Peru: Insurance Regulators and Providers Meet to Seek Solutions for Smallholder Farmers Faced with Natural Disasters

06 Nov 2017

The 11th Consultative Forum (11th CF) on “Scaling up insurance as a disaster resilience strategy for smallholder farmers in Latin America” will be taking place this afternoon in Lima, Peru with the objective of fostering sound policymaking for the development and scaling up of agricultural insurance across the region. The event will be live-streamed simultaneously in both English and Spanish at this link. The 11th CF, co-organized by the Microinsurance Network, the Access to Insurance Initiative (A2ii) and the International Association of Insurance Supervisors (IAIS), and takes place as a pre-conference session of the 13th International Microinsurance Conference (13th IMC) co-organized by the Munich Re Foundation and Microinsurance Network, and hosted by APESEG.

The 11th Consultative Forum will bring together over sixty high-ranking representatives from the insurance industry and regulatory and supervisory bodies to discuss strategies for scaling up agricultural insurance and the development of proportionate regulatory frameworks. Participants will explore how different stakeholders — from insurance supervisors and policymakers through to private sector service providers, researchers and donors — can cooperate and align their respective roles to achieve sustainability and scale while ensuring fair treatment of vulnerable segments of the population.

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