On October 1 the United Nations International Day of Older Persons (IDOP) was celebrated with the theme, “Digital Equity for All Ages.” The topic aims to address the rapid growth in digital technologies and the transformational effects they are having across all sectors of society. To ensure inclusivity and access and realize the goals of the UN and World Health Organization’s Decade of Healthy Ageing, the adoption of digital technologies must occur across all age groups, with a focus on the older persons to ensure that they are not excluded from the opportunities and benefits brought by ICTs.
This WSIS TalkX is being organized on the occasion of UN IDOP to spur the dialogue on the use of digital technologies to improve the lives of older people and will:
· Bring multiple stakeholder’s voices together on the topic of “digital inclusion and health equity for all ages”
· Showcase the innovation in digital technology in improving care for older persons
· Launch the WSIS Forum 2022 Healthy Ageing Innovation Prize.
· Highlight the celebrations of the World Telecommunication & Information Society Day, 17 May 2022: Digital technologies for Healthy Ageing