Following a first successful IAGG Africa Region conference in Cape Town in 2012, we are delighted to announce the second conference, which will take place 6-8 December, 2016, in Nairobi, Kenya.
The theme of the conference centers on the major deficiencies in current long-term care arrangements for older adults in sub-Saharan Africa and the urgent need for more effective and appropriate systems to address the care needs of a rapidly expanding older population.
The conference aims to be a platform for open and practical dialogue among policy, research and practice stakeholders to jointly forge agendas for the development of long-term systems of care for Africans in coming decades.
More than 100 academics, service providers, advocates and government stakeholders from around the region and beyond are expected to attend the conference, which will feature expert panels, open discussion and structured group work.
Directions and perspectives generated by the discussions will generate a roadmap for collaborative action to inform strategies for implementing long-term care systems and structures across the region.