The TA was expected to improve risk mitigation and reduce the vulnerability of the poor and low-income households in Sri Lanka by facilitating them access to affordable life and general insurance products. To support the reconstruction and ease the sense of vulnerability of the affected people, the TA would give emphasis to conflict- and tsunami-affected areas. As a result of the TA, the Government, the insurance industry, MFI-NGOs, and grassroots organizations were expected to gain a better understanding of micro-insurance as an effective means of poverty reduction. Micro-insurance service providers or potential service providers would improve their grasp of the needs and demand for risk mitigation of the poor and low-income people, and would be able to develop or tailor their services to those needs. The awareness campaign, to be organized in pilot areas, would increase appreciation of insurance systems and benefits among poor and low-income households.
- Liaised with the workshop resource persons, arranged their travel logistical, i.e. flights, hotel accommodations, transports from the airport, etc.
- Coordinated with ADB and the Insurance Board of Sri Lanka (IBSL), arranged the workshop venue with the designated hotel including setting, equipment, and meals and drinks arrangements.
- Consolidated the workshop materials from the resource persons and ADB, prepared a workshop handout in the form of a CD and/or folder to be distributed to the workshop participants during the workshop.
- Settled expenses claim for the resource person travels, hotels, etc. before or during the workshop with relevant suppliers. Workshop expenses were claimed to ADB immediately after the workshop for reimbursement with necessary supporting documents.
- Provided any other logistical and organizational tasks for the workshop as requested by ADB.
Timeframe: May 2007
Realated Countries: Sri Lanka
Categories: Insurance Sector and Capital Market Development