Social security policy makers from East and Central Africa are meeting in Diani Reef Hotel, Kwale County for a regional conference.
The two-day meeting runs under the theme “Fostering a culture of social protection through effective communication” and is attended by public social security institutions from the region.
East and Central Africa Social Security Association (ECASSA) is a Regional Membership Based Organization established in March, 2007 in Kigali, Rwanda with the mandate to foster cooperation and promote the development of social security in the region.
The Association works closely with governments, regional and international organizations and key stakeholders in promoting good governance and best practices in the management and administration of social security.
ECASSA’s chairman Hosea Kili said current membership comprises 21 social security institutions from Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi, Zambia, South Sudan, Zimbabwe and Djibouti.
He said this year marks the 12th ECASSA Social Protection Policy Makers Conference, hosted by the Kenya Social Security schemes (County Pension Fund (CPF), RBA, KPA Pension, Zamara, NSSF and NHIF).
Kili who is also the Group Managing Director CPF Financial Services was Wednesday, during a Council meeting which comprises CEO’s of all member schemes, elected as the incoming Chairperson of ECASSA.
This comes a few weeks after his election to the International Social Security Association Bureau, during the World Social Security Forum held in Brussels, Belgium.
Kili is also the chairman of the Association of Pension Administrators & Trustees of Kenya.
He said the ECASSA Policy makers Conference is a 2-day conference, and is held every year, with the aim of fostering a culture of social security among member countries, sharing best practices and feeding into government policies within the region.
He said in the face of rapid technological, demographic and economic changes innovative approaches are needed to meet key challenges of the social security sector.
By Hussein Abdullahi