Plenary speakers

Plenary speakers

Douglas Wolf

Monday 10th September

Plenary title:

Private and public provision of elder care: Can we find an equitable balance?

 
Biography:

Douglas Wolf is a demographer, policy analyst, and gerontological researcher who studies the economic, demographic, and social aspects of aging, disability, and long-term care. Wolf’s professional experience includes an appointment as an economist in the Office of Income Security Policy in the U.S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare (now DHHS), several years at the Urban Institute culminating in a position as Director of its Population Studies Center, and several years at Syracuse University, where he is currently Professor of Public Administration and International Affairs, Gerald B. Cramer Professor of Aging Studies, and Associate Director of the University’s Aging Studies Institute. Wolf also spent two years as a Research Scholar at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis in Laxenburg, Austria where he worked with its Population Program.

Plenary speakers

Isabella Aboderin

Tuesday, 11th September

Plenary title:

Toward ‘fit-for-purpose’ policy on long-term care in sub-Saharan Africa? Key challenges, approaches and opportunities.

Biography:
Dr. Isabella Aboderin is a Senior Research Scientist and Head of the Aging and Development Unit at the African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC) in Nairobi, Kenya.  She holds additional positions as a Visiting Associate Professor of Gerontology at the University of Southampton, UK and as an Extraordinary Professor at North West University, South Africa.

Among other roles, Isabella serves as Regional Chair for Africa of the International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics (IAGG); Technical Advisor to the Global Commission on Aging in Developing Countries; Member of the African Commission on Human and People’s Rights Working Group on the Rights of Older Persons, Global Ambassador for HelpAge International and Trustee on the board of the United Nations International Institute on Ageing (INIA) and, incoming, the Population Reference Bureau (PRB).

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