Jordan is witnessing a moderate demographic transition, with older persons constituting about 5.4 percent of the population in 2015. Older persons constitute one of the most vulnerable groups in Jordan, as large segments of them are exposed to the risk of poverty, disease and isolation. The COVID-19 pandemic exacerbated the vulnerability of older persons and highlighted the need for immediate action to address older persons priorities to ensure that “no one is left behind” in the progress towards achieving sustainable development goals.
To support the government’s efforts to integrate older persons' priorities into the policymaking process across different sectors, ESCWA in partnership with the Higher Population Council, and the National Council for Family Affairs in Jordan, organized a training workshop on mainstreaming ageing in policymaking which targeted government representatives from across sectors in addition to relevant stakeholders. The workshop took place on 27 and 28 October 2021 in Amman -Jordan.