Dr. Irene Isaka

Secretary General, East and Central Africa Social Security Association, Tanzania

Irene Isaka (Ph.D) is currently working as Secretary General for East and Central Africa Social Security Association (ECASSA). Before this appointment Dr. Isaka worked as a Lecturer under the Department of Social Protection and Actuarial Studies at the Institute of Finance Management (IFM). Isaka also worked as Director General of Social Security Regulatory Authority (SSRA) following the appointment by the President of the United Republic of Tanzania in 2010. Under this capacity, Isaka was able to set up systems and processes for the newly established Authority; harmonization of Legal and Regulatory Framework of social security sector in 2012; parametric reforms in 2014 and merging of Pension Funds in 2018. She also served as the chairperson of East African Pension Regulators.

Before the appointment to work with SSRA, Isaka worked with Standard Bank (Stanbic Bank Tanzania) as the Country Head of International Development Group (IDG), Non-Banking Financial Institutions (NBFIs) & the Public Sector.

Dr. Isaka holds a a Master of Arts Degree in Economics Specialized in Econometrics and Monetary Economics and a Doctor of Philosophy in Economics from the University of Dar-Es-Salaam, Tanzania.


Global Forum for Work Injury Insurance

The Global Forum for Work Injury Insurance provides a platform for representatives of occupational accident insurance or workers’ compensation schemes to discuss a number of global challenges that occupational accident insurance systems are facing today, such as the impact of technological progress in the areas of prevention and rehabilitation. This platform will open the opportunity to exchange information, to present good practice approaches and to formulate joint positions. 

In Europe, Asia and North America there are already regular meetings and conferences at the regional level that have begun to link with each other. Complementing the activities of ISSA Technical Commission on Insurance against Employment Accidents and Occupational Diseases and the Special Commission on Prevention, this integrated platform provides an added global value for occupational accident insurance systems. 

The Global Forum will be accessible for regional accident insurances associations and fora, international bodies and ISSA member institutions. 

Mr. Marcelo Abi-Ramia Caetano, International Social Security Association, Switzerland
Dr. Mohammed Azman Aziz Mohammed, Social Security Organisation (SOCSO), Malaysia
Mr. Felipe Bunster Echenique, Mutual de Seguridad, Chile
Mr. Ron Dressler, Utah Labor Commission Division of Industrial Accidents, United States of America
Dr. Edlyn Höller, German Social Accident Insurance (DGUV), Germany
Dr. Stefan Hussy, German Social Accident Insurance (DGUV), Germany
Dr. Irene Isaka, East and Central Africa Social Security Association, Tanzania

Live : 23/09/2021 - 07:50 EDT - 09:00 EDT
Rerun : 23/09/2021 - 17:50 EDT - 19:00 EDT