The Index Based Livestock Insurance (IBLI) team had a very exciting week from the 1 to 5 July 2014 with two talks by Prof. Chris Barret and presentations by Russell Toth and Anton Vrieling. Russel Toth, an Assistant Professor in the School of Economics at the University of Sydney, Australia, gave a presentation on ‘Productive Spillovers of the Take-up of Index-Based Livestock Insurance’ whereas Anton Vrieling, and assistant Professor at the Natural Resources department of ITC (now part of UT) in the Netherlands, gave a presentation on ‘Historical extension of operational NDVI products for livestock insurance in Kenya’.
Prof. Chris Barret gave a talk on the Impact of IBLI to date from findings that are emerging, starting from the pilot that had taken place in Marsabit in 2010 to date. See the presentation below:
This was followed by an institute level talk on ‘Towards a Theory of Resilience for International Development Applications with some reflections on Practical Implications’ emphasizing the potential role that IBLI can play as part of the resilience discourse.