Governance


The Global Network of Age-friendly Cities and Communities is coordinated by the Department of Ageing and Life Course (ALC) at WHO Headquarters, in collaboration with the six WHO Regional Offices and country offices in WHO Member States.

A Strategic Advisory Group of experts and pioneers in the global age-friendly cities movement advises WHO on the strategic development of the Network. The Executive Committee of the Network works with the Director of the Department of Ageing and Life Course on executive decisions taking into account the advice received by the Strategic Advisory Group.


Strategic Advisory Group

The Strategic Advisory Group of the WHO Global Network of Age-friendly Cities and Communities was established in late 2013.

It is charged with advising WHO on

  • new partnerships and collaborations that could be fostered to strengthen the network
  • strategic outreach opportunities to regions in which membership is currently low
  • relevant knowledge networks in related fields with which connections could be fostered
  • strategic decisions related to forthcoming international age-friendly city conference

The Strategic Advisory Group comprises up to 15 members appointed by the Director of the Department of Ageing and Life Course on the basis of their expertise and involvement in the field of ageing and age-friendly environments. Members are selected, in consultation with Regional Offices, to represent both key stakeholder groups within the Network and experts in relevant fields such as urban planning, social inclusion and equity, health and social care services. In the selection of members, consideration is given to attaining an adequate technical distribution of expertise, geographical representation and gender balance.

Download the Terms of Reference here.

Current Members

Executive Committee

The Executive Committee of the Network was established in 2014. It is charged with working with the Director of the Department of Ageing and Life Course on executive decisions related to the development of the Network.

  • Advice on strategic decisions taking into consideration recommendations of the Strategic Advisory Group for the Global Network of Age-friendly Cities and Communities
  • Advice on strategic decisions relating to international AFC meetings, including the decision on the hosts of the International AFC Conferences
  • Advice on new Communities of Practices and other new AFC initiatives
  • Editorial decisions relating to the content to be published on Age-friendly World
Current Members

Network Secretariat

The WHO Global Network of Age-friendly Cities and Communities is coordinated at WHO Headquarters and managed in close collaboration with all WHO Regional Offices.

Network Contacts by Region

WHO Contact for the Global Network
WHO Network Contact for the African Region
WHO Network Contacts for the Region of the Americas
WHO Network Contact for the South-East Asia Region
WHO Network Contacts for the European Region
WHO Network Contact for the Eastern Mediterranean Region
WHO Network Contacts for the Western Pacific Region

 

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