IFA 12th International Conference on Ageing 2014, Hyderabad, India
The International Federation on Ageing is co-hosting the 12th international conference in India from June 10 – 13, 2014. The theme of the conference is “Health, Security and Community” and speakers from across the world will cover wide-ranging topics including palliative care, poverty in ageing, meeting needs in rural and remote communities.
The Sir William Beveridge Foundation is an associate member of IFA and will be represented at the conference by Maj. Gen J.K. Das, the Foundation’s Head of Operations in Bangladesh.
“I am very much looking forward to attending this conference,” said Maj. Gen Das. “It will provide an enormous learning opportunity for our work on care for the elderly in Bangladesh as well as in the UK. The chance to meet and talk with experts and others working in the field of elderly care from across the world will provide different perspectives that I am sure the Foundation will find of great interest.”
The Executive Director of the Foundation, Rahman Jilani said: “This is the kind of world platform where the Foundation will have a presence in order to extend our knowledge but also to share our experiences and inform others of the work we are pursuing in elderly care in Bangladesh, particularly our work on dementia that has implications for all developing countries. The people most likely to develop dementia are over 60 years of age so it is a very important topic for NGOS and other organisations operating in the realm of elderly care.”
The International Federation on Ageing (IFA) is an international non-governmental organization with a membership base of NGOs, the corporate sector, academia, government, and individuals spanning 73 countries. The IFA believes in ‘generating positive change for older people throughout the world by stimulating, collecting, analyzing, and disseminating information on rights, policies, and practices that improve the quality of life of people as they age. Priorities are to establish the IFA as a point of…
• Connection – linking together NGOs, academia, policy makers, and the private sector.
• Information sharing and exchange – facilitating knowledge exchange through our networks
• Research and advocacy – collaborating in research and providing a repository of information
• Policy knowledge – around areas with global implications: age discrimination, engaging seniors, financial protection, and age-friendly communities
The IFA takes a lead to inform, educate and promote policies and practice to improve the quality of life of older persons around the world. Other responsibilities include:
• Building, facilitating and strengthening bridges between government, non-government and the corporate sectors concerned with ageing issues
• Strengthening non-government organizations through collaboration toward a common goal
• Improving the understanding of ageing polices and practice and their impact on the lives of older people
Through its work, the IFA works to influence and promote positive change for older people globally.
For more information go to the IFA website