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Tuesday, July 26, 2011

International Training Programme :Demographic Aspects of Population Ageing & its Implications for Socio-Economic Development, Policies & Plan 2011

INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE ON AGEING UNITED NATIONS –MALTA in collaboration with United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMME ON THEDEMOGRAPHIC ASPECTS OF POPULATION AGEING AND ITS IMPLICATIONS FOR SOCIO-ECONOMIC Development, Policies and Plans will be held on 14 - 25 November 2011, Malta.


BACKGROUND

Populations are ageing in an unprecedented manner. Over 70% of the older people will be in the Developing Countries, where the number of older people will more than double in the next two decades. They will require new policies and infrastructure - changes that must be based on demographic data and projections.

OBJECTIVES
The training programme in Demography designed by an International Expert Group is geared towards achieving a working knowledge of demographic concepts and techniques. Participants are helped at acquiring the methodological approaches, tools and techniques in demography adopted in assessing the conditions of older persons at global, regional and country level. In so doing, participants gain an ability to convey information effectively to policy makers.

AREAS OF CONCENTRATION

The programme will consist of lectures and seminars. Topics dealt with are the Basic Demographic Concepts; Factors determining Population Structures; Data quality, Reliability and Availability; Projections; State-of-the-art Research and Modelling initiatives; Ageing and National Development; Health Implications of Ageing; Groups at High Risk;Social Status and Roles; Family; Community; Labour Market; Income Distribution/Economic Security; Health Expectancies.


WHO SHOULD ATTEND THIS COUR
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Potential course candidates should be:

1. Working in the areas of planning and/or research at population level in their country or in an academic national or international organisation.
2. Having a very good working knowledge of English (including computer software in English).
3. Be literate in computers with good working knowledge of Excel or similar software.
4. Working in an ageing related field.


APPLICATION PROCEDURE
Interested persons and organisations may apply by sending the following to:
The Director, International Institute on Ageing,
117, St. Paul Street, Valletta VLT 1216, MALTA.

1. An application form which is available through the Institute's web-site or directly from INIA.
2. Proof of proficiency in English.
3. A letter of recommendation from the Director of your organization.
4. A personal letter (giving reasons for attending the course).
5. Copies of relevant certificates.

Closing date for applications is 14 September, 2011.

Course Fee:
US$ 2,680 (includes tuition, board-accommodation and meals but excludes travel).

INIA might have available a limited number of partial scholarships. However, since these are extremely limited, it is in the interest of prospective candidates to secure alternative sources of


Contact:

International Institute on Ageing, (United Nations - Malta)
117, St. Paul Street,Valletta VLT 1216, MALTA
Telephone: (356)-21-243044/5/6 Telefax: (356)-21-230248
E-mail: programmes@inia.org.mt . Web-site: http://www.inia.org.mt

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