I am highly delighted to know that Bangladesh Insurance Association, an apex body of private sector insurers, in co-opration with the Federation of Afro-Asian Insurers and Reinsurers, Cairo is organizing an International Seminar on ``Agriculture and Micro Insurance: Experience in Afro-Asian Region’’ in Dhaka on 10-11 February, 2013.
The economy of Bangladesh like other countries of the regions is agrarian which is subject to natural hazards frequently affecting the economy. Lower income group of the society has to depend on aid from the Government or Non-government organizations since they are deprived of social security schemes and required insurance covers, particularly against risks affecting agriculture.
Agriculture and micro insurance can play an important role to mitigate the sufferings of the common people. This international seminar, I hope, will bring together renowned experts from around the world who will share their experience for the benefit of the people and the economy. I hope this seminar will help Bangladesh to formulate necessary policies for introduction of Agriculture and Micro Insurance in life, non life and health sector in large scale and also act as one of the effective tools for poverty alleviation.
I am thankful to the organizer, Bangladesh Insurance Association and Federation of Afro-Asian Insurers and Reinsurers for holding this kind of seminar in Dhaka.
I wish grand success of the seminar.
Khoda Hafez, May Bangladesh Live Forever.
Md. Zillur Rahman