ISSA Academy workshop: Good governance, strategic planning and risk management

9–11 October 2018 | BanjulGambia


ISSA Academy workshop: Good governance, strategic planning and risk management

9–11 October 2018 | BanjulGambia

How can risk management be made part of an organization’s culture? How can the board and management promote such a culture? 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.

Guidelines: ISSA Guidelines on Good Governance.

Region: Open primarily to social security professionals from ISSA member organizations in Africa.

Language: English.

What are the goals of the workshop?
This workshop provides practical hands-on support for professionals of social security administrations related to good governance, strategic planning and risk management.

Using the ISSA Guidelines on Good Governance as reference and under the supervision of an accredited expert, this workshop aims to offer insights on how the principles of accountability, transparency, predictability, participation and dynamism can nurture a culture of risk management to maximize value, optimize performance and minimize vulnerabilities.

The participants will exchange knowledge and experiences during the three days of the workshop. Together with colleagues from different institutions and countries, you will explore solutions and strategies.

How can you participate?
When you register, you will be asked to fill out the online form “Issues to be addressed”. In this form, you are asked to write down the challenges you and your organization are facing related to good governance, focussing on risk management and strategic planning. The content of the workshop will be shaped by the issues the participants provide.

During the workshop, the participants will develop key takeaway messages together with possible strategies. This approach enables the participants to develop ideas and measures to respond to the challenges outlined in their “Issues to be addressed” form.

Each member organization may send no more than two participants to the workshop. A workshop needs a minimum of 12 participants and will accommodate no more than 18 participants.


There is no registration fee. Costs for travel, accommodation and meals are to be covered by your institution.

ISSA Guidelines on Good Governance

The first part of the ISSA Guidelines on Good Governance outlines the five principles of good governance for the board and management. The second part offers practical guidance on the nine core areas of common concern to social security institutions: strategic planning; operational risk management; internal audit of operations; actuarial soundness; enforcing the prudent principle in investment management; prevention and control of corruption and fraud; service standards; human resources; and information and communication technology (ICT) infrastructure.

This workshop will bring to bear the five principles of governance on the critical area of risk management.

The ISSA Academy

The ISSA Academy offers the member institutions capacity building and development opportunities for their professionals based on the ISSA Guidelines. The ISSA Guidelines are professional standards for social security administrations on 12 core areas in social security administration.

The ISSA Academy aims to improve and innovate the performance of the member institutions by using the ISSA Guidelines as references to benchmark their systems, methods and practices.

The ISSA Academy consists of workshops, diploma training courses and tailor-made courses, all based on the ISSA Guidelines.