MICROFINANCE EVENT: Africa Microinsurance Microfinance Conference 2013, March 26-28, 2013, Accra, Ghana

Event Name: Africa Microinsurance Microfinance Conference 2013

Event Date: March 26-28, 2013

Event Location: Accra, Ghana

Cost: The cost to attend this event is USD 850. For those who register before February 28, 2013, the cost is USD 750. If multiple participants are attending from the same organization, they will receive a discount of 5 percent (for two people) or 10 percent (for three or more people).

Registration Deadline: March 15, 2013

Event Summary: The Africa Microinsurance Microfinance Conference 2013 is intended for stakeholders interested in microinsurance as a tool for poverty alleviation in Africa. The topics to be covered include challenges and trends in the microinsurance industry; developing an effective regulatory framework for microinsurance and microfinance practitioners; microfinance institutions as distributors of microinsurance products; developing national microinsurance strategies; the supply and demand of microinsurance products; and the role of government in microinsurance for health, life, agriculture and natural disasters.

Background on Organizers: This event is organized by the West Africa Business School. Established in 2000, the West Africa Business School is a training centre that provides business and management education. Its headquarters are in Nigeria and it operates in both Ghana and Nigeria.

Event Website: http://www.microfinancegateway.org/p/site/m/template.rc/1.11.187419/?utm_source=generalbulletin&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=General%2BBulletin%2B

For more information, you may contact Obasi Ngwuta at info[at]westafricabusinesschool.com. Telephone inquiries regarding the event can be made at +234 8027922649.

By Lena Phillips, Research Associate

Sources and Additional Resources:

Africa Microinsurane Microfinance Conference 2013, http://www.microfinancegateway.org/p/site/m/template.rc/1.11.187419/?utm_source=generalbulletin&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=General%2BBulletin%2B

Wes Africa Business School, http://www.westafricabusinesschool.com/

MicroCapital.org Article, 6 November 2012: “MICROCAPITAL BRIEF: Making Finance Work for Africa (MFW4A), Munich Re Foundation Survey: African Microinsurance Tripled in 3 Years”, http://www.microcapital.org/microcapital-brief-making-finance-work-for-africa-mfw4a-munich-re-foundation-survey-african-microinsurance-tripled-in-3-years/#more-20909

MicroCapital.org Article, 29 October 2012: “MICROCAPITAL EVENT: Institute for International Research Holds Third Annual Microinsurance Conference, Johannesburg, South Africa, January 22 – January 24, 2013”, http://www.microcapital.org/microfinance-event-institute-for-international-research-holds-third-annual-microinsurance-conference-johannesburg-south-africa-january-22-january-24-2013/#more-20765

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