The Institute for Innovation and Governance at the University of Twente will be organizing a global research conference on Microfinance on 11,12 and 13 April 2012 in Enschede, the Netherlands. The Microinsurance conference will be supported by :
- Institute for Governance Studies (IGS),
- The African Studies Centre (ASC),
- The Microinsurance Network (MIN),
- The Center for Economic Analysis of Risk (CEAR)
- Munich Re Foundation
- German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin)
- The University of Mannheim
The aim of this conference is two-fold. First of all its objective is to assess the state of the art in microinsurance research and to provide a platform for further in-depth academic discussions, as a complement and follow-up to the Annual International Microinsurance Conferences. In addition, the conference aims to create a dialogue between researchers from different geographical regions and the variety of research disciplines.
It is recently being estimated that the global micro insurance market is worth USD 40 billion to the insurance industry and that it could reach out to 2.6 billion low income people worldwide (Swiss Re, 2010). The characteristics of this young and fast growing field imply that there is a large role to play for innovative research focusing on many different aspects of microinsurance.
Call for Research Papers on Microinsurance
Researchers and scholars are invited to submit an abstract for a paper or a panel proposal for the 2012 Research Conference on Microinsurance : More information for application is available on the conference website .
IMPORTANT DATES & SUBMISSIONS
Call for papers and panels announced : 15 October 2011
Submission panel proposal and CV : 5 December 2011
Submission application scholarships for panel : 20 December 2011
Submission abstract and CV : 20 December 2011
Acceptance Notification : 22 January 2012
Deadline full paper submission : 18 March 2012
Researchers affiliated to a developing country accredited University can apply for a travel and accommodation grant not exceeding the amount of EUR 1500.
Website : www.utwente.nl/igs