Ilango Ponnuswami is currently Professor, Department of Social Work, Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirappalli in South India. He has a Ph.D degree in Social Work and M.Phil in Psychiatric Social Work. With a Fellowship from the UNFPA and the UN International Institute on Ageing, Malta, he successfully pursued a Post Graduate Diploma in Gerontology and Geriatrics at the Institute of Gerontology, University of Malta in 1996. He was a Cairns Institute Visiting Scholar at the James Cook University, Australia during March Ð May, 2012 and represented India at the BRICS Forum on Ageing in Seoul during 2013. The Collaborating Researcher participated in the Call for Papers Implementing the Sustainable Development Goals: What Role for Social and Solidarity Economy? which was launched by the United Nations Inter-Agency Task Force on Social and Solidarity Economy (UNTFSSE) in 2018 and organized by UNRISD.