Events

Location Matters: GIS in Financial Inclusion (July 2015)

Cenfri and FinMark Trust hosted a workshop for the FSD Network entitled Location Matters: GIS in Financial Inclusion on 22 and 23 July 2015. This two day workshop in Johannesburg, South Africa, focused on how Financial Sector Deepening Trusts (FSDs) and their partners can use geographic information systems (GIS) and geospatial data to better understand current challenges in financial inclusion. The workshop sessions brought together a number of participants and presenters from the private sector (financial institutions), international bodies such as the World Bank Group (WBG) and the United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF), development organizations, and FSDs from across Africa. This workshop also…

Convergence of communications and finance: ITU Digital Financial Services Focus Group

In December 2014 and June 2015, Cenfri attended workshops on Digital Financial Services and Financial Inclusion organised by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) in collaboration with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. The events were hosted in Washington D.C and at the ITU headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. The workshops brought together a range of participants from the private sector, international standard-setting bodies, academia and development organisations. The insights gathered from the workshops set the context for the ITU-Digital Financial Services Focus Group (ITU FG-DFS) which provides a platform to develop and promote harmonised approaches, principles and tools to fast-track policies…

South Africa draft insurance bill released for public comment: Cenfri and FinMark Trust feedback

The National Treasury (NT) and the Financial Services Board (FSB) of South Africa have made a request for public comments on the draft Insurance Bill approved by the government in April 2015. Cenfri, on behalf of FinMark Trust, has provided comments on key sections of the bill that are noted as particularly relevant to microinsurance (MI). 

Cenfri presentation: CIMA Microinsurance Learning Sessions – Protecting the Working Poor (September 2014)

In 2014, Cenfri engagement manager Mia Thom attended the "Microinsurance Learning Sessions – Protecting the Working Poor" from the 8th to 10th of September in Douala, the economic capital of Cameroon. The learning sessions were hosted by Conférence Interafricaine des Marchés d'Assurances (CIMA) as part of a larger agenda to develop insurance markets to better serve lower income people. CIMA is the insurance policy maker and regulator for 14 West African countries.
 
Events

Location Matters: GIS in Financial Inclusion (July 2015)

Cenfri and FinMark Trust hosted a workshop for the FSD Network entitled Location Matters: GIS in Financial Inclusion on 22 and 23 July 2015. This two day workshop in Johannesburg, South Africa, focused on how Financial Sector Deepening Trusts (FSDs) and their partners can use geographic information systems (GIS) and geospatial data to better understand current challenges in financial inclusion. The workshop sessions brought together a number of participants and presenters from the private sector (financial institutions), international bodies such as the World Bank Group (WBG) and the United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF), development organizations, and FSDs from across Africa. This workshop also…

Convergence of communications and finance: ITU Digital Financial Services Focus Group

In December 2014 and June 2015, Cenfri attended workshops on Digital Financial Services and Financial Inclusion organised by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) in collaboration with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. The events were hosted in Washington D.C and at the ITU headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. The workshops brought together a range of participants from the private sector, international standard-setting bodies, academia and development organisations. The insights gathered from the workshops set the context for the ITU-Digital Financial Services Focus Group (ITU FG-DFS) which provides a platform to develop and promote harmonised approaches, principles and tools to fast-track policies…

South Africa draft insurance bill released for public comment: Cenfri and FinMark Trust feedback

The National Treasury (NT) and the Financial Services Board (FSB) of South Africa have made a request for public comments on the draft Insurance Bill approved by the government in April 2015. Cenfri, on behalf of FinMark Trust, has provided comments on key sections of the bill that are noted as particularly relevant to microinsurance (MI). 

Cenfri presentation: CIMA Microinsurance Learning Sessions – Protecting the Working Poor (September 2014)

In 2014, Cenfri engagement manager Mia Thom attended the "Microinsurance Learning Sessions – Protecting the Working Poor" from the 8th to 10th of September in Douala, the economic capital of Cameroon. The learning sessions were hosted by Conférence Interafricaine des Marchés d'Assurances (CIMA) as part of a larger agenda to develop insurance markets to better serve lower income people. CIMA is the insurance policy maker and regulator for 14 West African countries.
 

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