AHWIN engages in various international dialogues on aging-related issues, which offer a forum for sharing information and insights and exploring potential solutions to the shared challenges facing Asia. Check back regularly for reports and updates on our latest events.
A roundtable event that brought together researchers involved in the AHWIN-related ERIA studies that were launched in 2017. By having the teams present their research, this event allowed for information-sharing, cross-pollination, and network-building among the various research teams.
Capitalizing on this year’s gathering in Japan of health ministers and government officials for the G20 Health Ministers’ Meeting, where active and healthy aging was a key theme of the discussions, the 2019 AHWIN Forum gathered more than 140 experts from throughout Asia to examine the topic of “Achieving Healthy Aging in Asia: Envisioning Better Care for Older Adults.”
Although the relative number of elderly people in Africa is still low compared to other continents, that number is expected to triple in the next 30 years. Population aging is a positive outcome for healthcare systems, but it also presents a variety of new challenges. Held on the sidelines of the 7th Tokyo International Conference of African Development (TICAD7), this event brought together influential policymakers, NGO representatives, and academicians for a dialogue on the challenges of aging populations in Africa.
In light of the rapid demographic shifts in Asia, how can we engage stakeholders from various sectors and various countries in the effort to promote healthy and active aging in the region? At this AHWIN-supported event, groundbreaking innovations and community-based approaches from Japan and Thailand were introduced as a way to promote discussion on this issue.