AHWIN DIALOGUES

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.

November 24, 2020

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.

May 29, 2020
JCIE and the Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA) co-hosted a webinar that shared lessons from the United States, Japan, and Malaysia on how the COVID-19 epidemic has impacted older persons, particularly those in long-term care facilities.
December 9 & December 12, 2019
A forum was held in the Philippines and Vietnam to share the results of an AHWIN-related ERIA study “Longitudinal Survey of Aging and Health in ASEAN Countries,” which is the first longitudinal study to be conducted targeting older persons in the Philippines and Vietnam.
October 18, 2019

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.

October 17, 2019

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.”

August 29, 2019

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.

November 26–28, 2018

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.

September 25, 2018

Under the auspices of AHWIN, the Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA) partnered with Nihon University (NU) to organize two sessions at the 4th World Social Science Forum (WSSF) 2018 in Fukuoka, Japan. Panelists discussed the policy response in their respective countries to increasing long-term care needs in light of an aging population, institutional structures of care service provision systems, and policy considerations in the use of family-public-market resources.

August 15, 2017

Rapid population aging is one of the key challenges faced by an increasing number of societies in Asia Pacific and was identified in Healthy Asia Pacific 2020 as an urgent issue to be jointly addressed. This multistakeholder forum was held on the sidelines of meetings related to this year’s APEC Senior Officials’ Meeting (SOM) in Vietnam and drew over 260 people from 27 economies in the region.