Oxford Institute of Population Agein, University of Oxford
Jaco joined the Oxford Institute of Population Ageing in October 2006, developing the Institute's focus on ageing in Africa through the conduct of research and co-ordination of the African Research on Ageing Network (AFRAN).
His research interests revolve around intergenerational issues in Africa in general, and in particular the configuration and reconfiguration of these relationships in the context of HIV/AIDS. This research is funded by James Martin and the Oppenheimer Fund.
The African Research on Ageing Network (AFRAN) is a United Nations endorsed programme, hosted by the Oxford Institute of Population Ageing, in partnership with the Council for the Development of Social Sciences Research in Africa, Dakar, Senegal (CODESRIA). This collaborative network brings together African and international institutions and individuals from academia, policy and practice to develop and expand African research and training capacity on ageing.
RECENT PROFESSIONAL COMMITTMENTS
Jaco’s professional responsibilities include:
• Editorial Board Member of the International Journal of Intergenerational Relationships: programs, policy, and research, (The Haworth Press);
• Peer reviewer for the Journal of Cross-Cultural Gerontology (Springer);
• Member of the Scientific Programme Committee: International Federation on Ageing - 9th IFA Global Conference on Ageing and Exposition Ageing & Design Montréal 2008;
• Member of the Scientific Programme Committee: International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics - 19th IAGG World Congress of Gerontology and Geriatrics, Paris – “Longevity, Health and Wealth.”
• Board Member: International Sociological Association RC11 “Sociology of Aging”;
• He is also actively involved in various programmes and projects in the field of ageing in South Africa.