Training courses

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We provide governments, academic institutions, NGOs and older people information, technical training and support.

Designing and Implementing Social Transfer Course


Annually held in Chiang Mai, this short course provides policymakers, government officials and practitioners with an in-depth understanding of the conceptual and practical issues involved in the development of social transfer programmes. The course is offered by the Economic Policy Research Institute and HelpAge International in partnership with UNU-Maastrict and the Institute of Development Studies. Read more.

For more information, please contact Ms Caitlin Littleton

Community-Driven Development (CDD) Training

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This is a one-week training for development practitioners and others interested in community development. The course follows a participatory approach; utilising analysis of case studies and practice exercises, group focused learning and a reflective atmosphere. In addition, a full-day field exposure visit demonstrates practical applications and sustainability of the CDD model. Read more 

Training course: Developing long-term care systems for older people

This course was developed in collaboration with ADB Asian Development Bank (ADB). The course aims to provide participants a solid understanding of the essential considerations in developing long-term care (LTC) systems and the key policy and design decisions required. Read more

Workshop “Community-based social care: What is the role of the State?”

This workshop was held in 2015 by HelpAge International Asia Pacific Regional Office, in collaboration with the Department of Health, Ministry of Public Health, Thailand to discuss the role of the state in promoting and expanding community-based social care. Find out more