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Lucia Schlemmer

Lucia Schlemmer is a Senior Researcher at Cenfri and joined the team in January 2019. She is currently part of the risk team, which focuses on strengthening insurance markets across sub-Saharan Africa. Her research to date has focused on providing technical assistance to insurers to expand the reach of inclusive insurance, analysing behavioural interventions that affect the uptake and usage of financial products, and analysing the role of the financial sector in promoting urban resilience and climate risk adaptation.

Before joining Cenfri, Lucia worked as a research intern at Ecorys in Rotterdam, where she gained experience in urban policy design, and in 2017 completed a project management internship at Future Cape Town NPO in the fields of urban planning and housing development.

  • Master’s degree in Spatial, Transport and Environmental Economics from Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam
  • Honour’s degree in Politics, Philosophy and Economics from the University in Cape Town
  • Bachelor’s degree in Politics, Philosophy and Economics from the University in Cape Town
Recent Content by Lucia Schlemmer
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...
Exploring the value of financial services across digital platforms in the construction sector
The construction sector – which accounts for 4.5% of GDP in sub-Saharan Africa – forms a critical component of economies, but it faces signific...
The impact of COVID-19 on digitisation in the insurance sector in sub-Saharan Africa
The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated a number of existing challenges in the sub-Saharan African (SSA) insura...
What we’ve learnt about the risk protection gap in sub-Saharan Africa from Finscope consumer data
A significant portion of the population in Africa is underinsured, leaving them exposed to risks and unable t...