The Academy on Social Security is the most comprehensive training package delivered by the International Training Centre of the ILO (ITCILO) in the field of social protection. The course will be offered online for the first time this year. Over six weeks, participants will have the opportunity to enhance their competences in giving advice and designing, managing, administering and supervising national social security schemes at a time when these are of vital importance in responding to the current global crisis. The e-Academy covers a wide range of cross-cutting social protection themes, such as extension, governance, financing and reform, adopting a blend of self-paced learning modules, interactive exercises and assessments, and webinars led by social security experts. Successful candidates will obtain a Certificate of Achievement and the course may also lead to the Diploma for Social Protection Analysts.
The course is designed for officials committed to furthering social protection systems with innovative, practical methods and techniques. More precisely, (1) managers, planners, advisers and professionals working in social security institutions, (2) policy-planners and officials of key ministries responsible for the development and monitoring of social protection systems, (3) representatives of the social partners involved in the governance of social security institutions, and (4) practitioners and consultants of UN agencies working in the field of social protection.