ILO and IIF partnered up for 2019’s Impact Insurance Academy
The BlueOrchard managed InsuResilience Investment Fund (IIF) is a proud sponsor of ILO’s 2019’s Impact Insurance Academy. The weeklong training took place in Turin, Italy, in the second half of July. IIF sponsored the participation of 8 IIF investees from across the continents: Ecuador, Nigeria, Kenya, Zimbabwe, Israel, Armenia, Pakistan, India. More than 60 Academy participants assisted on lectures and elective courses on insurance. IIF’s chair Stefan Hirche, CelsiusPro’s Alban Desnos and Blue Orchard’s Veronika Giusti-Keller jointly presented on impact insurance for climate change adaptation. Blue Orchard’s Ernesto Costa introduced IIF fund during the Investors’ Roundtable. At the end of the Academy, Stefan Hirche presided a diner for all IIF investees participating in the Academy – a nice occasion to network and share experience amongst IIF investees.
Testimonies from IIF participants:
“My biggest take home was digitization as an enabler for scaling up. We have been discussing digitization in my organisation, but it was encouraging to see how others have already implemented and realized results from digitization. A second take home was on the need to get the product right before scaling. We need to understand the local context and ensure that our product responds to the local context.”
Ndumiso Mpofu, Programme Director: Agricultural Finance, VisionFund International
“It was a very insightful workshop and participants were well exposed to opportunities in the “Emerging Customer/Insurance resilience” landscape.”
Chukwuma Kalu, Head, Agribusiness & Business Development, Royal Exchange General Insurance Company Ltd.