Regional Webinar


Aging in the Arab countries: Realizing the Potentials of the Second Demographic Dividend

Around the celebrations of the international day of older persons 2021, a webinar was held on November 21, to discuss the adherence of the Arab countries to broad policy frameworks for harnessing the potentials of their greying generations. The webinar hosted many participants, panels, presentations, and discussions.

Participants included H.E Haifa Abu Ghazaleh, Assistant Secretary-General, Head of Social Affairs Sector, League of Arab States, Karina Nersesyan, Regional Deputy Director, UNFPA/ASRO, Justin Derbyshire, Chief Executive, HelpAge International as well as H.E Nivine El Kabbag, Minister of the Egyptian Social Solidarity and Ministry of Social Solidarity, as well as consultants from HelpAge International, advisors from UNFPA ASRO, advisors from  The League of Arab States (LAS) and the American University in Cairo.



Important Resources


Human Rights-based Approach to National Aging Policies

Lina Alqurah, Consultant with HelpAge International


Older People in the Arab world: Maximizing the potential of the second demographic dividend

Mervat Rishmawi, Consultant with HelpAge International


Ageing in the Arab Countries, Realizing the Potential of the Second Demographic Divident

Zeinab Khadr, Reaserch Professor at Social Research Center, AUC


Older People, Wellbeing in the Arab Region

Hala Youssef, PD Advisor, UNFPA ASRO


Violence Against Older Woman in the Arab States Region (ASR)

Hanan Rabanni, Gender and Human Right consultant, UNFPA/ASRO


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