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Africa AgTech & Inclusive Insurance Challenge - Nairobi 2022 (Extended)

The Global Index Insurance Facility picked up valuable moments and testimonials from donors, guest speakers, and participants at the Africa AgTech & Inclusive Insurance Challenge hosted at Sankalp 2022 , which took place last month in Kenya, Nairobi. “This was a great opportunity for start-ups in this space to collaborate with IFC and its partners and bring to the fore game-changing ideas that will contribute to the transformation of Africa’s agricultural sector” , said Fatou Assah, GIIF Program Manager. Click here to watch the extended version of the wrap-up video.
Agrotech+ from Kenya scoops third place in the AgTech and Inclusive Insurance challenge 2022
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Nairobi, Kenya, March 8, 2022 – The Global Index Insurance Facility (GIIF), launched a competition for technology-led enterprises in Africa to offer innovative solutions for agriculture and inclusive insurance and announced 3 top winners: Omishtu-Joy (Ethiopia), Rural Farmers Hub (Nigeria), and AgroTech+ (Kenya). Powered by Sankalp Forum , the Africa AgTech & Inclusive Insurance Challenge aimed to celebrate and support young entrepreneurs who are working at the intersection of agriculture, insurance, climate, and gender to build resilience for rural populations. The Challenge offered an...
Insurance literacy and general awareness on insurance is very low amongst the majority of small scale farmers as well as potential intermediaries in Kenya. This hampers the development of a private-sector driven insurance market. Spreading awareness of insurance and interventions in order to improve insurance literacy among clients have been left so far to the insurance companies and their sales structures. The Insurance Regulatory Authority (IRA) is only sporadically involved. This has obvious cost implications for the private sector. As a consequence, information has mainly been provided to...
There is a range of reasons for establishing agricultural and climate risk insurance, including adaptation to climate change, food security, disaster risk management or social protection. Regardless of the motives, however, creating an effective insurance system inevitably cuts across various political spheres. Hence, the first key element is to create a broad consensus amongst policy makers and their commitment to creating an enabling policy environment that fosters the necessary infrastructure. This includes the integration of agricultural and climate insurance into respective national...
The core objective is to enable farmers, cooperatives and other value chain actors to adapt to climate change.

What is Weather Index Insurance? By Mayfair Insurance

Mayfair Insurance, a GIIF Partner, has produced a video for awareness raising on index insurance during last season (2018).
The core objective of the project is to protect households from the economic shocks of livestock mortality due to drought.
(C) Katharina Nett / GIZ
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Jun
From April 17 to 20, the Strategic Alliance on Climate Risk Transfer Solutions facilitated two high-level executive training on index-based livestock insurance in Mombasa, Kenya. The goal was to reflect on the Kenya Livestock Insurance Program (KLIP) – a flagship program in agricultural insurance – and define next steps for further improvement and implementation on national and county level. The World Bank and the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) are also involved in the Program and the gained knowledge is openly shared for other programs and countries to use. The...
ACRE Africa participated in 2018 Understanding Risk Forum in Mexico City in May 2018. Organized by the World Bank’s Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR) and partners every two years, the event provides organizations and individuals with the opportunity to exchange knowledge, highlight new activities and initiatives, establish new partnerships, and foster innovation in the field. As part of this year’s program, the Disaster Risk Financing and Insurance Program (DRFIP) and the Global Index Insurance Facility (GIIF) – both in the WBG’s Finance, Competitiveness &...
Poor rainfall in parts of Africa has triggered the largest insurance payout to date for smallholder farmers under the R4 Rural Resilience Initiative (R4), a program launched by the World Food Programme (WFP) and Oxfam America in 2011. African farmers will receive insurance payments totaling US$1.5 million to compensate for weather-related crop losses in Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Senegal, and Zambia, Reliefweb reports , according to a WFP press release.
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