The 12th International Micro-insurance Conference

November 14 – 18, 2-16
Cinnamon Grand, Colombo

IPS Research Economist, Kanchana Wickramasinghe, made a presentation on “Protecting Farmers from Climate-induced Risks: An Assessment of Crop Insurance in Sri Lanka” at the academic pre-conference organized by the Center for the Economic Analysis of Risk (CEAR) of the Georgia State University.

The event was held in conjunction with the 12th International Micro-insurance Conference, which took place in Colombo during 14th – 18thNovember 2016.  It was hosted by the Munich Re Foundation, the Insurance Association of Sri Lanka, and the Microinsurance Network.

Wickramasinghe highlighted the issues in relation to specific risks and uncertainties faced by the Dry Zone farmers in Sri Lanka, gaps in existing crop insurance programmes and policy implications.  The presentation was based on the IPS study on Demand for Climate Insurance by Dry Zone Farmers in Sri Lanka, funded by the Global Development Network (GDN).