Global Future Council on Healthy Ageing and Longevity

Council mission and objectives

Remarkable gains in life expectancy, declines in fertility and the progression of relatively large-sized cohorts to older ages have led to an ageing global population. Greater longevity can offer significant economic benefits if the added years are healthy ones. The increased longevity presents new opportunities to capture the unique skill sets, social capital, knowledge and experience that older adults can offer to all economies. The Global Future Council on Healthy Ageing and Longevity will work with government, business and civil society to better understand and respond to emerging imperatives and opportunities for action on ageing and health, and will focus on activities to raise awareness and drive shared action.

Forum Council Manager:
- Sofiat Akinola, Project Lead, Shaping the Future of Health and Healthcare, World Economic Forum

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The Global Future Councils serve as a brain trust for leaders from government, business and civil society, and support the Forum’s mission by bringing together experts bound by a shared mission to discuss the most critical issues, generate insights and analysis, and collaborate in shaping agendas.


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