Strengthen microinsurance leaders and their organisations – and the
sector as a whole and, in particular, microinsurance beneficiaries will thrive.
Who’s behind the programme?
It’s best to think of Microinsurance Master as a collaboration.
The programme is an initiative of Bert Opdebeeck, who has joined forces with several champions of the sector, industry organisations that have contributed to the design of the training, and leading microinsurance coaches to provide the follow-up. It is built on years of experience in microinsurance and participants get to share the insights of people and organisations with impressive track records.
Microinsurance Master is led by Bert Opdebeeck, best known for his decade-long quest to promote the microinsurance key performance indicators. These are now accepted as industry-standard.
In addition to this, Bert has made the following contributions to the microinsurance sector:
Pioneer is a leading insurer in the Philippines. Its non-life microinsurance products are provided via a remarkable joint venture called CARD Pioneer- with CARD MRI, the largest microfinance institution in the country with more than four million members. It is the first microinsurance company in the Philippines envisioned to address the calamity, agriculture and income loss insurance needs of the low-income population.
Pioneer, Pioneer Microinsurance and Card MRI are the host organisations for this edition of the Microinsurance Master programme.
They will share the lessons they have learnt in achieving 18 million enrolments – including their client-centric approach and how they pay claims so fast.
ILO's Impact Insurance Facility
The ILO’s Impact Insurance Facility enables the insurance sector, governments, and their partners to embrace impact insurance to reduce households’ vulnerability, promote stronger enterprises and facilitate better public policies.
The organisation is a leading knowledge hub in the sector and at the forefront of learning and innovation. It has worked closely with Microinsurance Master to develop the training design and material.
MicroInsurance Centre at Milliman
The MicroInsurance Centre at Milliman, led by Michael J. McCord, is a dedicated consulting firm that has implemented microinsurance activities in over 70 countries during the last 20 years.
It has provided guidance in the design of the Microinsurance Master and will be providing lead coaches for the programme.
The Microinsurance Network is the only global multi-stakeholder platform for microinsurance industry and experts committed to promoting the development and delivery of valuable insurance services for low-income and unserved people.
This partnership reinforces Microinsurance Master’s mission to advance the sector by strengthening microinsurance leaders.
ADA, a Luxemburg based non-profit, is dedicated to building and catalysing the financial inclusion of populations excluded from conventional banking channels in developing countries.
The organisation is a key enabler for the programme’s outreach.