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KOICA Roundtable

6th International Gerontechnology Expo & Forum

International Gerontechnology Forum(IGEF FORUM)


KOICA Roundtable

  • Theme : The Challenges of Global Aging & International Development Cooperation in the Era of Digital Transformation

  • Background:

  • The theme of the 13th World Conference is “Gerontechnology in the Era of Artificial Intelligence.” The innovation brought by digital technology and artificial intelligence is changing our daily lives and providing new opportunities. However, closing the digital divide is an urgent issue, and in 2021, the United Nations selected “Digital Equity for All” as the theme for the International Day of the Older Persons.
    More than 70% of the world's older population live in developing countries. By identifying the situation of poverty and inequality rising in the international community, the purpose the roundtable is to explore and discuss the new agenda for international development cooperation from an aging perspective.
    In particular, ways to bridge the digital divide among older people and to link ODA to solve the aging issues in the era of digital transformation will be discussed.

  • Date:

  • October 25th, 2022, 15:00-17:00

  • Venue:

  • Room 306-A, EXCO, Daegu

  • Host:


  • Organizer:

  • KOICA, Korean Association of Products and Services for Senior Citizens (ISG Korean Chapter)



  • 15:00-15:10

  • Welcome Remarks


    Sungsoo Oh

    Head of Business Strategy, KOICA

  • Chair:


    Hyun-sik Chang

    President, KOICA Family Foundation

  • 15:10-15:40

  • The situation of poverty and inequality of older people in developing countries and the future of international development cooperation


    Hae Young Song

    Secretary General ASEM Global Aging Center

  • 15:40-16:10

  • ODA Strategies for Reducing the Digital gap for older people


    Tom Kambers

    Executive Director, Older Adults Technology Services (OATS)

  • 16:10-16:50

  • Disucussants

  • Hynsei Cho

    Executive Director, Help Age Korea

  • Barbara Fischlowitz-Leong

    Executive Director, Assistive Technology Resource Centers of Hawaii

  • Arne Henning Eide

    Chief Researcher, SINTEF

  • Yeong-Ran Park

    Professor, Kangnam University

    Vice President, International Society for Gerontechnology

  • Dong Hyun Lee
    Director, KOICA Strategy Planning Office

  • 16:50-17:00

  • Questions & Answers