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Kate Rinehart-Smit

Kate Rinehart-Smit is an Engagement Manager for Cenfri’s Resilience portfolio that works with regulators, development partners and industry to advance insurance sector development in sub-Saharan Africa. Kate is particularly interested in how insurance can play a broader role in economic development, the application of behavioural science to encourage the uptake and sustained usage of financial products, how to create innovative business models and the role of the financial sector in climate risk adaptation. Prior to Cenfri, Kate worked as a programme coordinator for Truelift in Washington, DC. Before that, she worked at Seva Mandir, a grassroots NGO in India and at Casscells and Associate, a health consulting firm in Washington, DC.

  • Bachelor of Arts in International Studies with a focus on Africa from Southern Methodist University in Texas
  • Master’s in Development Studies from the University of Cape Town
  • Certificate in Design Thinking from the Hasso Plattner Institute

Recent Content by Kate Rinehart-Smit
COVID-19 catalyses insurance innovation
But in Africa, there is more at stake A key imperative i...
The potential of remittance-linked insurance products in sub-Saharan Africa
Exploring the potential of remittance-linked insurance products to improve the resilience of households in s...
The potential of digital platforms as distributors and enablers of financial services in Africa
The past decade has seen the emergence of digital platforms, which connect buyers and sellers of goods and se...
Insurance operations and COVID-19: remote onboarding challenges
What challenges exist around remote onboarding? ...
Never waste a crisis – how sub-Saharan African insurers are being affected by, and are responding to, COVID-19
COVID-19 containment and mitigation measures in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) have restricted the movement of peop...
Risk vs. resilience: Insuring sustainable African cities in the age of climate change
Though much of the global conversation is, understandably, focused on the COVID-19 pandemic, climate change c...