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EMEA participates in International Policy and Experts Meeting on Healthy Aging in the Arab region

The President of the Euro-Mediterranean Economists Association – EMEA, Prof. Rym Ayadi and EMEA researcher Sara Ronco, participated in the International Policy and Experts Meeting: “Strengthening the Evidence Base to Support Healthy Aging in the Arab region” which took place on 06 and 07 February 2023 in hybrid format, at AUC Moataz Al Alfi Hall in New Cairo, and online.

EMEA team presented the Brain Capital dashboard which aims to monitor Brain Capital Development worldwide. The dashboard is composed of three main pillars:  two main dimensions of Brain Capital, health and skills, and the key drivers that can boost or deteriorate brain capital.

The event was orghanised by the American University in Cairo (AUC) and the Egyptian Ministry of Health (MOH), in collaboration with the International Health and Retirement Study (HRS), the Harmonized Cognitive Assessment Protocol study (HCAP), the Survey of Health Aging and Retirement in Europe (SHARE), Global Brain Health Institute (GBHI), League of Arab States, UNFPA/ASRO, ESCWA, the Brain Capital Alliance and the OECD Neuroscience-inspired Policy Initiative. Participants in the meeting include high level policy makers, scholars and experts.

The invited experts investigated the regional demands to launch an initiative for an aging study modeled on the international and well-acclaimed Survey of Health Aging and Retirement in Europe (SHARE) experience, which has provided a rich evidence base that successfully contributed to knowledge and influenced policies and actions in more than 50 Countries in Europe, Asia, and the American Continent e.g. pension laws, healthcare systems etc.

The Euro-Mediterranean Economists Association (EMEA) is one of the founding partners of the Brain Capital Alliance,  an initiative which brings together world-class contributors from various backgrounds to explore approaches to building Brain Capital at societal scale. The Brain Capital concept aims at providing a better understanding of the economic value that can be derived through identifying and unlocking latent human potential.

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