• 15th-18th November 2021

  • The Signature Event will be an opportunity to strengthen knowledge on inclusive social security, specifically targeted at the MENA region.

    Training and Networking 15-16th November
     

    Join us for interactive sessions led by experienced trainers that offer exposure to evidence-based policy solutions for building inclusive lifecycle social security systems in the MENA context.

    The event also offers the opportunity to grow your network with important regional stakeholders and discuss the future of social security in the region.

    We welcome the participation of civil society organisations, social protection experts and other stakeholders in the first part of our signature event.
    Register here to participate in the event online or to join the in-person sessions in Tunis and Amman.


    National Workshops and Meetings 17-18th November

    Building on the ideas presented during the 2-day training, these country-specific workshops in Amman, Beirut and Tunis provide an opportunity to apply the concepts learnt and engage with national experts and CSOs in active dialogue around specific reform strategies and proposals that are relevant for the local context.
    Register here to join the in-person sessions in Amman and Tunis on 17th November or Beirut on 18th November.

    سيكون الحدث الرئيسي فرصة لتعزيز المعرفة حول الضمان الاجتماعي الشامل، الذي يستهدف بشكل خاص منطقة الشرق الأوسط وشمال إفريقيا

    التدريب والتشبيك 15-16 نوفمبر

     انضموا إلينا لحضورجلسات تفاعلية يقودها مدربون متمرسون للتعرف على حلول سياسية قائمة على الأدلة لبناء أنظمة ضمان اجتماعي شاملة مدى الحياة في سياق منطقة الشرق الأوسط وشمال إفريقيا.

    يوفر الحدث أيضًا فرصة لتنمية شبكتكم مع أصحاب المصلحة الإقليميين المهمين ومناقشة مستقبل الضمان الاجتماعي في المنطقة.

    نرحب بمشاركة منظمات المجتمع المدني وخبراء الحماية الاجتماعية وأصحاب المصلحة الآخرين في الجزء الأول من حدثنا الرئيسي.

    سجلوا هنا للمشاركة في الحدث عبر الإنترنت أو للانضمام إلى الجلسات الشخصية في تونس وعمان.

    ورش العمل والاجتماعات الوطنية 17-18 نوفمبر

    بناءً على الأفكار المقدمة خلال يومين التدريب ، توفر ورش العمل الخاصة بكل بلد في عمان وبيروت وتونس فرصة لتطبيق المفاهيم التي تم تعلمها والمشاركة مع الخبراء الوطنيين ومنظمات المجتمع المدني في حوار نشط حول استراتيجيات ومقترحات إصلاح محددة ذات صلة للسياق المحلي.

    سجلوا هنا للانضمام إلى الجلسات الشخصية في عمان وتونس يوم 17 نوفمبر أو بيروت في 18 نوفمبر.

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    A selection of resources relating to social security in MENA.
    If you would like to contribute to our gallery wall, please send your video or publication to
    isspf-mena@developmentpathways.co.uk

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    TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR INCLUSIVE SOCIAL SECURITY POLICY FORUM NETWORKING SITE
    
    1	Introduction
    The Inclusive Social Security Policy Forum (ISSPF) networking platform is hosted and run by Development Pathways Ltd., a company registered in England & Wales under company registration number 07408331, whose registered is at First Floor Marlesfield House, 114-116 Main Road, Sidcup, London, England, DA14 6NG (we or our).
    
    If you wish to use this site, you must agree to the legal terms and conditions as stated below.
    
    By using this ISSPF platform, you are agreeing to be legally bound by and comply with these terms of use, which shall take effect from your first use of the ISSPF platform.  
    
    If these Terms and Conditions are not accepted in full, you will not be authorised to use the ISSPF platform, and your use of the ISSPF platform must be terminated immediately.
    
    You will defend, indemnify, and hold harmless Development Pathways Ltd., their employees and agents, from any and all claims, liabilities, damages, losses, or expenses, including legal costs, arising out of or in connection with any breach by you of these Terms and Conditions.
    
    The ISSPF platform is only available to those over 18 years of age.
    
    Each user account must only be used by a single individual, and that individual must use the same whenever they access the ISSPF site.  Group accounts or other sharing of accounts is not permitted.
    
    By accepting these Terms and Conditions, you agree that you are over 18 years old and that you will review the Terms and Conditions periodically.
    
    
    
    
    2	Copyright Notice
    •	All materials on ISSPF are the copyright of Development Pathways Ltd., or third parties. We and our licensors reserve all our intellectual property rights (including, but not limited to, all copyright, trademarks, domain names, design rights, database rights, patents, and all other intellectual property rights of any kind) whether registered or unregistered anywhere in the world. This means, for example, that we remain owners of them and are free to use them as we see fit.
    •	You may view the content of this site on screen, but you may not copy, reproduce, republish, download, post, broadcast, transmit or otherwise use ISSPF content in any way except for non-commercial, personal, or educational use, and then only if you do not remove or modify any trademark, copyright or other notice displayed as part of the content.
    •	You also agree to not adapt, alter, or create a derivative work from any of ISSPF content except for non-commercial, personal, or educational use, and then only if you do not remove or modify any trademark, copyright, or other notice displayed as part of the content. Any other use of ISSPF content requires prior written permission.
    •	The names, images and logos identifying ISSPF or any other third parties referred to on ISSPF and their products and services are subject to copyright, design rights or trademark rights. These trademarks may not be reproduced without the consent of the relevant owners.
    •	Nothing contained in these terms shall be construed as conferring any licence or right to use any trademark, design right or copyright of ISSPF or any other third party.
    •	ISSPF reserves all rights not expressly granted in accordance with these Terms and Conditions.
    
    3	Registration, Accounts and User Details
    •	Account eligibility: you must be 18 years and over and have a legitimate professional interest in social protection. 
    •	Account registration process: to join, you must submit a form on the website which asks for the following:
    o	Name
    o	Job title
    o	Organisation
    o	Country of residence
    o	Reasons for joining
    o	Areas of interest
    o	Email address
    o	This information may be used in the network profiles once the network starts.
    •	Only a single individual is permitted to use the account which will be registered in your name.
    •	Group accounts or other sharing accounts are not permissible.
    •	Only you can use your account.
    •	Misuse must be reported.
    •	Log in passwords must be kept confidential and you are responsible for password loss.
    •	Profile information must be accurate and kept up to date.
    •	We are not obliged to permit anyone to register with ISSPF and we may refuse, terminate, or suspend registration to anyone at any time.
    •	Any personal information you provide to use as part of the registration proceed will be proceed in accordance with our privacy policy available at [INSERT LINK TO PRIVACY NOTICE].
    
    4	Use of the ISSPF platform
    •	We make no promise that the ISSPF platform is appropriate or available for use in locations outside of the UK. If you choose to access the ISSPF platform from locations outside the UK, you acknowledge you do so at your own initiative and are responsible for compliance with local laws where they apply.
    •	‘Content’ refers to material including, without limitation, publications, texts, webinars, video, audio files, graphics, articles, blog posts or other materials on the ISSPF platform, whether a copyright of Development Pathways Ltd or a third party.
    •	We do not warrant that the functions contained on the ISSPF platform will be uninterrupted or error-free, that defects will be corrected, or that this site or the server that makes it available, are free of viruses or bugs or represents the full functionality, accuracy and reliability of the content.
    •	No data transmission over the internet can be guaranteed to be fully secure. Therefore, any information sent by email or submitted through the ISSPF platform is at your own risk.
    •	Any content provided by or through ISSPF is provided ‘as it is’ without any representations or any form of warranty (whether made expressly or implied by law).
    •	All implied warranties, terms and conditions of satisfactory quality, fitness for purpose, non-infringement, compatibility, security, and accuracy, or otherwise, are excluded to the extent permitted by law.
    •	Any third-party provider content is provided ‘as it is’ and to the extent permitted by law, neither the relevant third-party provider nor ISSPF make any representations or warranties, express or implied, of any kind concerning such content.
    •	To the extent permitted by law, ISSPF will not be liable for any damages and direct, indirect, or consequential losses, including, any damages arising from the use or loss of use of ISSPF or the loss of data or profits, whether in contract, negligence or other tortuous action, arising from or in connection with the use of ISSPF or any content provided by or through ISSPF whether suffered or incurred by you or any third party.
    •	ISSPF contains links to other websites.  These links are provided for your convenience, and we have no control over such websites, nor are we responsible for their content.
    •	The ISSPF Privacy Policy does not extend to any websites that can be accessed from the ISSPF platform. The inclusion of these links on ISSPF does not imply endorsement of any material on those websites, or any association with their operators, unless otherwise stated.  We cannot guarantee the security of these sites, the operation of the links or that they will be virus-free.
    •	Your use of any third-party websites is at your own risk and subject to their respective terms and conditions and privacy policies.
    •	ISSPF may not be used in part or in full for commercial purposes without prior licence.
    •	You agree to use ISSPF for lawful purposes only and in a way that does not infringe the rights of, nor restrict or inhibit anyone else’s use and enjoyment of ISSPF.
    •	The ISSPF platform is provided by us to you free of change for information purposes only.
    •	We are not liable to you if we fail to comply with these terms and conditions because of circumstances beyond our reasonable control including, but not limited to, strikes, lockouts or other industrial disputes; breakdown of systems or network access; flood, fire, explosion or accident; epidemics or pandemics.
    
    5	Information or Contributions Provided to ISSPF
    •	When you are invited to submit any contribution to ISSPF (including any text, photographs, graphics, video or audio) you agree, by submitting your contribution, to grant ISSPF a perpetual, royalty-free, non-exclusive, sub-licensable right and licence to reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, perform, play, make available to the public, and exercise all copyright and publicity rights with respect to your contribution worldwide and/or to incorporate your contribution in other works in any media now known or later developed for the full term of any rights that may exist in your contribution, and in accordance with privacy restrictions set out in ISSPF’s privacy policy.
    •	If you do not want to grant ISSPF the rights set out above, please do not submit your contribution.
    •	Any contribution must be: your own original work and lawfully submitted; and, factually accurate or your own genuinely held belief.
    •	Contributions must be civil and tasteful.  They must not contain any unlawful or objectionable content and they must not infringe the law.
    •	You agree that ISSPF shall not be responsible for your or anyone else’s contributions to its platform or any form of social media.
    •	We reserve
    •	 the absolute right to delete or modify any material posted onto ISSPF platform, without notice to the user.
    •	Should you identify contributions that are unlawful, distasteful, or otherwise objectionable, then please contact the ISSPF team on the following email:
    isspf-mena@developmentpathways.co.uk 
    •	You may create a link to the ISSPF platform from another website without our prior written consent provided no such link:
    a)	creates a frame or any other browser or border environment around the content of the ISSPF platform;
    b)	implies that we endorse your products or services or any of the products or services of, or available through, the website on which you place a link to the ISSPF platform;
    c)	displays any of the trademarks or logos used on the ISSPF platform without our permission or that of the owner of such trademarks or logos; or
    d)	is placed on a website that itself breaches these terms and conditions.
    •	We reserve the right to require you to remove any link to the ISSPF platform immediately at any time, and you shall immediately comply with any request by us to remove any such link.
    
    6	Misuse of ISSPF Platform
    You agree to not do the following:
    a)	defame, abuse, harass, stalk, threaten or otherwise violate the legal, moral, or human rights of others (such as rights of privacy and publicity);
    b)	publish, post, distribute or disseminate any defamatory, infringing, obscene, indecent, or unlawful material or information
    c)	upload or attach files that contain software or other material protected by intellectual property laws (or by rights of privacy or confidence) unless the user owns or controls the rights thereto or has received all necessary consents
    d)	upload or attach files that contain viruses, corrupted files, or any other similar software or programmes that may damage the operation of another's computer
    e)	delete any author attributions, legal notices or proprietary designations or labels in any file that is uploaded
    f)	falsify the origin or source of software or other material contained in a file that is uploaded
    g)	use the platform to commit fraud, spread malware, or other illegal activities
    h)	use the platform to systematically gather data for direct marketing purposes
    i)	advertise or offer to sell any goods or services, or conduct or forward surveys, contests, or chain letters, or
    j)	download any file posted by another user that the user knows, or reasonably ought to know, cannot be legally distributed in such manner.
    
    7	Law and Jurisdiction
    These Terms and Conditions shall be governed by the laws of England and Wales and the parties irrevocably agree that the courts of England and Wales shall have exclusive jurisdiction to settle any disputes or claim, save where specific terms and conditions of use on any linked platform or specific sections of ISSPF provide for a separate governing law and jurisdiction, in which case the latter shall apply.
    
    8	Variation
    •	If there is any conflict between these terms and any rules and/or specific terms and conditions of use appearing on linked platforms or specific sections of ISSPF, then the latter shall prevail.
    •	We reserve the right to modify these terms and conditions periodically at our  discretion, and will notify you at any time by posting changes online.  It is your responsibility to check these terms and conditions from time to time to verify such variations. 
    •	Your continued use of ISSPF, after any modifications have been posted, means you agree to be legally bound by these updated and/or amended terms.
    
    9	Cancellation and Suspension of Account
    •	We reserve the right to cancel an account due to the breach of these Terms and Conditions.
    •	We will cancel unused accounts.
    •	The user has the right to cancel the use of their ISSPF account at any time.
    
    
    
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    PRIVACY POLICY FOR INCLUSIVE SOCIAL SECURITY POLICY FORUM
    The Inclusive Social Security Policy Forum (ISSPF) networking platform is hosted and run by Development Pathways Ltd.  
    We, at Development Pathways Ltd., respect your right to privacy.
    This Privacy Policy applies to your use of the ISSPF site and any relevant sites on www.developmentpathways.co.uk you may use. It tells you what to expect when we collect personally identifiable information about you, and what your rights are concerning the collection of your information.  It is provided in accordance with our obligations under the UK Data Protection Act 2018 and the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). 
    We will not collect any personally identifiable information about you unless it is in response to you using our website or actively registering for one of our online training products. The security of your personally identifiable information is extremely important to us. We care about how your personal data is used and want to assure you that your personal information is collected responsibly and carefully.  
    This Privacy Policy will explain what personal data is collected, the reason we collect it and how we use it.
    Please be assured that Development Pathways does not sell, rent or otherwise distribute any user’s personal data to third parties.
    Please review this Privacy Policy carefully.  This should be read alongside the Terms and Conditions. Unless otherwise defined, the terms used have the same meaning as the Terms.
    By agreeing to register an account with the ISSPF platform, you are accepting our Privacy Policy and agreeing with the lawful use of your personal data.
    If you do not accept and agree with this Privacy Policy, then you must refrain from using our site immediately.
    1	INFORMATION ABOUT US
    In the Privacy Policy, references to ‘we’ or ‘us’ are to Development Pathways Limited, a company incorporated in England and Wales, Company number 07408331, whose registered office is at First Floor, Marlesfield House, 114-116, Main Road, Sidcup, DA14 6NG, United Kingdom.
    2	DEFINITIONS AND INTERPRETATION
    2.1	“Personal Data” means any and all data that relates to an identifiable person who can be directly or indirectly identified from that data. In this case, it means personal data that you give to us via our site and registration form. This definition shall, where applicable, incorporate the definitions provided in the UK Data Protection Act 2018 and EU Regulation 2016/679 – the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”); and
    2.2	“We/Us/Our” refers to Development Pathways Limited. 
    
    3	WHAT DOES THIS POLICY COVER?
    3.1	This Privacy Policy applies to your use of Development Pathways’ online training course. It tells you what to expect when we collect personally identifiable information about you, and what your rights are concerning the collection of your information. It is provided in accordance with our obligations under the UK Data Protection Act 2018 and the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
    3.2	Our online training site may contain links to other websites. Please note that we may have no control over how your data is collected, stored, or used by other websites and we advise you to check the privacy policies and cookie policies of any such websites, before providing your personal data to them.
    
    4	COLLECTION AND USE OF DATA
    When you register with ISSPF, we are required to collect information from you.  This information will never be published or shared with third parties. We will make you aware of the Privacy Policy and Cookies Policy, as part of the Terms and Conditions, to which you will be asked to agree. 
    
    1.	Personal information:
    Data Collected:	Contact information: name and email address	
    How we use the data: It will only be used for our own communication and statistical purposes. 
    Data Collected: It will be used to send email notifications and updates related to ISSPF. 
    We may also contact you to share your opinions and experiences of ISSPF and well as for marketing, internal marketing research purposes and providing and managing your access to our site.
    Data Collected: Photos or videos	
    How we use the data: As part of the communication of Development Pathways’ work, we may use imagery and videos in which some individuals may be identifiable. You would have given explicit consent for this. 
    Data Collected: Data relating to your use of our website 
    How we use the data: Business or company or organisation name; country of operations; job title could be provided which could be used for personalising and tailoring our products and services to you. 
    This information collected may be used in profiles for the network:
    Information provided for correspondence	•	Such as country of residence and email address.  
    •	Only internal staff involved with ISSPF will use this information and only when necessary.  
    •	With your permission and/or, where permitted by law, we may also use your data for marketing purposes which may include contacting you by email with information, news and offers on our products and services. 
    •	We will not send you any unsolicited marketing or spam and will take all reasonable steps to ensure that we fully protect your rights and comply with our obligations under the GDPR and the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003.
    •	Providing information or educational material.
    2.	 Non-personally identifiable information: our registration platform, Strikingly, uses web beacons to produce reports on behaviour, in relation to the registration forms we provide, including IP addresses.  This information does not identify you and will be used internally only, including, and not limited to the analysis of location. Also, when you register with the ISSPF site, analytical or performance cookies collect certain information related to you, such as the Internet Protocol address used, your navigation through the site and device and browser used.
    
    5	LAWFUL BASIS FOR PROCESSING YOUR DATA
    The law on data protection allows us to process your data for certain reasons only. In the main, we process your data in order to comply with a legal requirement or in order to effectively manage the networking site or to improve our services.
    Activity requiring your data	                Lawful basis
    Use of your personal information 	•	Necessary to perform our obligations to manage the networking site.
    •	Also necessary, in order to ensure we deliver a high level of service through ongoing communications and responses.
    •	Track and ensure the site is functioning according to Ts and Cs.
    •	Carry out internal market research and business development.
    Sending marketing and promotional communications from Development Pathways only.	•	Only where we have explicit consent to collect, store, and use your information for this purpose.
    
    6	RETENTION PERIODS
    We retain personal data we collect from you while you are registered with our platform and have not requested to be taken off the site. We only retain your personal data where we have an ongoing legitimate business need to do so. 
    We do not keep your personal data for any longer than is necessary, in relation to the reason(s) for which it was first collected. 
    Data will therefore be retained for the following periods (or its retention will be determined on the following bases):
    •	As long as you remain on any mailing lists
    •	As required by law.
    When we have no ongoing legitimate business need to process your personal information or you have requested to be taken off the mailing list, we will delete your personal data.
    7	STORAGE AND SECURITY OF DATA
    All stored data is safeguarded using our organisation’s secure server. We use technical and organisational measures including using accounts and a server that is protected through strong passwords and multi-factor authentication. We will hold your data only for the period necessary to fulfil the purposes outlined in this privacy policy or until you request that the data be deleted. In relation to images, these will be retained for as long as is necessary to communicate the project to which they relate, only with the consent of any individuals who may be identifiable. 
    
    8	EMAILS AND PERSONAL DATA
    In relation to emails to and from ISSPF, if you receive any confidential information accidentally or you have reason to believe that there has been a breach of personal data, please contact the isspf-mena@developmentpathways.co.uk    or    Data Compliance Officer.
    9	MORE INFORMATION AND YOUR RIGHTS
    You may have the following data protection rights:
    •	To access, correct, update or request deletion of your Personal Information. Development Pathways takes reasonable steps to ensure that the data we collect is reliable for its intended use, accurate, complete, and up to date. 
    
    •	You may contact us directly at any time about accessing, correcting, updating or deleting your Personal Information, or altering your data, by emailing us at 
    isspf-mena@developmentpathways.co.uk
    •	We will consider your request in accordance with applicable laws.
    •	In addition, if you are a resident of the EEA, you can object to processing of your Personal Information, ask us to restrict processing of your Personal Information or request portability of your Personal Information. Again, you can exercise these rights by emailing us at isspf-mena@developmentpathways.co.uk
    •	You have the right to complain to a data protection authority about our collection and use of your Personal Information. For more information, please contact your local data protection authority. Contact details for data protection authorities in the EEA are available here.
    •	You may access our site without providing any data at all. However, to use all features and functions available on our site you may be required to submit or allow for the collection of certain data.
    •	In addition, you can choose to disable Cookies in your Internet browser, by changing the default settings in your Internet browser. For further details, please consult the help menu in your Internet browser and/or refer to aboutcookies.org, which also provides more information generally on Cookies.
    •	And if you no longer wish to be contacted by email, please contact us directly to update or delete your data, by email isspf-mena@developmentpathways.co.uk
    
    
    10	UPDATING THIS PRIVACY POLICY
    We may update or amend this Privacy Policy from time to time, to comply with the law, in accordance with best practice in our industry, or to meet our changing business requirements. Any updates or amendments will be posted on our site. By continuing to access our site, use the online courses and/or content , you will be deemed to have accepted the Privacy Policy as amended at the time of your access and use. We, therefore, recommend you check this page regularly.
    This Privacy Policy was last updated on 9th August 2021
    
    
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