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GIIF October Newsletter in 2021 features team news, events, blogs, highlights, and interviews.
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ASSOCIATION OF KENYA INSURERS AND ASSOCIATION OF KENYA REINSURERS ORGANIZE THE KENYA AGRICULTURE INSURANCE TRAINING SESSIONS From May 10th to July 29th, 2021, the Association of Kenya Insurers (AKI) and the Association of Kenyan Reinsurers organized the ‘Kenya Agriculture Insurance Training’: a series of virtual training sessions focused on developing the agriculture underwriting skills of insurers, brokers, claims- and business development staff, analysts, actuaries, and students in agriculture and insurance. Webinars like this are aligned with the main sponsor (AKI)’s mission which seeks “...
On February 4, 2020, GIIF clients AXA Cameroun and ACTIVA Assurances held the first compensation ceremony for insured cotton farmers who experienced production losses during the 2019 cropping season. The event was organized together with the umbrella association of Cameroonian cotton farmers (CNPCC) and SODECOTON, the main cotton company of Cameroon. The event was sponsored by IFC, through the Global Index Insurance Facility (GIIF). The ceremony was chaired by the Governor of the Northern Region and was marked by an impressive turnout of close to a hundred participants, including staff from...
The linkage between agriculture and climate change is undeniable. Any change in the climate has significant effects on crop yields and livestock, which intensifies the agriculture sector’s vulnerability to weather and disaster risks. More frequent extreme weather events and natural disasters distress the poor and the vulnerable most heavily and, as a result, agricultural and index-based insurance products have increasingly been regarded as significant tools for smallholder farmers to protect themselves from financial losses. As we know, insurance normally provides valuable access to credit...
The linkage between agriculture and climate change is undeniable. Any change in the climate has significant effects on crop yields and livestock, which intensifies the agriculture sector’s vulnerability to weather and disaster risks. More frequent extreme weather events and natural disasters distress the poor and the vulnerable most heavily and, as a result, agricultural and index-based insurance products have increasingly been regarded as significant tools for smallholder farmers to protect themselves from financial losses. As we know, insurance normally provides valuable access to credit...
A newly designed Global Index Insurance Facility's Country Profile for Nigeria is available for digital viewing. The document contains an overview of GIIF's project in the country with Partner Africa Re.
A newly designed Global Index Insurance Facility's Country Profile for Côte d'Ivoire is available for digital viewing. The document contains an overview of GIIF's project in the country with Partners Atlantique Assurances Côte d’Ivoire (AACI) and AXA Côte d’Ivoire (AXA-CI). Also available in French .
A newly designed Global Index Insurance Facility's Country Profile for Cameroon is available for digital viewing. The document contains an overview of GIIF's project in the country with Partners ACTIVA Assurances and AXA Cameroun. Also availalbe in French .
With each passing year, the risks of unabated climate change are mounting. Climate change will not only make it more difficult to feed the projected 10 billion people by 2050, but its impact is already being felt in the form of reduced yields and more frequent extreme weather events that affect crops and livestock. Providing risk mitigation solutions such as agriculture insurance for the farming community to be able to face the impacts of natural disasters is, therefore, significant. More than 30 participants from eleven countries from across Africa, Asia and Europe gathered in Colombo, Sri...
In 2015, IFC, supported by GIIF, launched the Weather Index Insurance project with Green Delta Insurance Company (GDIC), to develop insurance products to address perils such as drought, excess rain, heat waves, and cold spells in Chitalmari in the Bogra District, Bangladesh. A case study was developed to capture the activity.
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