GIIF was formed earlier this year with the mission to promote the use of ISDN globally by improving market and customer awareness of ISDN, making ISDN solutions easier for customers to install and use, and growing the customer usage of ISDN services and products.
Eicon is a major contributor in many ISDN organizations around the globe such as VIA (Vendor's ISDN Association), NIUF (North American ISDN Users forum), GIIF and others.
David Crush, IFC Manager for Access to Finance Advisory Services in Sub-Saharan Africa, said, The Syngenta Foundation and GIIF partnership has been very successful in creating increased economic security for farmers in East Africa, and we expect it to serve as a model that can be replicated in other regions.
The milestone was reached through the work of Kilimo Salama, a social enterprise launched by the Syngenta Foundation for Sustainable Agriculture with the support of GIIF.
Through the Index Insurance Forum, GIIF is formally consolidating its already strong network of practitioners, grantees and partners, complementing its ongoing programs in Sub-Saharan Africa, East Asia and the Pacific and Latin America and Caribbean.
Over the past six years, GIIF has worked with a wide range of partners and industry stakeholders, including the thought leaders in index-insurance from the private and public sectors.
is a relatively new experiment and it is difficult to say how successful it has so far been until a full impact report is completed.
A spokesman for Lenders could not explain why Satyam was given Victorian taxpayer dollars despite the GIIF
The vast majority of required notifications to the GIIF
are sent through a newly developed electronic reporting system.
Craig Churchill, team leader of the International Labour Organisation s Impact Insurance Facility, GIIF
s implementing partner on its Index Insurance Forum initiative said, We believe the online platform will serve as an important tool to distill and highlight the lessons learned through GIIF
s recently launched community of practice.
Supported by the European Union, Netherlands and Japan, GIIF
has enabled several hundreds of thousands of farmers in emerging markets across Sub-Saharan Africa, Asia Pacific and other regions access index-insurance products and reduce the losses arising from weather-related risks since its inception in 2009.
is an innovative program managed by IFC and jointly implemented with the World Bank.