Population Ageing and Sustainable Livelihoods in regions affected by HIV/AIDS: A case study of the Omusati Region, Namibia
- Dr Deborah Sporton, Department of Geography, University of Sheffield, UK.
- Mr Alfons Mosimane, Multi-Disciplinary Research Centre, University of Namibia
- Johanna Mbandi, Multi-Disciplinary Research Centre, University of Namibia
- Samson Mulonga, Multi-Disciplinary Research Centre, University of Namibia
This international collaborative project will provide systematic empirical evidence about elderly livelihoods in southern Africa where the significance of population ageing has been heightened by the HIV/AIDS pandemic. Drawing on multi-method research focused on the Omusati region of northern Namibia, the project will investigate the contemporary role of the elderly in household livelihoods, their vulnerabilities and capabilities and the institutional and policy contexts that frame these. As population ageing in the global south is a relatively neglected area of research, the findings from this project will raise awareness of the role of the elderly in development and will inform policy debates surrounding elderly social exclusion and marginalisation.
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Population Ageing and Sustainable Livelihoods in regions affected by HIV/AIDS is funded by the ESRC (RES-000-22-1427). The project runs from August 2005 until November 2006.