time.

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Please note that similar to the last calls, this call will be held again using the WebEx platform. When you have registered, you will receive an email with a link to the Webex call including more information on how to join the session. Please note that these calls are restricted to supervisors only. 

To help make the session more interactive we strongly encourage participants to send questions in advance and/or raise questions on the call. If you have any questions that you would like to see addressed on the call, please send them to

Thursday, 23. May 2019 9:00 AM
1 day
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Consultation Calls