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Kenya lost USD 12 billion to drought in three years

Kenya’s economy lost an estimated Ksh 1.2 trillion (USD 12 billion) due to the effects of drought between 2008 and 2011. According to an article in Kenya’s Standard (28 April 2016), more than 13 million people were affected in 2011 by a combination of drought, conflict and economic crisis. The article quoted International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) research … Continue reading

Policy Workshop: Developing Policy Innovations for the Pastoralist Rangelands through Cross-Sector Partnerships
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Policy Workshop: Developing Policy Innovations for the Pastoralist Rangelands through Cross-Sector Partnerships

The Index-Based Livestock Insurance (IBLI) program represents a fruitful cross-sector partnership, bringing together academic researchers, policymakers, private sector partners, NGOs and other stakeholders to develop an innovation to improve livelihoods on the pastoralist rangelands of East Africa. How will this innovative partnership continue to evolve as IBLI looks to scale, and what possibilities are there … Continue reading

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IBLI receives high level visitations from its collaborators in the USA, Europe and Australia

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 … Continue reading

Mifugo Maisha Payouts in Marsabit and Isiolo
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Mifugo Maisha Payouts in Marsabit and Isiolo

In March 2014, policyholders in 4 out of 6 divisions of Isiolo received payouts of approximately Kenya shillings 404,240. The bulk of the payout went to 10% trigger contract policyholders in Oldonyiro division. In Marsabit, policyholders received payouts amounting to Kenya shillings 65,940 in North Horr and Loiyangalani. The majority of payouts went to those … Continue reading

Insurance Payout in Wajir County with Takaful Insurance of Africa
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Insurance Payout in Wajir County with Takaful Insurance of Africa

On 25 March 2014, one hundred and one pastoralists in Wajir town received compensation from their ‘sharia–compliant’ IBLI policy. The ceremony, which was hosted by Takaful Insurance of Africa and MercyCorps, received considerable media attention across a range of outlets, both national and international including the (BBC, Al-Jazeera, and The Economist to name a few). … Continue reading