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Calendar for IFHE
26-28 February 2021
16th Canadian Symposium on Home Economics Education, Canada (more)
28 – 30 March 2021
Caribbean Association of Home Economists Inc. (CAHE), 24th Biennial Conference: Home Economists Mindset, Reset: Navigating the New Normal
8 – 9 May 2021
Latvia University of Agriculture/Institute of Education and Home Economics, 13th International Scientific Conference: Rural Environment. Education. Personality (REEP-2020), Jelgava, Latvia (more).
20 – 21 May 2021
European Association for Home Economics (EAHE) & Sustainable Consumption Research and Action Initiative (SCORAI): Workshop on Consumoption and Care, Galway, Ireland (more).
25 – 29 October 2021
IFHE African Region, 11th Regional Conference: Securing Family Future for Sustainability in Retirement: A Home Economics Perspective, City of Benin, Nigeria.
28 – 30 October 2021
11. International Conference on Food Studies: Making Sense from Taste: Quality, Context, Community, Aarhus University, Copenhagen, Denmark (more).
4 – 11 August 2023
Asian Regional Association for Home Economics (ARAHE): 21. Biennial International Congress, Integrating culture & innovation in home economics towards industrial revolution, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (more)
IFHE plans to submit a statement to the United Nations Commission for Social Development 2021 and is inviting members to contribute.
Theme of the statement is “Socially just transition towards sustainable development: the role of digital technologies on social development and well-being of all”.
We are looking for experts on home economics & digital technologies to contribute to the statement. The more aspects and perspectives we can add, the better.
If you are interested, please send your contact details and background to Annette.email@example.com until 5 October 2020.
Many thanks for your participation and support!
IFHE Office Bonn
59th Session of the Commission for Social Development – CSocD59
World Home Economics Day
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Populations around the world are rapidly ageing and this demographic transition will impact on almost all aspects of society. Home Economics research and education address individual households, institutional homes, and communities as the environment where older people can age safely. It promotes healthy ageing in an environment that meets physical demands, is free from poverty, allows for personal development and where the elderly can contribute to their communities while retaining autonomy. Home Economists focus on accessible and supportive living environments for older people with varying needs and capacities and also include the “elderly of tomorrow”.
The WHED theme 2021 is aligned to the WHO declared Decade of Healthy Ageing 2020-2030.
Reflecting on World Home Economics Day
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The 2019 theme, “Creativity and Innovation in Home Economics for Sustainable Development”, highlights our profession’s contribution to a sustainable future. Sustainable development begins at home. Home Economicsas a field concentrates on households as building blocks of societies and aims at improving the quality of life for individuals, families and their communities.
It respects households as an environment, where individuals are educated to reach their potential, understand their local and global interdependence,and positively contribute to communities.Home Economics encompasses a diversity of disciplines and assuch stands for the integrated approach needed to achieve sustainability which is higlighted by the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
The achievement of these Goals will require knowledge in many areas that are covered by Home Economics experts such as: food,nutrition and health, housing, textiles, consumer behaviour, household technology, education and community services.
Increased Home Economics knowledge paves the road towards achieving many of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. It is a strength ofour profession that it draws on the expertise of both, researchers and practioners, to contribute to
•Gender Equality.Home Economics invests in gender equality at household level. Here is the nurturing ground for behaviour and values which, once acknowledged among household members, can be confidently pursued beyond.
•Good Health and Wellbeing.Health problems deprive affectedhouseholds of resources households and impede development. Home Economics focusses on health ecudation and research, especially for vulnerable groups.
• Clean Water and Sanitation.Water may be perceived as a local good, but our field also educates and advocates on the global implications local household activities and consumption have.
•Responsible Consumption and Production.Home Economics is concerned with how individual behaviour, priorities and choices shape our future living at household level, in local communities and on our globally interdependent planet.
For a description of Home Economics contribution to six major Sustainable Development Goals please refer to www.ifhe.org