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Max Planck Workshop on Aging and Elderly Health in Sub-Saharan Africa 2022 (funded to Entebbe, Uganda)


Max Planck Workshop on Aging and Elderly Health in Sub-Saharan Africa 2022 (funded to Entebbe, Uganda)

What is the application deadline?

September 28, 2022

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The workshop aims to increase scientific and policy attention to the challenges associated with changes in the age composition of SSA societies and to foster comparative and multidisciplinary research in SSA countries. Researchers will have the opportunity to share cutting-edge research on aging, discuss new and existing data sources for comparative studies, and reflect on the state of the field of aging research in SSA with scientists and leading policies. manufacturers.

Junior researchers from SSA countries are the backbone of this workshop and are particularly encouraged to apply. The workshop is a collaboration between the Max Planck Institute for Population Research in Germany, the Department of Population Studies at Makerere University in Uganda, the Federal Institute for Population Research in Germany and the Faculty of Space Sciences at University of Groningen in the Netherlands. .

What will the workshop look like?

The year 2022 marks the 20th anniversary of the Madrid International Plan of Action on Aging (MIPAA) which addresses the challenges of individual and population aging and proposes an agenda focused on three priority areas: older people and development , the promotion of the health and well-being of the elderly. age and ensuring the existence of enabling and supportive environments. Each day will be devoted to one of the three priority areas and will begin with a keynote address by a senior guest speaker, followed by junior researchers presenting their work. The workshop aims to establish long-term research collaborations, which is why the afternoons will be devoted to debriefing sessions on datasets and networking opportunities. The working language of the workshop will be English.

What kind of reward is it?


Who can apply?

The workshop is primarily aimed at PhD students, postdoctoral researchers and early career researchers from SSA countries from a wide range of disciplines (e.g. demography, public health, economics and sociology) working on the aging in SSA. A limited number of places will also be allocated to young non-ASS researchers working on aging in the region.

Which countries are eligible?

sub-Saharan African countries

Where will the prize be taken?

Entebbe, Uganda

How many positions will be allocated?


What is the price advantage?

The workshop is financed by the “Knowledge for Tomorrow” program of the Volkswagen Foundation. If accepted, travel and accommodation costs, including round-trip transfers from Entebbe airport to the hotel and conference venue, as well as catering during the workshop, will be Covered.

Additional costs such as visa fees, return transfers from the home institution to the airport or COVID19 testing cannot be covered by the workshop. Please contact the workshop organizers by email, [email protected]in case of further questions.

How long does the program last?

February 19-23, 2023

How to apply for the program?

Submissions may include, but are not limited to, the following topics:

  • health and wellbeing
  • Health differences between countries and regions
  • Inequalities at older ages
  • Changing family dynamics in aging societies
  • Living environments in aging societies
  • Needs and supply of public and private support
  • Comparative research with new datasets

Please submit your abstract (maximum 250 words, in PDF format) and the extended abstract (2-4 pages, including key references, in PDF format) that presents the introduction, objectives, data, methods and results more in detail. Both documents should be submitted by email to [email protected]specifying your name in the file name.

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