Join us at our event in Cartagena on data and older people (c) Frederic Dupoux/HelpAge InternationalMaking older people count

Cartagena Data Festival

On 20 April, we're hosting a side event at the Cartagena Data Festival to ensure older people are counted in the Sustainable Development Goals.

Current data systems are not fit for purpose in today's ageing world.

The event will focus on ageing and review the progress and challenges of making data on older age more visible.

Find out more about our event on data and older people.

Disaster Risk and Age Index interactive map

The Disaster Risk and Age Index ranks 190 countries based on the disaster risk faced by older people. This pilot index is based on the INFORM 2015 Index, a global, open-source risk assessment for humanitarian crises and disasters.
Use our interactive map to see how your country ranks.

Click to use our interactive map to see how your country ranks in the Disaster Risk and Age Index.

Working with older people: Practical guidelines

Download our practical guidelinesDo you work with older people in the developing world? Need practical information on how to tailor programmes to older people's needs?

We have new practical guidelines for programme managers and people working with older people, drawing on experience in the HelpAge network.

Please use the guidelines for your own work, training or as a basis for producing more detailed, locally relevant materials.

The guidelines cover topics including emergencies, HIV and AIDS, rights and advocacy and health and care.

Global AgeWatch Index 2014

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