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Insure your herd now!

Sales of IBLI are currently ongoing across Northern Kenya and Southern Ethiopia.  Please find a listing below of the Sales Coordinators in your area and contact them today!  Sales close at the end of September. Marsabit, Kenya Takaful Insurance of Africa – Adan Aide (0721 588 881) APA Insurance – Edin Ibrahim (0712 203 396) Isiolo, Kenya … Continue reading

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Oromia Insurance offers new coverage for vulnerable livestock in Ethiopia

IBLI is highlighted this week in Ethiopia’s weekly, English Newspaper Addis Fortune. It describes Oromia Insurance Company (OIC)’s efforts to insure livestock in the country through the index-based insurance scheme which compensates pastoralists for forage scarcity in order to keep their animals alive in times of severe drought. Continue reading

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Call for IBLI Enumerators!!

Applications are invited to fill position of Enumerator for the Index-Based Livestock Insurance (IBLI) Project. This is a temporary position for a period of 7 weeks beginning 14th September and closing on 31st of October 2015. Learn more about IBLI project at or on Facebook and Twitter. Candidates should have Bachelor’s degree in Sociology, Natural Resources … Continue reading

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Index-based insurance: Insurance or lottery tickets?

Recently, there has been much excitement around the use of index-based insurance as an alternative to conventional insurance products that may extend the rural poor’s access to formal insurance coverage in developing countries. Index insurance provides indemnity payments based on a signal that is related to covariate losses rather than actual and observed individual losses. Continue reading