As part of our program on Aging in Asia, three JCIE staff members contributed case studies to a report developed by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP). Staff presented their findings at the UNESCAP Expert Group Meeting on Technology for Active Ageing on May 6, 2021.
The report itself showcases good practices on utilizing technology to support older persons and effective policy interventions in promoting the development of technology for aging societies in China, Japan and the Republic of Korea. The findings and recommendations enable countries to customize the use of technology for active ageing, formulate forward-looking policies, as well as strengthen regional cooperation. The report provides timely contributions to the fourth review and appraisal of the Madrid International Plan of Action on Ageing (MIPAA) as the national and regional processes start in 2021 and 2022 respectively, thereby accelerating the implementation of the MIPAA with the help of technology.
The report was developed by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific, in partnership with China National Committee on Ageing, China Research Center on Ageing, Japan Center for International Exchange, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Our Hong Kong Foundation, and United Nations Population Fund China.