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47th Midi de la Microfinance et de l'inclusion financière

Optimising impact: pairing inclusive finance and insurance

47th Midi

Wednesday, June 5, 2019
From 12.00 to 14.00
At Banque de Luxembourg
14 boulevard Royal, L-2449 Luxembourg

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Many people are familiar with the concept of inclusive finance, particularly in the form of microfinance, through which millions of people around the world have gained access to formal financial services for the first time. However, the concept of inclusive insurance is still relatively new, despite the role that insurance can play to protect vulnerable households. In most developing countries, social protection is very limited, and insurance is not generally designed to meet the needs of consumers and micro-entrepreneurs who may only be able to pay “sachet-sized” premiums. Microfinance institutions (MFIs) can use insurance to protect their own loan portfolios, but they can do far more than this. Many MFIs insist on credit-life insurance when making loans, and in some countries, this is a legal requirement. But there is scope to do far more. Innovative MFIs are using insurance to protect not just the amount left owing on a loan, but also to offer income protection – for example, in the face of crop failure – and health insurance. The provision of health insurance can be a good way to help customers - who may never have purchased insurance before – understand how insurance works and how they can benefit from well-designed insurance services.

In many low-income countries, universal access to health insurance is still an aspiration. Because of this, medical bills are, more often than not, paid for out-of-pocket. And where some form of health insurance does exist, there are still other costs when a family member is hospitalized. Inclusive health insurance can help to cover other costs related to hospitalization in such cases, and innovative IFIs are bundling the insurance services with telemedicine services.

Join us for the 47th Midi de la Microfinance to learn more about how, with the Women’s World Bank as a case study, MFIs are using insurance services to increase their impact and strengthen their business models at the same time.


11.50: Admission to the event - Closing doors at 12.00 (latecomers pass by the top of the auditorium)

12.00: Welcome remarks - Banque de Luxembourg (speaker to be confirmed)

12.05: Debate with the speakers:
- Gilles Renouil, Director of Microinsurance, Women's World Banking (USA)
Annet Mulindwa, Managing Director, Finance Trust Bank (Uganda)
Moderation: Matthew Genazzini, Head of Technical Support for MFIs, ADA (Luxembourg)

12.35: Questions and answers with the audience

12.55: Closing remarks - speaker to be confirmed

13.00: Lunch offered to the participants

This conference will be in the form of a discussion of 30 minutes between the different participants.

The conference will take place in English.
Participation in this 47th Midi is free, but registration is compulsory.

Please arrive no later than 5 minutes before the start of the conference and do not use the parking lot of the Banque de Luxembourg, which is strictly reserved for customers. We advise you to favor public transport.


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Speakers of the Midi

Gilles Renouil – Director of Microinsurance, Women's World Banking, USA

Gilles Renouil is the Director of Microinsurance for Women’s World Banking, the global nonprofit devoted to giving more low-income women access to the financial tools and resources they require to achieve security and prosperity. Gilles brings more than 15 years of international insurance and reinsurance expertise to this role. He is responsible for managing all insurance-related engagements, developing insurance solutions, providing strategic direction and replicating existing insurance products with partner institutions that are committed to serving low-income women.

Prior to joining Women’s World Banking, he served as a Director at Swiss Re Company Ltd. where he held different roles in risk management and group underwriting strategy. In his last role he was head of market dynamics and opportunities where he developed Swiss Re’s approach to Cyber risk insurance with a team of 15 experts and worked as an operational consultant on the design of an innovative microinsurance product in Nicaragua.

Annet Nakawunde Mulindwa – Managing Director, Finance Trust Bank, Uganda

Mrs. Annet Nakawunde Mulindwa is a Banker by profession with over 14 years’ practical experience in Banking and Microfinance.

She has worked with Finance Trust Bank from April 2007 and is currently the Managing Director since September 2011.

Mrs. Mulindwa holds a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) with a major in Finance, a Post-graduate Diploma in Financial Management and an honors Bachelor’s Degree in Arts.

She has attended a number of trainings including Harvard Business Schools’ Strategic Leadership in Inclusive Finance, Advanced Leadership Training at Wharton Business School - University of Pennsylvania in USA, Coaching Program for Mission, Leadership and Performance by Creative Metier Limited in Oxford - England, Women in Leadership by Women’s World Banking, Center for Microfinance Leadership in New York where she received the Financial Woman’s Association’s Women in Leadership Award for 2008, Balance Scorecard Training amongst many others to-date.

She is currently the Chairperson of the Microfinance CEO Working Group Uganda, Vice President of the Federation of Uganda Employers (FUE) Governing Council, Member of the Board of Trustees - The Insurance Institute of Uganda (IIU), Member of the sub-committee of Rotary Uganda – Buganda Kingdom Partnership, Member of the Board of Private Sector Foundation Uganda (PSFU), Member of the Board of Buganda Heritage (Culture) and Tourism, Board Member of the Rural Electrification Agency (REA), Member of the Tax Agents Registration Committee of Uganda Revenue Authority (URA).

She is passionate about women and youth empowerment, as well as ensuring best practices in Banking and Microfinance and creating value for customers. She is result-oriented and an excellent team player with strong leadership qualities.

Matthew Genazzini – Head of Technical Support for MFIs, ADA, Luxembourg

Matthew has 9 years of experience in development finance working for the Microinsurance Network and ADA. He has experience managing capacity building and product diversification projects for MFIs, with a particular focus on microinsurance and is currently on the Board of the Microinsurance Network. In ADA, he now manages the Technical Support to MFIs unit, which aims to strengthen MFIs through the provision of financial and technical assistance services. The unit focuses on a variety of topics including financial and social performance, risk management, governance and product diversification, including agricultural, youth and digital finance to mention a few.

This 47th Midi de la microfinance is organised with the support of the Directorate for Development Cooperation and Humanitarian Affairs of MicroInsurance Network and the InFine.lu network, and in collaboration with the Banque de Luxembourg.
The Midis de la microfinance are held during lunch breaks, between 12.00 and 14.00. Their agenda includes the presentation by an inclusive-finance expert of a study or a practical case, which is followed by a questions and answers session with the audience. At the end, a lunch is offered to all the participants.

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