MS in Technology Management director J.P. Auffret and Professors Toshio Obi and Naoko Iwasaki of Waseda University in Japan published “Aging Society and ICT” with IOS Press in September. The book brings together the papers and presentations of the back to back APEC and OECD joint Aging Society and Special Needs workshops in the Tokyo 2012 –
As background –
” It is predicted that by 2050, 22% of the world’s population will be over 60 years of age. This rapid shift in demographics calls for the development of coherent and forward-looking policies to address the many challenges which will inevitably arise as a result.
The book presents 33 articles from the workshop jointly organized by APEC and OECD held in Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan, in September 2012. At this workshop, a group of international experts described a wide range of important issues associated with an aging population, and discussed how both governments and the private sector can best mobilize innovation and research to transform this global challenge into an opportunity for active and productive aging and new sources of sustainable growth.
Professors Auffret, Obi and Iwasaki call for a comprehensive approach to achieve policy coherence, as well as for strengthening public-private partnerships and promoting collaboration among multiple stakeholders and systems.”