An introductory presentation on microinsurances as a way to reduce poverty and vulnerabilities. Covers
1. general principles and approaches of microninsurances, including the linkage to poverty reduction and vulnerability; and
2. the value chains, actors and networks involved in making microinsurances work.
Held at a summer school on Development Policy at the University of Cologne in September 2009 (http://www.lateinamerika.uni-koeln.de/summerschool2009.html). It targets students with a general knowledge of development economics and politics (but without prior knowledge of microinsurances). In the seminar, the presentation was the frame for work sessions on microinsurance case studies (from CGAP), texts from the Microinsurance Compendium and a one-day country workshop on Colombia to which Jenny Hennig, GTZ, gave an additional input. Details on the course are available on request to email@example.com.