The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) shut down its activities in December 2020 at the end of its mandate. The administrative closure of the Centre was completed in November 2021.

Ms Rahab Kariuki

Managing Director at ACRE Africa

As the Managing Director at ACRE Africa, the brand name for Agriculture and Climate Risk Enterprise (ACRE), Rahab heads a team of over 30 dynamic and diverse professionals all with one common goal: to provide innovative insurance solutions to farmers across Africa.

Ms Rahab Kariuki

Biography

Rahab Kariuki the Managing Director of ACRE Africa is a self-starter and seasoned professional in the field of insurance with a clear passion for micro insurance-based solutions. Rahab has been with the company since 2009. She has twelve years experience in insurance, five of which are in Agricultural Insurance. Her apt ability in problem-solving and negotiation skills was key in piloting and roll out of the UAP-Syngenta Foundation Kilimo Salama project and the transition of this project to the for-profit company ACRE Africa.

Rahab leads the development of the Company's business (agricultural weather index) and image and builds strategic partnership with local regulators, insurers, clients, administrators and key influencers.

Under the 5-year UAP-Syngenta Foundation Kilimo Salama project, Rahab was involved in crop insurance product design & execution, market research, stakeholder management and key account management.

Therefore, in 2013, when the project transitioned to the for-profit company, ACRE Africa, Rahab’s role as the Managing Director was a natural fit. She takes the lead role in building strategic partnership with local regulators, insurers, clients, administrators and key influencers. Her passion is to reach African farmers with ACRE Africa’s insurance products and solutions in order to strengthen their resilience against unpredictable catastrophes.

Rahab is an Insurance Institute of Kenya Fellow, holder of a 2012 GSBI Fellow, a first class honour B.Sc Agriculture Education & Extension from Nairobi University and is currently pursuing her MBA.

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  1. Jun 29

    Connecting agricultural insurance to meet farmers’ needs – success stories and lessons

    Weather-based insurance has the potential to benefit farmers by assisting them to withstand the effects of climate change. Through the provision of an insurance cover against erratic weather, farmers can be protected against food insecurity and hunger. Pilot projects on insurance have been implemented in different forms by a number of actors in various geographical areas. Some successes have be…
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