ISSA Webinar: Ageing populations and social security – Actuarial strategies

14. November 2023 | Virtual

ISSA Webinar: Ageing populations and social security – Actuarial strategies

14. November 2023 | Virtual

Tuesday 14 November 2023, 11:30–12:45 (UTC/GMT+1 or CET)

Languages: Simultaneous interpretation in English, French and Spanish (Simultaneous interpretation – Frequently asked questions)

The world's demographics are undergoing a seismic shift, and understanding the actuarial perspective is vital for adapting social security systems to this new reality.

A growing number of countries, notably in Asia and in Europe, have undergone reforms of their social security systems in recent years, driven in part by increasing strains due to ageing populations. These reforms were all supported by the detailed reviews of actuaries, who were able to assess emerging data, forecast demographics and propose workable solutions.

Join us for this ISSA webinar that will present experiences from leading social insurance actuaries who will reveal the strategies designed to ensure the long-term financial viability of social security and provide insights into the evolving landscape of long-term benefit sustainability in countries with rapidly ageing populations.


Martin Lunnon Martin Lunnon, Independent Actuarial Expert, United Kingdom
Simon Brimblecombe Simon Brimblecombe, Chief Technical Adviser and Head, Regional Actuarial Services Unit, International Labour Organization, Thailand

This webinar will examine the following questions:

  • What are the key challenges posed by rapidly ageing populations and how are these challenges being addressed through reforms?
  • What can we learn from countries that have successfully reformed their social security systems in response to rapidly ageing populations?
  • How to strengthen the institutional capacity of traditional and emerging actuarial responsibility areas?
  • What are some applied examples of best practices in actuarial work?


  • Welcome by Marcelo Abi-Ramia Caetano, ISSA Secretary General
  • Technical introduction by ISSA
  • Case experience of the United Kingdom
  • Experiences from Asia
  • Q&A – Discussion
  • Conclusions
Feyaad Khan Moderated by Feyaad Khan, Senior Officer in Social Security, ISSA

Practical information

The webinar is open to delegates of ISSA member organisations and invited institutions without registration fee.