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.

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.