The Global Ageing Network/CURAVIVA conference takes place in Montreux 18-21 September www.globalageing.org, CommonAge www.commage.org, sent out a call for applications for scholarships for people from Commonwealth countries to attend this conference, and 6 scholarships have been awarded. Four of these are from Africa! Congratulations! Recipients this year are from Ghana, Kenya, Cameroon, Bangladesh, Zambia and India. We are trying to set up an African Hub on Ageing, in which the SACF has been playing a facilitative role. Connections have been made across Sub-Saharan Africa and relationships are being built between people who met at the IAHSA Perth conference in 2015. Fantastic opportunities for collaboration and shared learning.