GFRID Summit 2021

16-17 June 2021, Online, #GFRID
Michael J. 
McCord
Managing Director, 
MicroInsurance Centre at Milliman

Michael J. McCord is one of the world’s leading experts in developing and managing microinsurance products. His decades of experience include working as controller of a U.S. commercial bank, chief executive officer of a microfinance institution in Uganda, and regional director for microfinance programs in Africa with FINCA International.

In 2000, Michael founded the MicroInsurance Centre (now the MicroInsurance Centre at Milliman), an internationally recognized thought leader and implementer of microinsurance and risk management solutions. The [email protected]’s vision is to provide three billion low-income people across the world with access to valuable microinsurance and risk management solutions.

Michael is a highly respected voice in the microinsurance field, working in the areas of research, advocacy, and development of microinsurance products and processes that meet the unique needs of low-income clients. He is a founding member of the Microinsurance Network, where he served as chair of the board from 2015 – 2016, and a member of the steering committee for the Munich Re Foundation / Microinsurance Network annual conference on inclusive insurance.

Michael is a current member of the United Nations Capital Development Fund’s (UNCDF) Climate Insurance Linked Resilient Infrastructure Finance (CILRIF) Working Group, and a member of the Insurance Development Forum’s (IDF) Inclusive Insurance Working Group. The MicroInsurance Centre at Milliman is an organizational member of the InsuResilience Global Partnership.

Michael has worked in over 75 countries, leading consulting projects focused on various risks that low-income clients face. Recent work includes designing and piloting holistic risk management solutions for smallholders in Ethiopia and Georgia as well as advising on remittance-linked microinsurance programs under contract for the IFAD-funded grant project ‘Managing risks for rural development: promoting microinsurance innovations’ (MRRD).

Presentations

Remittances and insurance

GFRID Summit 2021, “Session 1 – The role of the private sector towards greater digital and financial inclusion”. Plenary part: “Remittances 2021: innovations and market resilience”.

Practical information

FORMAT: Zoom webinar. Questions can be asked through the Q&A feature, and/or through the Zoom Chat.

REGISTRATION: CLOSED.

INTERPRETATION: English, French and Spanish.

PROCEEDINGS: Available shortly after the event.

Organizers
The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) is a specialized agency of the United Nations and an international financial institution, with the mandate to invest in rural people to eradicate poverty in low- and middle-income countries.

IFAD’s US$65 million multi-donor Financing Facility for Remittances (FFR) aims to maximize the impact of remittances on development and promote diaspora engagement in migrants’ countries of origin.

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Michael J. 
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Michael J. McCord is one of the world’s leading experts in developing and managing microinsurance products. His decades of experience include working as controller of a U.S. commercial bank, chief executive officer of a microfinance institution in Uganda, and regional director for microfinance programs in Africa with FINCA International.

In 2000, Michael founded the MicroInsurance Centre (now the MicroInsurance Centre at Milliman), an internationally recognized thought leader and implementer of microinsurance and risk management solutions. The [email protected]’s vision is to provide three billion low-income people across the world with access to valuable microinsurance and risk management solutions.

Michael is a highly respected voice in the microinsurance field, working in the areas of research, advocacy, and development of microinsurance products and processes that meet the unique needs of low-income clients. He is a founding member of the Microinsurance Network, where he served as chair of the board from 2015 – 2016, and a member of the steering committee for the Munich Re Foundation / Microinsurance Network annual conference on inclusive insurance.

Michael is a current member of the United Nations Capital Development Fund’s (UNCDF) Climate Insurance Linked Resilient Infrastructure Finance (CILRIF) Working Group, and a member of the Insurance Development Forum’s (IDF) Inclusive Insurance Working Group. The MicroInsurance Centre at Milliman is an organizational member of the InsuResilience Global Partnership.

Michael has worked in over 75 countries, leading consulting projects focused on various risks that low-income clients face. Recent work includes designing and piloting holistic risk management solutions for smallholders in Ethiopia and Georgia as well as advising on remittance-linked microinsurance programs under contract for the IFAD-funded grant project ‘Managing risks for rural development: promoting microinsurance innovations’ (MRRD).