2012

Fiji takes lead in innovative microinsurance partnerships

Fiji takes lead in innovative microinsurance partnerships

July 25, 2012

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Months of strategic planning is coming to fruition in Fiji with the recent unveiling of partnerships between a local insurance provider, Life Insurance Corporation India (LICI), and two community-based organizations: Partners for Community Development Fiji (PCDF) and Then India Sanmarga Ikya Sangam (TISI Sangam). At the heart of these partnerships is a desire to reach...

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AusAID proud to support a first for Fiji and the Pacific Region

AusAID proud to support a first for Fiji and the Pacific Region

July 12, 2012

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In launching a funeral insurance scheme for Then India Sanmarga Ikya Sangam (TISI) Sangamin Nadi yesterday, Mr. John Davidson, the Minister Counselor, Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID) said, “this event is a significant milestone as it is one of the first community based microinsurance schemes in not only Fiji, but the entire Pacific!” Mr....

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TISI Sangam initiates funeral benefit for members

TISI Sangam initiates funeral benefit for members

July 10, 2012

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Funerals can be very expensive in Fiji. Focusing on community resilience, Then India Sanmarga Ikya Sangam (TISI) Sangam hosted fourteen of their field officers to undergo a microinsurance training, conducted by the Pacific Financial Inclusion Programme (PFIP) in partnership with Life Insurance Corporation of India (LICI) in Nadi, Fiji.  The training focused on a ground-breaking...

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Regional Regulators to Make Insurance Work for the Poor

Regional Regulators to Make Insurance Work for the Poor

June 7, 2012

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Regulation plays a critical role in creating an enabling environment for financial service providers whilst ensuring the interest of clients are protected and more so for new innovative financial products like microinsurance. Microinsurance is low cost insurance products designed for low income and rural dwellers. In recognizing the importance of effective regulation and supervision to...

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PFIP Sponsors Pacific Delegates To Premier Microfinance Training in Italy

PFIP Sponsors Pacific Delegates To Premier Microfinance Training in Italy

June 5, 2012

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Four representatives from central banks and microfinance institutions in Timor-Leste, Fiji and Papua New Guinea will be part of the Pacific delegation to attend the Boulder Institute of Microfinance training that will be held in Turin, Italy from July 16th to August 3rd The 18th annual Boulder Microfinance Training Program is often cited as the...

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Erica Lee
Communications Associate
Tel: +679 3227538
Email: erica.lee@undp.org
Website: http://www.pfip.org/