The Council for Third Age (C3A)
, an independent body that promotes active ageing, and the Institute of Policy Studies (IPS), are co-organising a two-day workshop that will look into the gerontology landscape in both the South East Asia and the East Asian regions. The workshop aims to bring together participants from the public sector, academia, industry, and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) to share information, experiences and best practices on gerontological training and research in the region. The workshop seeks to provide the opportunity to exchange ideas and serve as a platform for future regional cooperation. The ultimate goal is to identify a set of best practices that could be shared among countries/regions in Asia.
The inspiration for this workshop is the call by the Madrid International Plan of Action on Ageing (MIPAA) for more training on gerontology as population ageing gathers pace around the world. This workshop will look at gerontological training and research in four sectors viz. academia, the social service sector, the public sector and business. It will: (a) examine the current state of the art in each sector; (b) identify gaps in knowledge and training for future development of the sector; and (c) identify best practices and make recommendations.
A total of 100 participants including speakers are expected to attain the two-day workshop of which 45 participants will come from 15 East and Southeast Asian countries. There will also be observers from Singapore coming from the academic, public, social service, and business sectors. To view Symposium Programme