Academy workshop: Actuarial work for social security
Are you undertaking or supervising actuarial work in the valuation of systems, determination of benefits, investment and risk management or reform of schemes? To exchange experiences and solutions on these important issues, join this ISSA Academy workshop and tap into the expertise of the ISSA and its member organizations.
ISSA Guidelines: ISSA-ILO Guidelines on Actuarial Work for Social Security
Region: Open primarily to ISSA member organizations from Africa
Language: English (Please note that a parallel workshop is organized in French)
Who can participate:
Qualified and trainee actuaries, those working in actuarial departments, managers responsible for the actuarial function, finance function and other senior managers from ISSA member organizations.
What are the specific goals of this Academy workshop?
To promote good practice in relation to actuarial work, to provide guidance for the procedures carried out by actuaries in their work and to support institutions in their governance procedures relating to actuarial work.
How to participate:
Your organization should be aware of the content of the ISSA-ILO Guidelines on Actuarial Work for Social Security and already be concerned by areas covered by them. To tailor the workshop to what you and your organization need, please submit a statement of purpose endorsed by your organization, using the online form provided by the ISSA.
How many can participate:
A member organization may send no more than two participants to a workshop. A workshop needs a minimum of 12 participants and will accommodate no more than 18 in order to have sufficient depth, diversity and time for exchange.
Why Academy workshops are different:
The content of the workshop is shaped by the challenges in the statements of purpose of the participants. The workshop will focus on learning and identifying options and alternative strategies by means of moderated exchanges as well as targeted inputs by a high-level ISSA accredited expert. As a concrete outcome of the workshops, participants will prepare a summary of key messages and learnings, and will identify solutions which are of particular relevance to their institutions. This will enable participants to develop plans and measures to respond to the specific challenges in their institutions, as outlined in their statements of purpose.
Is there a fee for participating in ISSA Academy workshops?
ISSA Academy workshops are open to all member institutions without a registration fee. In accordance with the Association's practice, travel, accommodation and meals of participants are to be covered by their respective institutions.
ISSA-ILO Guidelines on Actuarial Work for Social Security
The ISSA-ILO Guidelines on Actuarial Work for Social Security are written for actuaries and other social security professionals undertaking actuarial work for social security schemes, as well as social security institutions, policy-makers and other stakeholders overseeing or reviewing actuarial work. The objectives of these Guidelines are to provide guidance to these different stakeholders in their work as it relates to the planning, management, financing and provision of social security benefits. The guidelines are structured to provide a list of issues to consider and recommendations in the carrying out of these duties. These duties will vary according to the stakeholder concerned and may include performing actuarial calculations, providing or formulating policy advice, supervision, reporting, management and communication.
The ISSA Academy
The ISSA Academy provides practical training and hands-on support for social security administrations. The ISSA Academy workshops are a key element of the member support offered by the ISSA Centre for Excellence in Social Security Administration.