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Gender and ageing in African contexts: policy, legal and institutional development

This project conducted a 3 day workshop in Nairobi in June 2019 which brought together local, national and regional policy makers with mandates relating to gender, ageing, social protection and care provision; academics; NGOs with expertise in gender/women’s rights, older peoples’ rights, and disability rights; employer and workers organisations from Kenya, Ethopia and Malawi.

The purpose of the workshop was to co-design and build institutional support for a Phase 2 project. The Phase 2 project would aim to ensure that the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) objective of ‘leaving no one behind’ is fully informed by a gendered and rights-based life course approach to ageing.

The project is an exciting and collaborative approach to project design which aims to ensure relevance and uptake in local, national and regional contexts. It is the result of collaboration between Nairobi University Law Faculty members (Dr Agnes Meroka and Professor Kabeberi Mbote), David Otieno (Mount Kenya University Law Faculty), HelpAge International’s East African regional team and Professor Stewart, Warwick Law School.

Download the Workshop Report with Policy Briefs.