The International Workshop on Active Ageing, Innovation and Application of Digital Technology in Care for Older persons in ASEAN was opened November 19 in Ha Noi. This is an initiative of Viet Nam, as Vice Chair of ASEAN Center for Active Ageing and Innovative (ACAI) that is consensus of all ASEAN / ACAI Member States.
The International Workshop is held by the Ministry of Health, Viet Namin collaboration with the United Nation Population Fund (UNFPA), From the People of Japan, Mitsubishi Research Institute, Inc. The workshopwas organizedin order to promote cooperation and share experiences among ACAI members and between ACAI and development partners on building solidarity, active ageing, and innovation ASEAN community.
Population ageing is a global phenomenon. Virtually every country in the world is experiencing growth in both the size and the proportion of older persons in the population. The number of older persons in ASEAN is more than 45 million population aged 65years or over, accounting for 7 per cent of total ASEAN’s population (in 2019). This number is projected to be 132 million persons, accounts for 16.7 per cent of total ASEAN’s population by 2050.