The Aging Asia and the Pacific: Developing Long-Term Care Systems and Effective Responses conference, to be held 28-29 June 2017 in Manila, Philippines, focuses on sharing emerging care models in the region, the challenges in financing long-term care, developing sufficient human resources, improving the quality of and integrating health and social care systems, and the role of urban planning for developing supporting environments for aging populations.


  • identify the needs of DMCs and gaps in existing programs and projects;
  • analyze policy challenges in the delivery of active aging approaches and long-term care;
  • learn about country approaches and models;
  • learn about the financial and economic implications of elderly care;
  • provide recommendations to integrate active aging and long-term care in public policy and programs in the region

Target participants

From ADB member countries:

  • government representatives from relevant ministries
  • NGOs and civil society organizations
  • private companies involved in aging and long-term care
  • elderly care communities
  • think-tanks, institutes, academia, and centers of excellence

Resource speakers

The keynote speaker is Dr. Alexandre Kalache, former Director of the World Health Organization in Geneva heading the “age-friendly” city project. He is currently President of the International Longevity Centre in Brazil.

Academics and practitioners will discuss the financing and economic implications of long-term care. ADB’s Chief Economist will moderate that session.

Specialists from ASEAN, ILO, and WHO will present the policy landscape and emerging models in Asia, trends in human resource needs for long-term care in the region, and health and social protection systems’ responses to the needs of older people.

Findings from the ADB regional technical assistance project in six countries (Indonesia, Mongolia, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Tonga, and Viet Nam) will be presented by participants from HelpAge.

Innovators will showcase age-friendly services and technologies such as the modern aging project of ACCESS Health and aging simulation suits from Japan.

How to register

By invitation only


While attendance to the event is free, ADB does not cover travel and accommodation expenses of participants.


Wendy WALKER (Ms) Project Officer   Phone +63 2 8632 6645  E-mail
Yukiko ITO (Ms) Project Officer   Phone +63 2 8632 6644  E-mail

Event Contact

  • Cecil MURO (Ms) Project Analyst East Asia Department (EASS) Asian Development Bank +632 632 4444/4488