SSRC UM HOSTS THIRD INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON SOCIAL PROTECTION 2017
Social Security Research Centre (SSRC), University of Malaya (UM) organised the Third International Conference on Social Protection (ICSP) on 10 and 11 October 2017 at the PJ Hilton, Petaling Jaya. Centered on the theme “Migration, Development and Social Welfare: Implications and New Insights”, this year’s conference aimed to develop an understanding of migration and social protection both at domestic and international level. Officiating the opening ceremony was Professor Dr. Noorsaadah Abd Rahman, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research & Innovation), UM.
Four keynote speakers were invited to share their insights at the two-day conference. They were Professor Dr. Naohiro Ogawa, SSRC’s current Holder of the Old Age Financial Protection Chair (OAFPC) and also Professor of Economics at the University of Tokyo; Professor Dr. Michael Cichon, an actuarial economist and former Director of the International Labour Organization (ILO) Social Security Department; Professor Dr. Robert Holzmann, a Distinguished Research Fellow of SSRC and Honorary Professor at the University of New South Wales; and Dr. Minsoo Lee, a senior economist of the Asian Development Bank, Manila.
The conference brought together academicians, researchers, policy makers, industry practitioners and other members of the international social protection community to discuss and deliberate on issues in relation to social protection and how it could adapt to emerging challenges.