Free Webinar: What’s next for InsurTech? January 25, 2pm GMT

A great opportunity to bring yourself up to speed with the latest technological developments which are driving innovation in the insurance industry and beyond.

See below for information provided by the organiser:

  • What trends can we expect to unfold across the year?
  • How is the insurance industry’s approach to InsurTech likely to change in 2017?
  • How can insurers, investors and start-ups work together to drive the sector’s growth?


Moshe Tamir
Global Head of Digital Transformation

Jannat Shah
AXA Strategic Ventures

Jean-Charles Velge

Find out more and register your interest.

MIMOSA: Credit Market Penetration Tool

MIMOSA is an index tool used to measure credit market penetration and saturation, indicating potential over-indebtedness or unfulfilled credit needs. The technique for calculating the MIMOSA score was explained by Daniel Rozas in his recent ROI Webinar.

The first version of MIMOSA was only applicable to countries as whole, but the updated MIMOSA 2.0 can be applied to the regional level to give an in-depth view of where credit is most needed.


Cambodia, May 2015. The darker regions are indicated by MIMOSA 2.0 to be the most saturated for credit.

Continue reading “MIMOSA: Credit Market Penetration Tool”

OCT-26, Daniel Rozas | Introduction to Microfinance Index for Market Outreach and Saturation (MIMOSA)

Introduction to Microfinance Index for Market Outreach and Saturation (MIMOSA)
Daniel Rozas
Date: October 26, 2016 (14:00 CET)
Presented by: Daniel Rozas , (Independent Microfinance Consultant)

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OCT-20, Francois Rossier | The Reduction Energy Expense Product Delivery Model (REEP-DEMO)

The Reduction Energy Expense Product Delivery Model (REEP-DEMO)


Date: October 20, 2016 (14:00 CET)
Presented byFrancois Rossier  (Microfinance, Business Models, and Finance for Development Expert)

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Heirloom Seeds

An increasing number of farmers are becoming interested in growing their harvest using organic methods and heirloom seeds. But what is an heirloom seed?

An heirloom variety is a plant that has been passed down from generation to generation. Vegetables from heirloom seeds often have a rich taste, distinctive shapes, and come in an abundance of colours. Importantly, the seeds from heirloom plants tend to be genetically stable and can be saved and used for future harvests indefinitely (as opposed to hybrid seed varieties, where the desirable properties of the seeds disappear after the first generation).

Using heirloom seeds also has a social aspect. If we preserve and use them, we are contributing to ecological sustainability by encouraging biodiversity and promoting organic farming. As well as this, heirloom seeds are a representation of a region’s culture and heritage; this is valuable to conserve, but once a variety is no longer used, it is impossible to reproduce. Continue reading “Heirloom Seeds”

Social Issues in Rural Finance_Resources

See below for additional resources to accompany Patricia Richter’s recent webinar.

  • Child Labour and Microfinance publication/s:

> Responsible finance and child labour: quo vadis microfinance? 

Patricia Richter and Sophie de Coninck

In: The Global Child Poverty Challenge: in search of solutions. 2016.

> Microfinance and Child Labour, ILO, 2011 (PDF).

Jonas Blume and Julika Breyer


OCT-19, Johanna Fick | Introduction to the Use of Agricultural Land in Response to Climate Change

Introduction to the Use of Agricultural Land in Response to Climate Change
Johanna Fick
Date: October 19, 2016 (10:30am CET)
Presented by: Johanna Fick , (Project Coordinator/Scientist, Thünen Institute for Rural Studies)

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OCT-12, Bart De Bruyne | Finance for Producer Organisations

Finance for Producer Organisations

Date: October 12, 2016 (10:30am CET)
Presented by: Bart De Bruyne , (Independent Rural Finance Consultant)

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OCT-05, Mariel Mensink | Financial Services and Corporates

Financial Services and Corporates
Merial Mensink
Date: October 5, 2016 (10:30am CET)
Presented by: Mariel Mensink , (Senior Program Officer, Terrafina Microfinance)

Play Recorded Webinar