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TICAD 7 Official Side Event
Yokohama, Japan, August 29

The world is aging, and Africa is no exception. 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. Health and long-term care systems will find themselves under increasing pressure as they tackle an increase in noncommunicable diseases while still grappling with persistent infectious diseases. Furthermore, disparities in access to or quality of long-term care represent a potential new cause of social instability and a barrier to continued development.

This event will be held on the sidelines of the 7th Tokyo International Conference of African Development (TICAD7) with the goal of bringing together policymakers, civil society representatives, and academicians in a dialogue on the challenges of aging in Africa. The discussion will focus on healthcare, social protection, and welfare, as well as on the potential for sharing information and lessons between Asia and Africa.


Date:August 29, 2019, 13:00-14:30
Location:Exhibition Hall B08, Pacifico Yokohama
1-1-1, Minato Mirai, Nishi-ku, Yokohama 220-0012 (map)
Co-organizers:The KAKENHI Project Team for "Future Population Ageing in East Africa: A Cross-Disciplinary Study of Social Welfare and Elderly Care" (Funded by Japan Society for the Promotion of Science), Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA), Japan Center for International Exchange (JCIE), Nagasaki University
Supported by:National Institute of Population and Social Security Research
 Simultaneous interpretation will be available in English, French, and Japanese
  

Agenda

Opening Remarks
Keynote Speakers
Panel and Floor Discussion
Closing Remarks