HelpAge Asia Pacific regional office has participated in forums and discussions on COVID-19 responses and its impact on older people. We jointly organised webinars with international and regional agencies in the region to represent the voice of older people regarding their experiences, needs and contribution in the context of COVID-19 pandemic, as well as to call for age-inclusive policies and responses.

Webinar COVID-19, communities and older persons

On 4 June 2020, we organised a webinar titled “COVID-19, communities and older persons” in partnership with ESCAP, UNFPA, ASEM Global Ageing Center (AGAC) and the Japan Agency for Gerontological Evaluation Study (JAGES) to discuss how communities play an essential role in caring for and supporting older people in need.

ASEAN Forum on COVID-19 Response: Gender and Ageing Focus

Co-organised by ASEAN Secretariat, Tsao Foundation and HelpAge, a virtual ‘ASEAN Forum’ focusing on gender and ageing was held on 29 June 2020. It aimed to highlight the vulnerabilities of older women during the COVID-19 crisis and promote gender-equitable and age-sensitive responses in addressing the COVID19 and beyond in the region.

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Updated 25 January 2021