The ISSA Social Security Virtual Summit for the Americas will take place on 3 December 2020, under the theme “Towards a new normal: Challenges and opportunities”.
The virtual summit will be an opportunity to take stock of the dynamic social security responses to COVID-19 and assessing the lessons learnt and the long-term challenges. Senior experts and representatives of social security institutions and international organizations will gather virtually to review crisis responses and analyse the long-term repercussions of the pandemic.
The ISSA’s online Coronavirus Monitor provides information on how social security contributes to addressing the economic and social consequences of the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis and includes videos and presentations of webinars, news and analysis, a database of country measures and a COVID-19 news monitor.
Through a number of COVID-19 webinars, representatives from ISSA member organizations around the world, and in particular in the Americas, have shared on issues such as adapting to new realities, maintaining access to services, online services, process automation, assisting vulnerable people, tackling error, evasion and fraud, fighting fraud with analytics, adapting internal processes, tackling transitions, operational measures, and communication in times of crisis.
The ISSA Social Security Virtual Summit for the Americas will build on the experiences from the region, and will also take a global view in order to share experiences across regions. The event will therefore be open to ISSA members worldwide.
In view of the continued impact of the coronavirus pandemic the ISSA Regional Social Security Forum (RSSF) for the Americas that was scheduled to take place on Dec 2nd-4th has been postponed to December 2021.
More information will be announced in due time on the event page: