IFRS 17 and 9

General Insurance and Life Assurance Webinar

 Access Webinar Recordings Below:

 Incorporating Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) in Re/insurance Underwriting

 Insurance Distribution and Innovation

Climate Change and emerging weather based risks

Underwriting of Emerging Life Assurance Risks

The Organisation of Eastern and Southern Africa Insurers  (OESAI) is delighted to  invite you  and your colleagues to attend the upcoming Webinars on General Re/Insurance  and Life Assurance as we continue with our mandate to develop Re/Insurance technical skills in the region.

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We are at it again working tirelessly to organize an extraordinary Conference and meeting experience for our delegates at the 2020 OESAI Conference to be held on the 23rd October 2020 under theme “Collaboration towards a Sustainable Insurance in Africa’’.
We are hereby inviting Insurance, Reinsurance, Brokers, Insurtechs and Insurance ancillary service providers to take up virtual marketing booths at this Conference. Only a limited number of booths are available and we therefore encourage you to reserve as soon as you reasonably can.
We look forward to hosting you and the team at the 2020 OESAI Virtual Conference.

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OESAI 2020 Virtual Conference



OESAI is hosting the Annual OESAI 2020 Conference as a virtual event on the 23rd October 2020. The Annual OESAI Conference has become the premier insurance event in Eastern and Southern Africa attracting 450 delegates in 2019. As a result of the COVID19 pandemic ,OESAI is making this conference a virtual event this year, in cognisant of the current travel restrictions around the globe


  • Building a resilient African Insurance Market – this will include discussion around Climate/Pandemic & other emerging Risks, integrating ESG Factors into Underwriting technical Capacity in the sector to achieve sustainability.
  • Digital Innovation in the Insurance Sector – This will include discussion around Insurance data & Modelling, Product Design, Pricing and Distribution
  • Sustainable Regulatory Support – Creating a conducive and responsive regulatory landscape in the Insurance sector, Key Regulatory changes across Africa, Sustainable Regulatory Support, Compliance, harmonization of the regulatory environment in Africa.


Friday  23rd October 2020 


 10 AM EAT | 9 AM SAT | 7 AM GMT


OESAI Members free Non- Members USD 100

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WEBINAR: Reinsurance in times of COVID-19: Looking back to move forward

Webinar recording>>

Date: Thursday, 3 September 2020
Time: 16:00 EAT

Join us on 3rd September at Organisation of Eastern and Southern Africa Insurers together with FSD Africa, African Insurance Organisation & Cenfri to discuss how the reinsurance sector has been impacted by #COVID19, what lessons can be learnt and how the sector can be better prepared for the next crisis.

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WEBINAR: Understanding and Integrating Climate Risk

Webinar recording>>

Date: Thursday, 30th July 2020
Time: 15:00 EAT

OESAI invites you to register and attend this Webinar on “Understanding and Integrating Climate Risk.” on the 30th July 2020. The Webinar is the second in a 3 part series aimed at building resilient Africa insurance market.

We know that climate change is altering risks of drought, flooding and storm damage across the Globe. How do insurers build relevant climate data and modelling into their underwriting?

Join Us at UTC 12.00 (13.00 in Lagos, 14.00 in South Africa, 15.00 in Kenya).


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WEBINAR: Digitisation and insurtech

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Date: Thursday, 6 August 2020
Time: 16:00 EAT

OESAI invites you to register and attend this Webinar on “Digitization and insurtech in times of COVID-19.” on the 6th August 2020

One of the biggest implications of Covid-19 on Africa’s insurance sector has been the rapid digitization of the insurance value chain. A recent survey carried out by FSD, Oesai and Centri found that 66% of respondents have digitized aspects of the value chain as a result of Covid-19.

During the webinar attendees will get to understand the process and prerequisites for providers to digitize the value chain and how to go about adapting their systems, both internally and through partnership, in particular with insurtechs.


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Global Insurance Reinsurance Leaders (G.I.R.L FORUM)

Webinar Recording

OESAI is honoured to partner with World-class Renowned speakers who are passionate about the growth of women in the workplace. This Webinar will bring together Female insurance and reinsurance senior executives from across the region to discuss pertinent strategies in their leadership roles especially In The Face Of A Crisis.


Female Board members, CEOs and MDs, General Managers  and Women who have been identified for Executive Appointments


Mrs Caroline Munene, Group CEO, AAR:

Presentation; Strategies to grow your  Leadership skills 

Mrs Margaret Hirsch, Executive Director:

Presentation ; Importance and impact  of Coaching and Mentoring female leaders

Mrs Thokozile Mahlangu , CEO IISA.

Presentation; Advancing your career through Systematic Career planning, Goal setting and Professional development.

Ms Netsai Mangwende : Head of Finance for Great Britain at Willis Towers Watson   

Presentation; Growing  Strong Professional Networks, a Gateway to the C-Suite

Date: Thursday, 10 September 2020
Time: 15:00 EAT

We look forward to hosting you for this exciting meeting.

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How construction risk policy responds in the current pandemic

Webinar on How the Construction Risk Policy Responds in the Current Pandemic Environment”


OESAI is delighted to bring you this Webinar, in response to the many questions from Insurance/ Reinsurance and Brokers in the market who have many concerns about the Impact of the COVID19 on Policies.


The course is targeted at CEOs, Executives, Managers and staff in Insurance, Reinsurance, Brokering, Risk management companies who have good understanding of Engineering and Construction Insurance, Business Interruption and Property Insurance and Reinsurance



  1. Introduction
  2. CAR policy format
  3. Selected Clauses and Endorsements
  4. Pandemic and lock-down issues
  5. Typical procedure Contractors should enforce when work resumes.
  6. Q & A.


–Is the loss (claim) covered if occurred during the Covid-19/lock-down period?

–How is the proximate cause of a claim on site to be established if the policy already expired during the lock-down period?

–Is Design related loss covered in the Design and Build Contract? What are the implications if related to a Pandemic incident?

–What if the claim is reported AFTER the rectification is carried out during the post- lock-down period?


By the end of the program, participants will be able to:

–Identify the role and expectation of an Insurer coupled with better technical subject knowledge in relation to the pandemic

–Compare and contrast the types of losses that can occur on site.

–Highlight the main policy condition and operative clause applicable to a few key policies and describe the typical claims handling process, as well as the role of the loss adjuster / forensic scientist/ consultant in dealing with claims, especially during this Pandemic period.

–Appreciate contractors’ constraints and the role of various stakeholders in the industry during this post lock-down period

–Understand the steps involved in application of the policy using case studies that will enhance the learning process – in relation to the pandemic issues.


2nd and 3rd July 2020 ( 2- hour sessions on each day)


9.00am in Lagos, 10.00am in South Africa, 11.00am in East Africa.

Dial-in details will be sent to you following registration.


USD150 for OESAI Members and USD 300 for non-Members for the full series

Payable to OESAI in advance. If you are unable to attend a particular webinar you may transfer your place to a nominated colleague and inform OESAI who this is.

TO REGISTER: Email us at

PAYMENT is by Electronic Funds Transfer to:

The Organisation of Eastern & Southern Africa Insurers (OESAI)


Wabera Street Branch, Code: 07000. Account no: 6573270017. Swift Code: CBAFKENX


Pooba Mahalingam – Is a Regional Risk Consultant based in Singapore serving the region. He has some three decades of practical experience in engineering, construction and risk/ insurance. Pooba has provided Expert Evidence in a few technical disputes.

His firm; Talent Asia Training & Consulting (TATC) provides risk management, training, consulting & advisory services. He has conducted face to face training in Singapore, Malaysia and in the Asean region. He has also undertaken sessions in Mauritius, Dubai, Sri Lanka, Maldives and in China.

He served as the President of the Insurance Law Association of Singapore (ILAS) for three terms. Pooba is the Author of a text book entitled, “Engineering Insurance” published by the MII.

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42nd OESAI Annual Conference; Kigali , Rwanda

OESAI will be having the forty second annual conference in Kigali Rwanda from 25th to 28th August, 2019. Click here to Register

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