Aging is a disruptive force in many countries and economies. However, global aging is not simply a story of ‘more.’ The new disruptive demographics of aging is not your grandfather's old age.
In 1900, life expectancy for much of the industrialized world was under 50. Today, living well into one's 70s, 80s and beyond can be expected. How will we spend and make the most of our 30-year longevity bonus?
These new demographics require a radical new view of the changing definition of "old age" and the impact upon society, business strategy and innovation.
We are very excited to share a video from our 2012 collaboration with ZanaAfrica, a Kenyan non-profit founded founded by 2011 PopTech Social Innovation Fellow Megan Mukuria. ZanaAfrica empowers Kenyan girls to break cycles of poverty through simple, sustainable solutions. They are developing eco-friendly sanitary pads to provide to young women in Kenya, and they provide health education so that girls can stay in school with confidence.
In early February, Alphachimp's Creative Director, Peter Durand, will be traveling to Kenya to participate in the PopTech Climate Resilience Lab.
For many of the world’s poorest communities, the adverse effects of climate change are no longer a future possibility; they are a present reality. The poverty, dislocation, health crises, resource conflicts, food scarcity and economic harm that climate change engenders threaten to undo many of the humanitarian gains of the past 30 years.