The Agricultural Insurance Working Group (AIWG) chaired by Mr. Kheedhej Anansiriprapha of TGIA, under the ASEAN Natural Disaster Research and Works Sharing (ANDREWS) Committee chaired by Mr. Heddy Agus Pritasa of PT. Reasuransi Maipark Indonesia, organized the ASEAN Agricultural Insurance Workshop and Field Trip on 1 – 3 December 2022 in Bangkok and Roi Et Province.
On 1st of December 2022, participants of the workshop gathered at the new TGIA Headquarters in Sukhumvit Road, Phra Khanong. The event started with greetings from Mr. Kheedhej who guided the participants throughout the programme and welcome remarks from Mr. Anon Vangvasu, President of TGIA. It was followed by a message of appreciation from Mr. Heddy.
The focus of the workshop was for the representatives of the ASEAN member states to learn from the successful implementation of the Thailand Rice Insurance Top-Up Scheme, which is, a Public-Private Partnership initiative, with the cooperation of Thai General Insurance Association (TGIA) together with the Fiscal Policy Office of the Ministry of Finance; Department of Agriculture Extension (DOAE), Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives; Office of Insurance Commission (OIC); and Bank for Agriculture and Agricultural Cooperatives (BAAC).
Speakers also came from the Thaicom Public Company Limited, Aon Reinsurance Solutions, Swiss Reinsurance Company Limited, Munich Reinsurance Company.
On 2nd of December, 2022, the members of AIWG and other participants, traveled to Roi-Et Province for a field trip study to witness for themselves TGIA’s pilot project on the demonstration of Rice-Loss Assessment from DOAE at the Rahjamangala University of Technology Isan (RMUTI) and TGIA Groundwater Bank Project at Suwunnaphum District. The Community Water Resources Management Project for a balanced and sustainable water supply is TGIA’s corporate social responsibility initiative.
TGIA Groundwater Bank at Roi-Et Province was adopted from a revered Buddhist Monk and TGIA’s cooperation with the Nithetsatsanakun Water Institute now on its 3rd year of development which has been expanded to the 3rd phase with 7,126 opened and closed ground water banks that reduced flooding and drought covering around 85,608 acres (around 10%) of “Thung Kula Rong Hai” areas, which is the driest areas in Thailand.