Upon the establishment of the International Institute on Ageing, United Nations-Malta (INIA), it was immediately envisaged and planned that the organisational experience acquired from the Malta-based training programmes should be transplanted overseas as ‘in-situ’ programmes. These were modelled on the same pattern with a complement of local staff in addition to INIA’s international lecturers and other invited lecturers.

The obvious advantage of the ‘in-situ’ programmes is that the training can be specifically tailored as appropriate to, and rooted in, local socio-economic conditions and needs. The participants are generally involved in similar tasks and responsibilities and more familiar with the national, regional and local cultural situations. This enables policy discussions throughout the training programme to be more focused and culturally sensitive than INIA’s customary training programmes. Furthermore, the ‘in-situ’ programmes are more varied and interdisciplinary in nature, and dealing with a range of various issues. It is also expected that in each locality the programme will be regularly repeated and even further developed through local initiative and resources, so that the numbers of both trainees and trainers will rapidly multiply.

The first ‘in-situ’ training programme was held in Cape Town, South Africa, in 1995. Over the years, the number of ‘in-situ’ training programmes has increased beyond expectation. To date, INIA held 96 ‘in-situ’ training programmes in 27 developing countries, which included as much as 3,009 participants.

In the past two decades, INIA held regional or national training programmes in the following countries: Azerbaijan, Barbados, Belarus, Federative Republic of Brazil, People’s Republic of China, Czech Republic, Egypt, Republic of Ghana, Republic of India, Kazakhstan, State of Kuwait, Republic of Macedonia, Malaysia, United Mexican States, Republic of Moldova, Republic of Panama, Republic of the Philippines, State of Qatar, Romania, Russian Federation, Republic of Singapore, Republic of South Africa, Kingdom of Thailand, Tunisian Republic, Republic of Turkey, Ukraine and United Arab Emirates. This extraordinary list of countries showcases INIA’s positive impact and influence on global, regional and local policies on ageing welfare.

Bona fide organisations are to contact INIA to explore the possibility of collaborative ventures in the organisation of ‘in-situ’ programmes in their respective country.

2015-2019
2010-2014
2005-2009
1995-2004
Year Dates Country Town Collaboration Programme
2015 5-9 January China Nanjing ZhongShan college Gerontology and Geriatrics
30 March - 3 April China Beijing Beijing Civil Affairs Bureau Gerontology and Geriatrics
7-11 September Philippines Manila Philippine Society of Gerontology and Geriatrics Gerontology and Geriatrics
2016 4 – 8 January China Nanjing ZhongShan College Gerontology and Geriatrics
11 - 15 April India Mumbai International Longevity Centre Gerontology and Geriatrics
25 - 29 April Turkey Ankara Turkish Geriatric Society Gerontology and Geriatrics
21 - 27 November Kenya Nairobi African Population and Health Research Center Gerontology and Geriatrics
Year Dates Country Town Collaboration Programme
2010 26th July – 3rd August Singapore Singapore Eleventh ASEAN Gerontology Course Gerontology
9th – 16th November China Beijing Training programme on Gerontology for Officials from the Social Welfare Centre, Ministry of Civil Affairs, China (SWC) and from the Support and Nursing Committee for the Elderly (SNCE Gerontology
8th – 14th December China Guanghou Second Training Programme on “Strategies for Population Ageing” in collaboration with the Guongdong Research Centre on Public Affairs for the Elderly (GRCPAE) Gerontology
16th – 20th December India Bharati Training Programme on Gerontology in collaboration with International Longevity Centre and Bharati Vidyapeeth University, India Gerontology
2011 2 – 9 May Turkey Ankara Turkish Geriatric Society Turkish Ministry of Health Hacettepe Research Centre of Geriatrics Services (HU-GEBAM) Gerontology and Geriatrics
18 – 25 July Singapore Singapore INIA’s Satellite Centre – ISACA Singapore Action Group on Ageing – SAGE Gerontology (12th)
12 – 17 September Azerbaijan Baku Ministry of Labour and Social Protection Gerontology
3 – 7 October Czech Republic Prague Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs UNECE Population Unit Capacity Building Training Programme: Addressing Current Social & Health Issues in Ageing’
1 – 7 November China Zhaoqing city-Quondong Province Quodong Research Committee on Ageing Strategies for Population Ageing (3rd)
8 – 14 November China Huairou City Beijing Civil Affairs Bureau (BCAB) Gerontology (12th)
15 – 22 November China Beijing Social Welfare Centre Ministry of Civil Affairs Government of China Support and Nursing Committee on Ageing Gerontology (4th)
5 – 16 December Tunisia Hamamet Tunisian Association of Gerontology (ATUGER) Gerontology
2012 10 – 15 September Republic of Moldova Chisinau Government of Moldova Policy Formulation
14 – 18 November China Huizhou City, Guangdong Province, Guangdong Research Centre on Public Affairs for the Elderly (GRCPAE) Strategies for Population Ageing
19 – 25 November China Beijing Social Welfare Centre Ministry of Civil Affairs Government of China Support and Nursing Committee on Ageing Gerontology
2013 19 – 25 January India Pune The International Longevity Centre-India (ILC-I) & Dr. D. Y. Patil Vidyapeeth (Deemed University) Gerontology
23-28 September Moldova Chisinau Government of the Republic of Moldova & UNFPA Gerontology
21-25 October Ukraine Kiev UNFPA Kiev Gerontology
11 – 17 November China Beijing Social Welfare Centre, Ministry of Civil Affairs and the Support and Nursing Committee of the Elderly Gerontology
18 – 22 November China Nanjing Zhong Shan University Gerontology
9 – 14 December Turkey Ankara Turkish Geriatric Society and Turkish Mnsitry of Health and Hacettepe University Gerontology
2014 20 – 29 January Tunisia Tunis Caisse National and Tunisian Association of Gerontology Gerontology
14 – 19 April Russia St. Petersburg St. Petersburg Institute of Bioregulation and Gerontology of NWB, St. Petersburg City Geriatric Centre Gerontology & Geriatrics
December China Beijing Beijing Civil Affairs Bureau (BCAB)
Year Dates Country Town Collaboration Programme
2005 24 January – 2 February Belarus Minsk Minister of Labour & Social Welfare Gerontology
21 – 30h March Russia St. Petersburg St. Petersburg School of Public Health Gerontology & Geriatrics
28 August – 9 September Singapore Singapore Singapore Action Group of Elders (SAGE) Gerontology
30 October –5 November China Huairou Beijing Civil Affairs Bureau (BCAB) Gerontology
5 – 16 December Tunisia Tunis Caisse Nationale de Securite Sociale (CNSS) in collaboration with Tunisian Association of Gerontology (ATUGER) Gerontology & Geriatrics
2006 23 – 31 January Turkey Ankara Hacettepe University Research Center of Geriatrics Sciences-GEBAM & Geriatrics Society, Turkey Geriatrics & Gerontology
18 – 28 June United Arab Emirates Dubai Department of Health & Medical Services Geriatrics
7 – 18 August Singapore Singapore SAGE Gerontology
29 October – 4 November China Beijing Beijing Civil Affairs Bureau (BCAB) Gerontology
5 – 11 November China Beijing Social Welfare Centre, Ministry of Civil Affairs & the Support & Nursing Committee for the Elderly Gerontology
2007 9 – 15 July Russia St. Petersburg City Geriatric Medical Centre & Institute of Bio-regulation & Gerontology Gerontology & Geriatrics
19 – 26 August Malaysia Kuala Lumpur Institute of Gerontology, Universiti Putra Demographic, Social & Economic Issues
27 August – 7 September Singapore Singapore Singapore Action Group of elders (SAGE) Gerontology & Geriatrics
11 – 17 November China Beijing Beijing Civil Affairs Bureau (BCAB) Gerontology
17 – 25 November China Beijing Social Welfare Centre, Ministry of Civil Affairs (SWC) & the Support & Nursing Committee for the Elderly (SNCE) Gerontology
2008 27 January – 3 February Qatar Dhaka Elderly Department Supreme Council for Family Affairs Social Gerontology
12 – 20 May Romania Bucharest Romanian Ministry of Labour, Family, & Equal Opportunities & UNFPA-Romania Gerontology
23 – 30 May Belarus Minsk UNFPA Gerontology and Geriatrics
8 – 16 August Malaysia Selangor Institute of Gerontology, Universiti, Putra Gerontology and Geriatrics
18 – 29 August Singapore Singapore Singapore Action Group of elders (SAGE) Gerontology and Geriatrics
8 – 15 November China Beijing Beijing Civil Affairs Bureau (BCAB) Gerontology and Geriatrics
16 – 20 November China Beijing Social Welfare Centre, Ministry of Civil Affairs (SWC) & the Support & Nursing Committee for the Elderly (SNCE) Gerontology and Geriatrics
8 – 15 December South Africa Johannesburg South African Gerontological Society Social Gerontology
2009 23 January - 1 February Turkey Ankara Research Centre of Geriatric Sciences, Hacettepe University, GEBAM & Geriatrics Society Gerontology and Geriatrics
4 – 15 May Tunisia Tunis Caisse Nationale de Securite Sociale (CNSS) & The Tunisian Association of Gerontology (ATUGER). Gerontology and Geriatrics
21 August -1 September Singapore Singapore ISACA Training Programme for ASEAN Countries Gerontology
14 – 19 September Kazakhstan Almaty National Commission on Women Affairs and Family Demographic Policy and UNFPA Gerontology
30 October – 5 November Malaysia Genting Institute of Gerontology, University Putra, Malaysia. Social Health and Economic Issues of Ageing
1 – 7 November China Guanghou The Guongdong Research Centre on Public Affairs for the elderly (GRCPAE) Gerontology
8 – 14 November China Huairou Beijing Civil Affairs Bureau (BCAB) Gerontology
15 – 21 November China Beijing Social Welfare Centre, Ministry of Civil Affairs (SWC) & the Support & Nursing Committee for the Elderly (SNCE) Gerontology
4 – 12 December Russia St. Petersburg St. Petersburg City Geriatric Centre, the Gerontological Society of the Russian Academy of Science Gerontology
Year Dates Country Town Collaboration Programme
1995 30 January - 10 February South Africa Johannesburg South African Gerontological Society Social Gerontology
9 – 15 October Brazil Ipanema Candido Mendes University Social Gerontology
8 – 20 October China Beijing China National Committee on Ageing (CNCA) Social Gerontology
4 – 15 December Philippines Manila Population Institute, University of Philippines Demographic Aspects
1996 3 – 7 June Macedonia Skopje Ministry of Work & Social Policy; Institute of Gerontology; Institute for the Promotion of Social Activities; Pension Insurance Fund; Dept of Social Medicine; UWORM. Contemporary Perspectives on Ageing
20 – 22 November Tunisia Tunis Tunisian Society of Gerontology Ageing in an Arab-Mediterranean Context
1997 8 – 20 January China Anshan City China National Committee on Ageing (CNCA) Gerontology
25 June – 4 July Panama Panama City Colombus University Social Gerontology
1998 5 – 15 January India Pune University of Pune Gerontology / Health
19 – 30 January Thailand Chiang Mai Asia Training Centre on Ageing Social Gerontology
21 April – 1 May Egypt Cairo Centre for Elder Care Helwan Gerontology
13 – 24 July Ghana Accra Centre for Social Policy Study ( CSPS), University of Ghana, Legon & HelpAge Social Gerontology
4 – 18 December India Tirupati Sri Venkateswara University Gerontology
1999 13 – 24 March China Beijing China National Committee on Ageing (CNCA) Gerontology
31 March – 9 April Egypt Cairo Al-Azhar University Health Care
2 – 12 August Panama Panama City Universidad de Las Americas Gerontology
19 – 30 August Barbados Bridge Town Ministry of Health Social Gerontology
1 – 10 September Kuwait Kuwait Ministry of Social Affairs / Labour & National Committee for the Celebration of the International year of Older Persons Parallel Courses in Gerontology & Health & Longevity
2000 17 – 28 April China Beijing Beijing Civil Affairs Bureau (BCAB) Gerontology
4 – 15 September Singapore Singapore Singapore Action Group of Elders (SAGE) Social Gerontology
16 – 26 October Egypt Cairo Kasr El Ainy Medical School, Cairo University Third Regional (Arab) Training Course Geriatrics / Gerontology
4 – 15 December Mexico Queretaro Medical Research Unit of I. M. S. S. Health and Longevity
2001 5 – 11 March China Beijing Beijing Civil Affairs Bureau (BCAB) Gerontology
10 – 21 September Singapore Singapore Singapore Action Group of Elders (SAGE) & University of Singapore Gerontology & Geriatrics
8 – 19 October Tunisia Sfax Caisse Nationale de Securite Sociale (CNSS) Gerontology
2002 26 August - 6 September Singapore Singapore Singapore Action Group of Elders (SAGE) Third Gerontology ASEAN Course
27 October – 3 November China Beijing Beijing Civil Affairs Bureau (BCAB) Gerontology
05 -12 November China Hangzhou Zheijiang Working Committee on Ageing (ZWCA) Gerontology
02 -13 December Russia St. Petersburg St. Petersburg School of Public Health Gerontology & Geriatrics
2003 19 - 30 January India Pune Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University Gerontology & Geriatrics
1 – 12 September Singapore Singapore Singapore Action Group of Elders (SAGE) Gerontology
16 – 24 October China Beijing Beijing Civil Affairs Bureau (BCAB) Gerontology
1 – 12 December Tunisia Tunis Caisse Nationale de Securite Sociale (C.N.S.S.) Gerontology
2004 19 – 30 January India Hyderabad Heritage Hospital Gerontology & Geriatrics
31 October – 6 November China Huariou Beijing Civil Affairs Bureau (BCAB) Gerontology
6 – 17 December Singapore Singapore Singapore Action Group of Elders (SAGE) Gerontology