“Right people with right decisions” a key decision of Noël Alain Olivier Mekulu Mvondo Akame has once again brought honor and international recognition to the NSIF.
This comes on the hills of the publication of results of the 2014/2015 session of the Quatrain Africa Executive Masters of Science Degree in Social Protection Financing. The Senate of the University of Mauritius in her 583rd (Special) Meeting held on the 17th of July 2015, awarded the Degree of Master of Science in Social Protection Financing of the University of Mauritius with a DISTINCTION (First class) to the NSIF candidate, Paul Mondoa Ngomba, among academic peers from Benin, Ethiopia, Ghana, Lesotho, Mauritius, Rwanda, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Paul Mondoa Ngomba returns home with improved knowledge and advanced skills in social policy design and implementation, with key competence in the areas of long term financial planning and actuarial valuations, where he culminated studies with a thesis on the topic “The need and Financial Affordability of Alternative Social Protection Strategies in Cameroon; A 2015-2035 Actuarial Simulation”.
The Executive Masters of Science in Social Protection Financing is a one year training programme instituted by the ILO through Quatrain Africa and financed by the Federal Republic of Germany. It is aimed at strengthening the financial governance of social protection schemes in Africa, and focuses on improving the capacities of national policymakers, administrators, and financial specialists responsible for the financial planning and management of social protection schemes. The expected outcomes are the strengthening of the sustainability of the social protection schemes already in place, their improvement in the future, the development of financially sustainable and well-managed new schemes where gaps now exist, and, as a consequence, the long-term reduction of poverty and the enhancement of welfare in African countries.
Quatrain Africa encompasses several interventions, directed to different target groups (policymakers and tripartite partners, managers, financial specialists). The most significant of the interventions in terms of achieving the expected outcomes just described is the establishment of an Executive Masters of Science in Social Protection Financing (Executive Masters’ Programme) in Africa through a partnership between the ILO and the University of Mauritius. The Executive Masters Programme is patterned after similar successful programmes at Maastricht University in the Netherlands (Maastricht Graduate School of Governance) and the Université de Lausanne in Switzerland (Hautes Etudes Commerciales) with which the ILO is already partnered.
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