Kate Rinehart-Smit

Kate Rinehart-Smit is an associate for Cenfri’s risk portfolio that works with regulators, development partners and industry to advance insurance sector development in sub-Saharan Africa. She is particularly interested in how insurance can play a broader role in economic development, the application of behavioural science to encourage the uptake and sustained usage of financial products, how to create innovative business models and the role of the financial sector in climate risk adaptation.

Prior to Cenfri, Kate worked as a programme coordinator for Truelift in Washington, DC. Before that, she worked at Seva Mandir, a grassroots NGO in India and at Casscells and Associate, a health consulting firm in Washington, DC.

She holds a bachelor’s in international studies with a focus on Africa from Southern Methodist University in Texas, a master’s in development studies from the University of Cape Town, as well as a certificate in design thinking from the Hasso Plattner Institute.

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