Ahead of the Curve: Aging & Inclusive Development

June 2, 2016 at 9 am

Join us on as we bridge the gap between global aging and development.

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More than 2 billion people will be over the age of sixty by 2050 and 80% of them will live in the developing world. This demographic shift will have an unmistakable impact across the world on economies, healthcare systems and communities. While we can't change the demographic trends, we can change how we respond.

Aging societies are not destined to fail; on the contrary, if they plan ahead they can meet the needs of their societies and capitalize on an untapped resource - older people - who have knowledge, know-how and time. By focusing on changing behaviors and building societies that are inclusive of this "forgotten billion," communities can turn this shift into positive momentum.

But the moment is now - not thirty years from now. Join us as global development and aging experts come together to discuss how aging plays a role in development and what the path forward must include. This conference will explore how we will address the needs of the world's forgotten billion while planning for a future where all people are included, counted and valued.


Kathy Greenlee
Kathy Greenlee, Administrator of the Administration for Community Living and Assistant Secretary for Aging

Ariel Pablos-Mendez

Ariel Pablos- Méndez, Assistant Administrator, U.S. Agency for International Development

Program will also include:

Sarah Gammage, PhD, Director of Gender, Economic Empowerment and Livelihoods, International Center for Research on Women

Carla Koppell, Vice President of Applied Conflict Transformation, United States Institute of Peace

Susan Markam, Senior Coordinator for Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment, U.S. Agency for International Development

Jennifer McCleary-Sills, Director of Gender Violence and Rights, International Center for Research on Women

Patricia Mechael, PhD, Executive Vice President, Personal Conneted Health Alliance

Rachel Nugent, PhD, Vice President of Chronic Noncommunicable Diseases Global Initiative, RTI International

Christine Sow, PhD, President and Executive Director, Global Health Council

Victor Valcour, MD, PhD, Professor of Geriatric Medicine, Global Brain Health Institute & Memory and Aging Center at UCSF

Click here for our full agenda.

Location and Details

9:00 am-12:30 pm

June 2, 2016 

Global Suite (Concourse Level)

Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20004

Breakfast and networking will start at 8:30 am.

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