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The Titchfield City Group on Ageing

The global pledge ‘to leave no one behind’ of the 2030 Agenda has given the world an unparalleled opportunity to promote inclusion of older people and ageing in the international and national development agenda. The policy priorities and challenges for the United Nations (UN) ‘Titchfield City Group on Ageing’, to be established formally by the UN Statistical Commission in March 2018, were identified during a three-day scoping workshop, at Winchester University, 22-24 August 2017. The seminar was hosted by the Office for National Statistics.

See the National Statistical blog on the Ageing workshop

Presentations, and a list of participants, from the seminar are available below.

A thread of tweets posted during the day can also be viewed on #TCGAgeing

See also blogs from:

United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs news

Zach Christensen, Development Initiatives

Useful documents

Seminar agenda

List of participants

Individual presentations are available in the tabs below. Some presentations did not include slides.

 

Keynote address Setting the stage for the Titchfield City Group on Ageing and Age-disaggregated data in the framework of global development Rosemary Lane, UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs
Plenary session one

 

Policy challenges relating to ageing

i) Perspectives on ageing and agency: Implications for policy and data systems

ii) Leave no-one behind principles

 Patricia Conboy, HelpAge

 

Papa Seck, UNWomen

Plenary session one (continued) Policy challenges relating to ageing

iii) Healthy ageing

iv) Interactive discussions

John Beard, World Health Organisation

facilitated by Rosemary Lane

 

Plenary session two Understanding the data gaps and measurement issues in ageing statistics

(includes Q&A)

Asghar Zaidi, University of Southampton
Plenary session three – Coordinators summarise parallel sessions Topic Area 1 – Establishing information and data requirements: Understanding policy needs and data gaps
Parallel sessions TA1 – Establishing information and data requirements: Understanding policy needs and data gaps
Parallel 1

A life course approach to ageing

Coordinator: Alex Mihnovits, HelpAge

Mark Hanson, Southampton University

Eppu Mikkonen, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Finland

Yoav Ben-Shlomo, Bristol University

Parallel 2

A topic-based approach to data gaps

Coordinator: Papa Seck, UN Women

Josie B. Perez, Philippine Statistics Authority

Papa Seck, UN Women

 

Parallel 3

The impact of ageing through static and dynamic effects

Coordinator: Eduard Jongstra, UNFPA

Eduard Jongstra, UN Population Fund

Hyungseog Kim, UN Population Fund

Steve Smallwood, Office for National Statistics

Plenary session three (continued) Topic Area 1 – Establishing information and data requirements: Understanding policy needs and data gaps

Feedback and interactive discussion with Parallels 1-3 coordinators

facilitated by Rosemary Lane

Plenary session four Topic Area 2 – Why do the data gaps exist? Exploring the data issues and barriers to  solving them – Case studies
Parallel sessions Topic Area 2 – Why do the data gaps exist? Exploring data issues & barriers to solving them
Parallel 4

Making the most of existing data sources

Coordinator: Kim Bradford-Smith, DFID

Andre Lebel, Statistics Canada

Drystan Phillips, University of Southern California

Kirsty MacLachlan, National Records of Scotland

Zach Christensen, Development Initiatives

Parallel 5

Improving existing data collection instruments

Coordinator: Serge Kapto, UNDP

Isabelle Schmidt, Statistics South Africa

Bill Anderson, Development Initiatives

Parallel 6

Identifying and collecting new data to address identified data gaps

Coordinator: Karoline Schmid, UNDESA

Karoline Schmid, UN, Department of Economic and Social Affairs

Emma Nelson, Office for National Statistics

 

Parallel 7

Innovative approaches to ageing statistics

Coordinator:  Angele Storey, ONS

Frank Donnarumma, Office for National Statistics

Alessandra Carioli, World Pop

Anne Vibeke Jacobsen, Statistics Denmark

 

Plenary four (continued)

 

Topic Area 2 – Why do the data gaps exist? Exploring the data issues and barriers to solving them

Feedback and interactive discussions with Panel

facilitated by Rosemary Lane
Plenary session five – Panel discussion Means of implementation: Capacity development, co-ordination and partnerships Philomen Harrison, CARICOM – Serge Kapto, UN Development Programme
Plenary session six

 

Summary of issues that have emerged from the thematic workshops and emergent areas of work for the Ageing City Group

 

Emma Rourke, Office for National Statistics, Director for Public Policy Analysis

 

Plenary session seven

 

Case studies and Panel discussion

Lessons from other city groups

 

facilitated by Emma Rourke

Jennifer Madans, Chair, Washington City Group (audio)

Serge Kapton for Celso Soares, NSO Cape Verde (PRAIA City Group)

Future vision for City Groups on behalf of UNSD

Plenary session eight – short introduction to purpose of session

 

Ageing City Group – Objectives, terms of reference, outcomes and deliverables

Opportunity to reflect on seminar outputs so far and discuss the issues that the City Group needs to address. Objectives? What is in scope? What is out of scope? What does success look like (outcomes and deliverables)?

facilitated by Emma Rourke

 

Plenary session eight (continued) – Panel discussion

 

Ageing City Group – Objectives, terms of reference, outcomes and deliverables

Feedback and interactive discussions with NSOs

facilitated by Emma Rourke

 

 

Plenary session nine – Presentation

 

Membership and organisation of the Ageing City Group

Focus on logistics (eg memberships; advisory board; methods of working; communications; reporting mechanisms)

Ann Blake, Office for National Statistics
Parallel sessions Proposed tasks and activities of the Ageing City Group

this session links to Plenary 6 and provides an opportunity to focus on the issues emerging with a view to identifying the topics and the key activities for the City Group to deal with Ageing

Parallel 12 Parallel 13 Parallel 14 Parallel 15
Plenary session ten – Panel Discussion Proposed tasks and activities of the Ageing City Group

Feedback and interactive discussions with Panel (NSOs)

facilitated by Emma Rourke
Plenary session eleven – Presentation Next steps and closing remarks Emma Rourke, ONS, Director for Public Policy Analysis