The 2012 Research Conference on Microinsurance
The potential of microinsurance as a market mechanism for the reduction of vulnerability of low income households has attracted the attention of the commercial sectors as well as donors, government and NGOs. It is recently being estimated that the global micro insurance market is worth USD 40 billion to the insurance industry and that it could reach out to 2.6 billion low income people worldwide (Swiss Re, 2010). The characteristics of this young and fast growing field imply that there is a large role to play for innovative research focusing on many different aspects of microinsurance.
You are invited to submit an abstract for a paper or a panel proposal for the 2012 Research Conference on Microinsurance to be held on 11,12 and 13 April in Enschede, the Netherlands by:
Institute for Innovation and Governance Studies (IGS),
The African Studies Centre (ASC),
The Microinsurance Network (MIN),
The Center for Economic Analysis of Risk (CEAR)
Munich Re Foundation
German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin)
The University of Mannheim
ILO Microinsurance Innovation Facility
Appui au Développement Autonome (ADA)
The aim of this conference is two-fold. First of all its objective is to assess the state of the art in microinsurance research and to provide a platform for further in-depth academic discussions, as a complement and follow-up to the Annual International Microinsurance Conferences. In addition, the conference aims to create a dialogue between researchers from different geographical regions and the variety of research disciplines.