Understanding later life adversity and resilience in low-resource urban settings in Nairobi

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August 23, 2016 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
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Columbia Global Centers | Nairobi

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Isabella Aboderin is a Senior Research Scientist and Head of the Program on Aging and Development at the African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC) in Nairobi, Kenya, and Associate Professor of Gerontology, Centre for Research on Ageing, University of Southampton, UK.  She is the Regional Chair for Africa of the International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics (IAGG), Technical Advisor to the Global Commission on Aging in Developing Countries, member of the World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council on Ageing, and Board Member of HelpAge International and the United Nations International Institute on Ageing (INIA). She also serves on the African Commission on Human and People’s Rights Working Group on the Rights of Older Persons in Africa. Her research and policy engagement interests focus on core development goals in Africa with respect to older persons’ social and economic roles, intergenerational relationships, and age-based inequalities.  Dr. Aboderin holds a PhD from the School for Policy Studies from the University of Bristol, an MSc in Health Promotion Sciences from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and a BSc in Cellular and Molecular Pathology from the University of Bristol.

 

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