ISSA Liaison Office for West Africa

The ISSA Liaison Office for West Africa provides services to ISSA member organizations and collaborates with social security organizations in Benin, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Côte d'Ivoire, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone and Togo.

Photos: Zuorio, World Bank Photo Collection, Eric Cleves Kristensen, World Bank Photo Collection


To better serve the diverse needs and priorities of the Association's membership, more effective structures are being developed to ensure the successful targeting and delivery of ISSA's programme at the regional level by providing an optimum response to the priorities and challenges specific to the different regions/subregions.


The principal task of the Liaison Office is to enhance and increase the number and scope of activities in the region. The main method is through the organization of small scale, focused technical seminars with the two fold goal of contributing to the priority outcomes of the Association and providing platforms for in depth knowledge sharing on major issues facing countries in the region.


Each region/subregion which has adopted the new regional structure has established its own workplan formulated by a Steering Committee in close cooperation with the ISSA General Secretariat. The Steering Committee is made up of Chief Executive Officers from member organizations in each region/subregion whose work is guided by a chairperson selected by the committee.

Steering Committee members Steering Committee members

M. Denis Charles Kouassi
Social Insurance Institute - National Social Insurance Fund
Côte d'Ivoire

M. Dramane Diatema
National Social Security Fund
Mr John Ofori-Tenkorang
Social Security and National Insurance Trust
M. Malick Sankhon
National Social Security Fund
Mr Adebayo Somefun
Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund
Mr Joseph Sedu Mans Jr.
National Social Security and Insurance Trust
Sierra Leone

Key features Key features

Host organization
Social Insurance Institute - National Social Insurance Fund
Liaison Officer
M. Amed Bamba
Working language
Countries covered
Benin, Burkina Faso, Cabo Verde, Côte d'Ivoire, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau*, Liberia, Madagascar, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Togo.
(* No member organizations in this country at the present moment.)


Institution de prévoyance sociale - Caisse nationale de prévoyance sociale
Bureau de liaison de l’AISS pour l’Afrique de l’Ouest
24 avenue Lamblin Plateau 01 B.P. 317
CI- Abidjan 01
Côte d'Ivoire
T: +225 20 21 95 90
F: +225 20 21 97 71
Please note that all messages are processed by the ISSA General Secretariat in Geneva.

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