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This UNAJUA series opener featuring Nigerian insuretech founder Henry Mascot features in-trench perspectives about Africa' growing insurance industry. Henry offers insights about the dynamics of insurance adoption, elucidating how economic development plays a vital role in its adoption. Listen in to hear why Henry believes Africa's insurance industry is poised for rapid growth.

Henry Mascot is the founder and CEO of Curacel, a Pan-African insurance technology platform that uses artificial intelligence to power claims processing and fraud management. Henry was previously growth executive at Amplified Payment Systems (acquired by OneFi; formerly Carbon) and is an angel investor in the crypto trading platform, Roqqu. Curacel recently secured $450,000 in pre-seed funding, with Consonance Investment Managers and Atlantica Ventures being the two leading investors.

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RESEARCH PAPER: Africa’s Insurance Potential: Trends, Drivers, Opportunities and Strategies by Landry Signe (Policy Center For the New South)
ARTICLE: Africa’s insurance market is set for takeoff by Umar Bagus, François Jurd de Girancourt, Ra’ees Mahmood, and Qaizer Manji (McKinsey)
REPORT: Insurance industry in Africa - statistics & facts by Statista Research Department
ARTICLE: Insurance in Africa by PWC
ARTICLE: Unlocking new markets: Digital innovation in Africa’s insurance industry by Deloitte
ARTICLE: Africa Insurance Market: Industry Trends, Share, Size, Growth, Opportunity and Forecast 2021-2026 by IMARC Group
REPORT: Africa Insurance Barometer 2019 by Africa Insurance Organisation
VIDEO: Challenges facing Africa's Insurance Sector Business Africa by africanews
BLOG: 8 Challenges Threatening the Insurance Industry in 2020 by Coforge

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