Network Affiliates play an essential role in supporting the Global Network for Age-friendly Cities and Communities by promoting the creation of age-friendly environments and facilitating information exchange and learning between communities.
What are Network Affiliates?
Affiliates are national or regional/state governments, civil society or research organizations, national or transnational city or community networks in WHO Member States that are working to promote age-friendly environments at the sub-national, regional, national or international level.
Affiliates advocate for the work of the Global Network and within their respective spheres of influence, advance knowledge and action on age-friendly environments. They serve as catalysts at the sub-national, national, regional, and international levels by promoting the age-friendly cities and communities’ approach.
Many affiliates also provide guidance and support to cities and communities who wish to become more age-friendly in their local language, within their local policy context, and through local opportunities to meet face-to-face. Often times, aligned membership criteria allow those members of affiliated networks to be automatically eligible to join the WHO Global Network for Age-friendly Cities and Communities.
The International Federation on Ageing, as a non-State actor in official relations with WHO, also provides direct support to the WHO Secretariat of the Global Network, building on their outstanding knowledge and expertise.
Who can Affiliate?
If you would like to find out more about how to become an Affiliate, please contact us for more information.
List of Network Affiliates
- Government of Queensland (Australia)
- Government of Western Australia (Australia)
- Municipalité Amie des Aînés (MADA) (Québec, Canada)
- Kanagawa Prefectural Government (Japan)
- AARP Network of Age-friendly Communities (USA)
- Age-friendly Ireland (Ireland)
- Centre for Ageing Better (UK) and the UK Network of Age-friendly Communities (UK)
- Government of New Zealand
- Government of Singapore
- National Institute of Social Services for Retirees and Pensioners (Argentina)
- Older People’s Commissioner for Wales (UK)
- Pan-Canadian Age-friendly Communities Initiative (Canada)
- Servicio Nacional del Adulto Mayor (SENAMA) (Chile)
- Spanish National Programme on Age-friendly Cities (Spain)