Event: Accelerating Responses to Challenges through Innovation—A Multistakeholder Approach to Healthy and Active Aging

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.

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David MonicoBangkok, Thailand
Event: Sessions on Long-Term Care Policies, Systems, Practices, and Workforce Sustainability at the 2018 World Social Science Forum

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.

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Kiyoko ShiromasaFukuoka, Japan
Forum: Investing in Healthy and Active Aging for Sustainable Growth—A Regional Approach to Promoting Innovative Long-Term Care

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.

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