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Michiel B.

Location:

Laarbeek
Hometown: Best

Member since:

February 14, 2014

How are you involved in "open development"?

I'm involved in "open development" in multiple ways. Currently I support PharmAccess Foundation in their "road to IATI" but another area I am active in is microinsurance. I started The Microinsurance Open Source Initiative (MOSI) explores the possibility to create and promote open-source technologies to support existing and new microinsurance projects. The long-term goal is to offer market players the required technological tools in a “microinsurance app store” to cost-effectively serve large client segments at high service standards. The tools in the “microinsurance app store” would not only support core insurance business processes but also would cover for instance microinsurance training aspects where you can download tools for product development, premium calculation, managing operations and performance. In other words tools belonging to the whole microinsurance eco-system should become available at the “microinsurance app store”.

What do you hope to "get" or "learn"?

At the moment MOSI still is an initiative of a small group of like-minded people.I believe that the ideas I mentioned about MOSI (in how I'm involved in "open development") can only become successful if you start some sort of a movement. It seems Open for Change has been able to form such a movement, I want to learn how you have done that. Another aspect is IATI, at least some of you have got experience with IATI and I'd like to learn from your experience.

What would you offer to others?

The experience gained in Open for Change could play an active role in my working field. I believe microinsurance is a tool to reduce poverty and microinsurance is booming in the South, the microinsurance field needs people like you and I would be happy to share my experience with you and link you with those who could use your experience!

Introduction

I am a freelance consultant and my focus areas are standardisation, data collection,communica­tion, MIS. In many cases proprietary technologies are out of reach for those organisations I work with.My hope is that OpenforChange can help in this matter.


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