The 3rd Annual International Research Conference was held on the 3rd and 4th October, 2019. The two day conference was held at the Great Hall, University of Ghana, Legon, on the theme ‘Ageing in the African Context: Emerging Issues and Empowering Options”. The conference aimed at sharing and understanding issues surrounding ageing and how best to advocate the agenda for quality of life for the elderly.

The conference hosted His Excellency Kwesi Quartey, Deputy Chairperson of the African Union, Addis Ababa, as the keynote speaker. His Excellency noted the need to reconsider the retirement age in Ghana by extending it upwards from 60years. His Excellency made this suggestion when he delivered his key note address. He stated that most people at the age of 60 are still active and productive therefore should be given the opportunity to continue working for some years. He emphasized on the need to pay attention to the needs of the elderly thus implementing the National Ageing Policy in Ghana.

The Director for Centre for Ageing Studies, Professor Charles Mate-Kole stated in his address the need to change the negative attitude towards the aged. The conference hosted presenters from several institutions and African countries including Nigeria.

Sponsors of the conference included the National Accreditation Board, Samuel Amo Tobin Foundation, Obibini Blackman Company Limited, SSNIT, and MTN.


The Keynote Speaker, H.E Kwesi Quartey(middle) in a photo with Prof. Charles Mate-Kole (left), Director, CFAS, UG; Dr Akosua Agyemang (2nd Left), Lecturer, Social Work Department and CFAS, UG; Dr Akye Essuman (4th left), Senior Lecturer, CFAS, UG, and Rev. Dr Samuel Ayete-Nyampong, Clerk of the General Assembly, Presbyterian Church of Ghana.


A section of participants at the conference (Great Hall, Main Hall)



A section of participants at the conference (Great Hall Basement)