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Global Future Council on Longevity

Remarkable gains in life expectancy, declines in fertility, and the progression of relatively large-sized cohorts to the older ages have led to an ageing global population. Life expectancy has increased to 70 years or more in many countries, the total fertility rates has dropped from 5 to 2.5 in the past seven decades, and it is expected that children under the age of five will be outnumbered by individuals aged 60 or more by 2020. 

Ageing brings with its opportunities and obstacles that must be understood in order to ensure societal preparedness and healthy ageing. 

Increasing healthy life years is a boon to human welfare. To contribute to healthy ageing and longevity, the Global Future Council on Longevity will focus on:

Impact: engage stakeholders to invest in opportunities presented by ageing to support a lifespan approach to healthy longevity.

Workstream 1: raise awareness and drive action on healthy longevity of the World Economic Forum's Agenda

Workstream 2: raise awareness and drive action on health longevity on the global agenda

Workstream 3: generate and disseminate new content and insights

Proposed Council Deliverables 2019-2020

Social media campaign: to raiase awareness and visibility on the topic of healthy ageing and longevity

Agenda setting: raising healthy ageing and longevity at global events and milestones

Webinars: to disseminate knowledge on topics on healthy ageing and longevity

White papers, blogs, and podcasts: to generate and disseminate new contents and insights

Council outputs till date 2019 -2020 Council Term Deliverables:

Here's what you need to know about the future of multi-generational working by Debra Whitman, Executive Vice President and Chief Public Policy Officer, AARP

Making the most of our 'extra time' for ourselves and society by Camilla Cavendish, Contributing Editor and Weekly Oped Columinst, FT Weekend, Financial Times Group.

Social Media

Council LinkedIn Page: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/8874101/

Hashtag: #wefgfconlongevity

Handle:@globalfuturecouncilonlongevity

Co-chairs:

Debra Whitman, Chief Public Policy Officer, AARP, USA

Victor Dzau, President, National Academy of Medicine, USA

Council Manager:

Sofiat Akinola, Project Specialist, Global Health and Healthcare System Initiative, World Economic Forum