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Workshop: “Accelerating Insurance Market Development in West and Central Africa”

May 16, 2019 | CCIA building_ Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire

The Making Finance Work for Africa (MFW4A) Partnership and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH are organizing a dialogue on insurance development in West and Central Africa, to be held on the 14-15 May 2019 at the AfDB’s CCIA building in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire.

The initiative builds on a long-standing partnership between GIZ, MFW4A and AfDB on developing and deepening inclusive insurance markets in Africa. The dialogue will focus on the development of insurance markets for infrastructure, SMEs and agriculture but will also include cross-cutting aspects such as digital technologies. 

It will enable public authorities and private actors, as well as development partners, to discuss the progress of ongoing reforms and priorities as well as future actions aimed at accelerating the development of insurance in West and Central Africa. It will address constraints that prevent the insurance sector from fully playing its role as a catalyst for growth and in supporting economic and social development objectives, both at the national and regional levels.  

The recommendations of this dialogue will serve as a basis for articulating a roadmap for insurance market development initiatives in West and Central Africa. This roadmap will be shared with other stakeholders in the region to receive feedback and serve as a reference document for the preparation of regional insurance market development programs.  

More than 30 people are expected at this workshop. 

The agenda and the concept note can be downloaded here

For more information, please contact Arnaud Floris (a.floris[at] or Hughes Kamewe (h.kamewe-tsafack[at]