The people of Asia are living longer than ever, presenting a vast array of new challenges and new opportunities that all sectors of society—government, business, civil society, and communities—are just beginning to explore and address.
The Healthy Aging Prize for Asian Innovation seeks to recognize and amplify innovative policies, programs, services, and products that address the challenges facing aging societies.
The objective is to highlight cutting-edge ideas that people throughout the region can emulate or access.
New technologies and techniques that encourage healthy and productive aging, that improve the way that older persons receive care, or that provide greater efficiency, safety, and/or convenience for older persons and caregivers
Community-based approaches—including inter-generational approaches—to keeping older adults healthy, active, engaged, and/or safe
New ways to help older adults maintain, improve, or restore their ability to carry out activities of daily living and to age in place
This prize is an initiative of the Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA) and the Japan Center for International Exchange (JCIE), under the auspices of the Japanese government’s Asia Health and Wellbeing Initiative (AHWIN).
The following requirements pertain to all applicants:
Applications may be submitted either using our online system or by using the downloadable application form. The forms can be downloaded now, but should not be submitted prior to January 11, 2021.
The online system will open on January 11, 2021.
Applications must be submitted—either by email or via the online system—no later than March 12, 2021
Awards will be announced May–June 2021
One Grand Prize will be selected in each category and additional finalists will be selected as Second Prize awardees.
Grand Prize winners will receive a trophy and all winners will receive a commemorative certificate and their innovations will be featured prominently on the AHWIN website. (Note: awardees may be asked to provide further information, photographs, etc., for the website coverage.)
The Grand Prize winner in each category will be invited to attend the next AHWIN Forum.*
Travel and accommodation costs will be covered for one representative of the awardee organization.
*Due to current travel restrictions, the timing of the next AHWIN Forum has yet to be decided.