Lessons learned and Guidance Notes on Kenya - the Adoption, Perception, and Understanding of Agricultural Index Insurance

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WBG’s Global Index Insurance Facility (GIIF) and the Wageningen University & Research (WuR) will brief participants on a recently completed review of GIIF’s engagement in Kenya, to understand farmers’ knowledge, perception, and utilization of insurance as well as satisfaction of GIIF’s supported activities in the country. The goal is to review lessons learned and to receive guidance towards the implementation of GIIF’s future activities in the country, as well as to have an overall understanding of ways to better develop and improve products and services as part of the Program’s pipeline work. The content of this session will capture the Program’s current status, the progress it has made in Kenya, the lessons learned over the years under implementation and guidance notes for its next steps. 

In this review exercise, the independent research team of Wageningen University & Research (WuR) carried out farmer surveys and interviewed a select group of stakeholders from farmer organizations, insurance companies, brokers, distributors, data/index providers, and regulators. The outcomes and insights of this review in Kenya will be shared in a 90-minute session, designed as an interactive panel discussion followed by a Q & A where insights from the attendees will be discussed. 


Fatou Assah, GIIF Program Manager.

Shadreck Mapfumo, GIIF Actuary and Senior Financial Sector Specialist.

Tabitha Mundia, IFC Country Officer.

Anouk Aarts, Sr. Policy Advisor, Financial Sector Development. Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Netherlands.

Tinka Koster, Researcher: International policy, Impact evaluation (WUR).

Davies Onduru, Managing Director and Principal Researcher, Agriculture and Rural Development. ETC Consulting.


WUR Team & A Reuben K. Saina (Actuarial Officer, ACRE Africa).

Bell Okello, Director and Principal Researcher in Gender, Agriculture and Rural Development. ETC Consulting.