Join the Global Network

The HelpAge Global Network is a diverse group of 154 like-minded organisations in 85 countries, which supports millions of older people to live safe, dignified and healthy lives. 

We welcome organisations of all shapes and sizes. Sign up today and be part of a global movement changing the world for older people!


"Joining the network gave us an opportunity to share our own experiences on social protection and learn new ways to improve our country’s programme. In the first years campaigning, we promoted a targeted social protection scheme focusing on poor older people. Through the network, we learned about older people’s rights and the possibility of having a universal social pension, so we shifted our approach,"

Emily Beridico, Executive Director of Filipino global network member.


Our only criteria is that network members have at least two years' experience working with or for older people.

Financial contribution

Your membership fee goes directly into facilitating network activities and enhancing our joint work.

Network members pay a fee in January each year based on their overall annual budget in USD:

  • Below $100,000: $75
  • Between $100,000 and $500,000: $150
  • Between $500,000 and $1,000,000: $250
  • Between $1,000,000 and $3,000,000: $1,200
  • Between $3,000,000 and $5,000,000: $3,500
  • Over $5,000,000: $5,000


Read more about the network here.

How we are making a difference

Introducing a universal pension in Zanzibar

A woman receives her pension in Zanzibar (c) Kate Holt/Age International

From 2010, HelpAge International and its network members in Zanzibar scaled up advocacy, engagement and technical support to government ministries and departments to develop a universal pension a reality. These efforts led the government to commit to a universal pension and eventually the formulation of a Universal Pension Policy and its introduction to all people 70 and over in 2016. 

Find out more.

FAIR guidlines

Elisha speaks at the OEWG


In 2018, HelpAge International consulted the global network to develop the FAIR guidelines as a tool for those network members and other civil society organisations interested in building government support for a UN convention. 

Find out more.

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