Age-Friendly Educational Webinars

IFA / WHO Webinar Series

Age-friendly environments is a global emerging trend attracting the interest of all levels of governments, industry, NGOs and academia. As this trend continues to grow, knowledge translation remains just as important as knowledge creation. For this reason, the International Federation on Ageing (IFA) in partnership with the World Health Organization (WHO) is pleased to host a series of webinars on trends and themes relating to age-friendly environments.

Past Webinars

Engaging Planners as Livable Community Allies

Presented by:

  • Ms Stephanie Firestone, Senior Strategic Policy Advisor, Health and Age-friendly Communities, AARP International
  • Dr Laura Keyes, Lecturer in Nonprofit Management, Department of Public Administration, University of North Texas

Social inclusion & the design of age-friendly spaces

Presented by Dr Ryan Woolrych, Associate Professor, Urban Studies, Heriot Watt University

Age-Friendly Europe: Good practices and next steps

Presented by:

  • Dr Manfred Huber, Coordinator – Healthy Ageing, Disability and Long-term Care, World Health Organization, Regional Office for Europe, Copenhagen;
  • Ms Anne Berit Rafoss, Special Adviser – Department for Ageing, Health and Work, City of Oslo; Second term chair of the Working group on “Urban ageing” in Eurocities

Ending Ageism: Toward a world for all ages

Presented by:

  • Dr Vânia de la Fuente Núñez, Technical Officer, Department of Ageing and Life Course World Health Organization;
  • Prof. Liat Ayalon, Professor – Bar Ilan University, School of Social Work & Coordinator – Marie Curie Innovative Training Network, international Ph.D. program on Ageism;
  • Dr Nena Georgantzi, Policy Coordinator Human Rights & Non-Discrimination, AGE Platform Europe & PhD Fellow, National University of Ireland Galway