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Past Events

  • 16.11.2017
    1h
    Worldwide | Consultation Calls, SMEs

    Micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) make up the vast majority of enterprises and make a significant contribution to employment and economic growth. However, especially for micro and small businesses, insurance products suited to their specific demands often do not exist. For both social and economic reasons, it is in policymakers’ and supervisors’ interest to scale up the provision of appropriate and responsible insurance products amongst MSMEs. This means that it is important to better explore these segments to find out and understand their characteristic requirements, which blend personal insurance and business insurance products. 

  • 06.11.2017
    half day
    Lima, Peru | Consultative Forum, Workshops and Seminars, Latin America, Peru, Agricultural and Disaster Risk Insurance

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    The International Association of Insurance Supervisors (IAIS), the Microinsurance Network (MIN) and the Access to Insurance Initiative (A2ii) are pleased to invite you to the 11th Consultative Forum on “Scaling up insurance as a disaster resilience strategy for smallholder farmers in Latin America”.

  • 29.09.2017
    2 days
    Sandton, Johannesburg, South Africa | Workshops and Seminars, Africa, Financial Literacy

    Financial education has been hailed as a key tool in empowering citizens and driving national development objectives. This is the underlying theme that emerged at the Seminar on Financial Education: Challenges, Trends and Measures of Success in Supporting Financial Inclusion in Sub-Saharan Africa, organised by the Access to Insurance Initiative (A2II) and the International Association of Insurance Supervisors (IAIS) in collaboration with the Financial Services Board (FSB) and FinMark Trust in Sandton, South Africa on 29-30 September 2016.

  • 21.09.2017
    1h
    Worldwide | Consultation Calls, Digital Technology

    On this call we explored emerging technologies and how they affect the market and consumers. We also took a look at some regulatory approaches which have been taken, such as setting restrictions, or facilitating some technologies. We saw what has already been done to help supervisors understand technological innovations and what the status quo is in terms of principles and guidelines for supervision. The material from this call should help regulators and supervisors to strike a balance between facilitating innovation and unlocking its potential benefits to the insurance market, increasing the inclusiveness of the insurance sector, and maintaining the conditions for a fair, safe and stable insurance sector for the benefit and protection of policyholders.

  • 04.09.2017 to 08.09.2017
    5 days
    Kunduchi Beach Hotel and Resort in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania | Inclusive Insurance Training, Africa, Inclusive Insurance Regulation

    The A2ii invites insurance supervisors to participate in the “Inclusive Insurance Training Program for Supervisors in Sub-Saharan Africa” that will take place in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania from 4 to 8 September 2017.

  • 29.08.2017 to 30.08.2017
    2 days
    Kigali, Rwanda | Partner Events

    The A2ii is supporting and co-sponsoring a multi-stakeholder Microinsurance Learning Session with the FSD Africa, Cenfri, the International Labour Organisation (ILO) and the Microinsurance Network (MIN) in Kigali, Rwanda.

  • 20.07.2017
    1h
    Worldwide | Consultation Calls, Inclusive Insurance Regulation

    On this .call we examined the practical aspects of proportional disclosure regulation, which can encourage the industry to offer inclusive insurance while ensuring consumer protection. This call also leveraged the lessons learned from the recent A2ii study, which was commissioned by the IAIS, titled “Proportionality in practice: Disclosure of information”

  • 24.05.2017 to 25.05.2017
    2 Days
    Kampala, Uganda | Consultative Forum, Workshops and Seminars, Africa, Uganda, Agricultural and Disaster Risk Insurance, Presentation

    This event gathered over 90 high-ranking representatives from the insurance industry, supervisory authorities and the public sector from 29 different countries.

  • 18.05.2017
    1h
    Worldwide | Consultation Calls, Inclusive Insurance Regulation

    There is growing awareness of the exposure of countries, private and public sector entities and individuals to potentially crushing economic loss as the result of natural disasters. There is also a recognition that the insurance sector has an important role to play in helping to assess risk, promoting loss prevention and mitigation and in risk financing for sovereigns, sub-sovereigns and others. This call explored the important role that insurance regulation plays in facilitating the deployment of insurance sector resources at the macro, meso and micro level in a given country or region to enhance resiliency to natural catastrophes. In the call we discussed the scale and nature of the exposure, specific laws and regulations that could facilitate - or impede - deployment of insurance sector resources.

  • 23.03.2017
    1h
    Worldwide | Consultation Calls, Market Development

    The insurance penetration rate is traditionally calculated based on total premiums as a percentage of Gross Domestic Product (GDP). This has served as a useful high-level measure of insurance development, while providing a good basis for international comparison. However, supervisors pursuing more specific policy goals, such as financial inclusion or client value, may find that this measure on its own does not provide enough meaningful information to guide policy strategies.

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