14th January 2022
Last month, UK Minister for Employment, Mims Davies MP, announced the shortlist of our international Work for tomorrow competition that is seeking to identify and award the most promising innovations responding to an ageing workforce.
We have had a fantastic response with almost 50 submissions from across the world and a shortlist spanning ideas from Australia, Brazil, the UK, US, Ireland to the Philippines. (You can take a look at the shortlist and their videos on our programme page).
Over the coming months, we want to bring together our innovators with employers, policymakers, journalists, third sector leaders and academia to share good practice and help our solutions grow. Come along to our two pitching sessions on 15 February for your chance to hear about their ideas first-hand and ask your questions about how we can better support mental and physical health in the workplace, match people to jobs based on their skills, challenge ageism in the workplace and foster flexibility as we emerge from the pandemic.
And save the date for our awards ceremony on 22 March 2022 at the Catalyst in Newcastle, UK (and virtually) to celebrate with the winners of Work for tomorrow.
On 16 and 17 October 2023, the ILC Global Alliance held a meeting in Tokyo, Japan, co-chaired by Julie Byles and Margaret Gilles. The attendees included representatives from ILCs in Australia, Canada, Singapore, South Africa, the UK, and the USA as well as the Secretariat.
16 and 17 October 2023
In June / July this year, Prof. Jaco Hoffman, Prof. Vera Roos and Dr. Rayne Stroebel visited the International Longevity Centre (ILC) in Singapore as members of ILC South Africa. The visit aimed to share common themes around socio-gerontology and to learn from examples in Singapore to establish a community for successful ageing.
ILC South Africa is pleased to announce that Rayne Stroebel has joined its leadership team as an Executive Member. He serves alongside Professors Sebastiana Kalula and Jaco Hoffman, based at the University of Cape Town and North-West University, respectively, who are ILCSA’s Co-directors. Retired Professor Monica Ferreira remains Honorary President of ILCSA.