About the Foundation
The Muhanna Foundation, created in 1994, is a non-profit organization established in Switzerland with a sister organization in Beirut, Lebanon. It is dedicated to the promotion of continuing education for professionals involved in municipalities, social security, pensions, insurance industry, and supervision in actuarially under-developed countries, in general and in the Arab World & East Africa in particular.
The Foundation organizes conferences, seminars and trainings in a variety of fields including insurance, investment and governance on a regular basis in the region of its operation. Additionally, the Foundation runs three separate Diploma Programs, one in Municipal Administration and Finance, the second in Social Insurance and the third in Actuarial Techniques.
In its commitment to education, the Muhanna Foundation provides Awards and Scholarships in the fields of Actuarial Science and Mathematics to students who are completing actuarial education in several countries, namely, Bahrain, Jordan, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Syria, Tanzania and Yemen.
The Foundation operates as an official examination center for actuarial students sitting for professional exams of the Society of Actuaries (United States Actuarial System) and the exams of the Institute of Actuaries (United Kingdom Actuarial System).
The Foundation has a long track record of providing services to UN Habitat, the World Bank, private sector institution, academic institutions and other UN organizations. We combine innovation and creativity with a world class team capable of delivering on large technical collaboration projects.
Finally, the Foundation publishes robust academic studies on a variety of social and economic topics that serve as starting points for broader policy discussions.
The Foundation participates regularly in international events. Most relevant to this project is that our Chairman has been invited as a panelist& keynote speaker in the following conferences:
- UN Habitat World Urban Forum WUF 7 Medellin in 2014 – http://wuf7.unhabitat.org
- Smarty City World Congress – Barcelona in 2014 – http://www.smartcityexpo.com/web/smartcityexpo/program/-/gaagenda/actividad/1/18/274
- Smart Village is a healthy village – La Hague in 2015 – http://www.pcsi2015.org/programme/keynote-speakers/
Our Mission & Core Values
We are dedicated to the development, funding and execution of municipal, social insurance and actuarial education. Additionally, we contribute to the civil, academic and business communities by providing independent research and continuing education programs for professionals.
As part of the Foundation’s integral role in societal and national development, we provide municipal education programs aimed for mayors, council members, and employees.
Social Insurance Education
Providing high – quality training in social protection for institutions and businesses in the Middle East & East Africa.
On the Ground Training
For the past two decades, the foundation implemented OJT Training for municipalities, institutions, and businesses.
The foundation focuses on it’s Research & Development in order to provide the highest quality of references and information for the public good.
The Muhanna Foundation was created in 1994, in order to provide actuarial education in the Middle East and East Africa. Furthermore, the Foundation expanded it’s training programs to municipal and social Insurance Education.
The Foundation has a long track record of providing services to UN Habitat, the World Bank, private sector institutions, academic institutions and other non-governmental organizations and agencies.
We combine innovation and creativity with a world class team capable of delivering on large technical collaboration projects. Finally, the Foundation publishes robust academic studies on a variety of social and economic topics that serve as starting points for broader policy discussions.
We started out due to the large demand for actuarial education in the Middle East. Thereafter, we expanded our training programs by providing municipal and social insurance education.
Move To Lebanon
In our commitment to education, we moved to Lebanon in order to provide capacity building programs.
Developing an Expertise in Social Insurance
First introduced in 2006 Amman, Jordan , The Foundation developed the Social Insurance Diploma program , training professionals to contribute to the development and sustainability of social protection systems. Moreover, the foundation has partnered with ISSA in order to deliver the first Arabic training on ISSA guidelines.
Establishing Municipal Education Programs
With the proud endorsement of the Ministry of Interior and Municipalities, we provide customized municipal training in the fields of general and legal frame work, administration and finance