Public Seminar: “Translating Evidence-Based Research into Policy & Programme Development: MyAgeing’s Experience & Challenges”

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  • DATE / TIME:
    2018•06•25    11:00 - 12:00
    Location:
    Kuala Lumpur

    Translating research into policy and practice is neither easy nor straightforward. When the Institute of Gerontology (IG) was founded in 2002, the national discourse on old age and ageing was transitioning from a welfare-centric focus to a more diversified, developmental approach. Population ageing is a complex phenomenon with broad implications, and it becomes critical as the window for action is much smaller for rapidly developing countries like Malaysia. Evidence-based policymaking is often an idealized process, as research findings are but one of the many interpretative inputs competing for the attention of decision makers. For perspective and balance, researchers must collaborate not just among fellow scientists and thinkers, but also seek to engage practitioners on the ground who are last-mile service providers. Building partnerships and leveraging multi-sectoral networks can help strengthen the political will for positive changes. When the Institute was rebranded to become the Malaysian Research Institute on Ageing (MyAgeing) in 2015, ongoing efforts to document and assess the impact of gerontological research in the country become more important to identify gaps and coordinate research in priority areas among key players and stakeholders.

    The seminar will share key highlights from MyAgeing’s journey in gerontology research, advocacy and communication for national development.

    Brochure and seminar details available here.

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    Prof. Dr. Tengku Aizan Hamid is a Professor in Gerontology and Social Policy at the Malaysian Research Institute on Ageing, Universiti Putra Malaysia. One of the local pioneers in the field, Prof. Dr. Tengku Aizan has been instrumental in the development of gerontological research, policy, and education in Malaysia. She is a member of both the National Advisory and Consultative Council for Older Persons (MWFCD) and Technical Committee on the Health Policy for Older Persons (MOH). A prolific researcher, Prof. Dr. Tengku Aizan is Principal Investigator for many studies funded by local and international agencies and has published extensively.

  • Flyer Tengku Aizan June 25

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    United Nations University – International Institute for Global Health (UNU-IIGH)
    UNU-IIGH Building,
    UKM Medical Centre Jalan Yaacob Latiff,
    Bandar Tun Razak,
    56000 Cheras,
    Kuala Lumpur,
    MALAYSIA.

    +603-9171-5394
    iigh-info@unu.edu

  • United Nations University – International Institute for Global Health (UNU-IIGH)
    UNU-IIGH Building,
    UKM Medical Centre Jalan Yaacob Latiff,
    Bandar Tun Razak,
    56000 Cheras,
    Kuala Lumpur,
    MALAYSIA.
    Tel : +603-9171-5394
    Fax : +603-9171-5402
    Email : iigh-info@unu.edu
    Website : www.iigh.unu.edu

    Additional Information:

    1. Logistical information
      We have very limited parking spaces at our building, being located within the HUKM hospital grounds. You are encouraged to take public transport i.e. by LRT (alight at either Bandar Tun Razak, Cheras, or Bandar Tasik Selatan stations) or MRT (alight at Taman Midah station) and take a taxi/Grab to our building (about 10 minutes’ drive).
      If you drive, please park at the nearby paid parking lots, either opposite the entrance of HUKM or within the HUKM grounds.
      In case you need assistance with directions, please call our reception: 603-9171 5394.
    2. Dressing
      We encourage smart casual dressing. You may wish to bring a piece of warm clothing/shawl, as the room may be rather cold at times.