Since 2011, ILRI and its partners in the public, private and non-profit sectors have pursued a comprehensive research agenda aimed at designing, developing and implementing market mediated index-based insurance to protect livestock keepers from drought related asset losses, particularly those in the drought prone Arid and Semi-Arid Lands (ASALs).
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 …
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.
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 http://ibli.ilri.org or on Facebook and Twitter. Candidates should have Bachelor’s degree in Sociology, Natural Resources …
A 3-day training workshop organized by IBLI, Cornell university, USAID, Australian Aid and other partners took place on ILRI Addis campus from 15–17 July 2015.
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.
A 9 June 2015 IBLI workshop discussed how cross-sector partnerships can be harnessed to foster policy innovations for the pastoralist rangelands.
Data from the first round of a household survey evaluating the impact of the Index-Based Livestock Insurance (IBLI) in Marsabit, Kenya is now available.