Felipe Botero of the MicroInsurance Centre presented at The Fifth Annual Conference: Financial Ombudsman Institute - Increasing public confidence and enhancing financial inclusion. 3-5 September 2014: Tsakhkadzor, Armenia. Click here to download the agenda and details for the conference
Katie Biese of the MicroInsurane Centre presented at The 17th Microcredit Summit: The 17th Microcredit Summit will be held September 3-5, 2014 at the Centro de Convenciones y Exposiciones Yucatan Siglo XXI in Merida, Mexico. Click here for details.
The Boulder Institute of Microfinance - 20th Anniversary Boulder MFT in English and French
7-25 July 2014: Turin, Italy - click here for details
Pictured above, photos from The Boulder Institute of Microfinance - 20th Anniversary Boulder MFT in English and French
The Mastercard Foundation Symposium on Financial Inclusion 2014 (with Boulder Institute of Microfinance): Clients at the Center
16-18 July 2014: Turin, Italy - click here for details
June 2014 - Nigeria
Drawing fantastic feedback already!! See below for a few class comments thus far....pictures straight from Nigeria!
MicroInsurance Training - NIA & The MicroInsurance Centre
11-13 June 2014 - Insurers that have a serious interest in expanding their offerings to include microinsurance
"Wonderful first day session today. I am really excited with your presentation depth and style. Your immense experience and practical application of core Microinsurance principles and practice is remarkable." -Nelson Akerele, Director, Retail Channels, Royal Exchange Plc
"I'm really enjoying the class and Michael's mission is pretty inspiring." -Joke Adenuga, Learning & Development, Human Resources, WAPIC Insurance Plc
April 2014 - Thailand
Over the past two years, the MicroInsurance Centre has been working with the ADB to assist regulators, insurers, distribution channels and others in microinsurance to better understand the microinsurance market in Thailand. The MIC team’s research and analysis report from this project, Towards Inclusive Insurance in Thailand: An Analysis of the Market and Regulations, is now available. With this new knowledge and understanding of what is needed to enhance the microinsurance market, the MIC is currently finishing it’s involvement in the project with a series of events in Thailand, including a training of trainers, a training of key stakeholders (insurers, distributors, policymakers), and a strategy workshop for regulators, supervisors, and policymakers. These sessions combined will help to improve the environment for microinsurance in Thailand that will lead to improved profitability for insurers and distributors and better value for low income policyholders.
Pictured below is Michael J. McCord at some of the above mentioned events taking place in Thailand at the end of April.
March 2014 - Peru
Michael J. McCord is proud to have been a part of the faculty at this year's Boulder MFI courses in Arequipa, Peru!
Microinsurance: What Every MFI Manager Must Know: This course is offered in English and simultaneously translated in French in the Turin Session. Participants attending this course will leave with an understanding of the key issues in microinsurance. They will be able to think through the planning of a microinsurance product including how to determine what to offer, how it should be offered, and what resources and relationships will be required. All of the discussions will include examples from successful and not so successful microinsurance programs. This course is intended to provide the key information that a manager would need to plan the process of developing a microinsurance product, or improving one that is already being offered. A bias will be towards a partnership model. Those participating will be much better prepared to negotiate with insurers to make sure they are both getting a good deal for themselves and their clients, as well as providing the services that will make microinsurance successful.