AFRAN is one of three Regional Networks on Ageing organised and supported by the OIA. The other two are EAST covering Eastern Europe and LARNA covering Latin America.
Through running AFRAN the OIA
― Provides a platform for exchange and capacity building between network members
― Forges collaborative research and training initiatives undertaken by AFRAN members in partnership with the OIA
In developing research and capacity building programmes AFRAN draws on directions and approaches identified by the strategic plan and framework for research on ageing in sub-Saharan Africa that was developed as an outcome of the April 2005 Oxford Conference on Research on Ageing in Africa.
AFRAN is jointly coordinated by Dr. Isabella Aboderin and Mr. Jaco Hoffman who lead the Africa Programme at the Oxford Institute of Ageing (OIA), University of Oxford.
The network is guided by a 8-member advisory board comprising African scholars and civil society representatives. In addition, AFRAN draws on strategic consultation with a group of International Advisors representing key research and policy bodies.
Current AFRAN members include Africa-based individual and institutional members, as well as members from European and international research institutions. For details on current members click here
Membership to AFRAN is open for anyone engaged or interested in research on ageing issues in African populations. To become a member of AFRAN click here