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Expert Voices

These essays bring together experts in the fields of ageing, and international development, to focus on the often unexplored issue of global ageing and development. We are grateful to all of the contributors who gave their time freely.

Ageing in sub-Saharan Africa

Dr Isabella Aboderin, Head of the Programme on Ageing and Development at APHRC in Nairobi, discusses ageing in sub-Saharan Africa.

Data means action

Claire Melamed, Emma Samman and Laura Rodriguez Takeuch from the Overseas Development Institute discuss the important of data in relation to older people in developing countries.

Dementia is global

Martin Prince, Professor of Epidemiological Psychiatry of the Centre for Global Mental Health, discusses the issue of dementia on a global scale.

Discussing older women's rights

Baroness Sally Greengross OBE was Chief Executive of the International Longevity Centre-UK. She wrote this piece for us on older women's rights.

Do we respect our elders?

Mary Robinson, member of The Elders and first woman President of Ireland, examines changing attitudes towards ageing and older people.

Ensuring income security in old age

Armando Barrientos, Professor and Research Director at the Brooks World Poverty Institute, University of Manchester, discusses the importance of ensuring income security in old age.

Inequality and ageing

Sir Richard Jolly is an Emeritus Fellow and Honorary Professor at the IDS at the University of Sussex. Here he discusses the issues surrounding inequality and ageing.

Older people in emergencies

Sir Brendan Gormley KCMG MBE, international development consultant, discusses the issues that face older people in emergencies.

The case for a convention

Geraldine Van Bueren QC, Professor of International Human Rights Law and one of the original drafters of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, explains why a convention for older persons is necessary.

What ageing means for society

Jane Falkingham, Professor of Demography & International Social Policy at the University of Southampton, examines what ageing means for society.

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