IFA 12th Global Conference on Ageing!

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Calling For Abstracts!
Dr. Alexandre Kalache & The Active Ageing Framework

Dr. Alexandre Kalache launched the WHO 

Active Ageing Policy Framework and the 

worldwide movement on Age-Friendly 

Cities, among many other enduring initiatives, during his tenure directing the Global Ageing Programme at WHO Headquarters (1995-2008).


The IFA and Heritage Foundation are 

honoured to announce that Dr. Kalache will be a speaker at the 12th Global Conference, making a presentation entitled «Active Ageing: New Concepts For Brazilian Communities.»     
An excerpt from Dr. Kalache’s abstract: 
«Revision of the active ageing constructs to incorporate new dimensions, such as Lifelong Learning, a more nuanced and gender-sensitive appreciation of the life course and a stronger focus on the rights of older persons will enhance its relevance across policy sectors and to issues facing countries at various stages of development»


Read the original 2002 WHO report: Active Ageing: A Policy Framework


 To learn more about the update to this

 revolutionary concept, be sure to register for the 


Seniors Officials Meeting
The Senior Government Officials Meeting (SOM) is an opportunity for senior government officials and Ministers to meet and examine current trends in policy and practice on specific areas of interest in light of the increasing population ageing.  This SOM will focus on connecting formal and informal care.  Senior government officials and Ministers will consider the challenges and barriers that hinder the connections between formal care and informal caregiving and by examining existing trends will determine potential policy options to enact positive change in their respective countries. 
The SOM gives delegates the
opportunity to meet colleagues from around the world, develop policy and programs relating to connecting informal and formal care, and establish a global network of colleagues from whom to obtain advice and understand the key factors that underpin success.   
Sponsorship Opportunities 
There are many opportunities available to become a sponsor at the upcoming IFA 12th Global Conference on Ageing. Join organizations like UNFPA, HelpAge India, and Tata Institute of Social Sciences to begin taking advantage of  the benefits of sponsorship today! Consider sponsoring a day’s health breaks at a rate of $6000/day or $3000/break. This is just one of the many ways to become a sponsor!
Documentaries and Films on Ageing  

The IFA has had inquiries from several documentary producers who have expressed an interest in screening their ageing-themed films at the upcoming 12th Global Conference. If you are a documentary producer, this could be an exciting opportunity for your film to reach a tailored audience of interested individuals. Please contact Mr. Hershal Pandya (hpandya@ifa-fiv.org) for further details if interested in this unique opportunity!


Keynote Speaker

Prof. Muhammad Yunus,
Founder, Grameen Bank
Recipient, Nobel Peace Prize 2006


12th Global Conference Infograph

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Other Useful Links:

The Working Elderly Photo Contest  

In India, the economic contributions of working older people often go unrecognized as they exist within the informal economy. To address this, Indian newspaper «The Hindu» put out a call for photographers to submit pictures of working older people. View the stunning collection of photographs here.

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