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The Challenges of Aging in Africa 26-27 October, 2017

Family Ark Mission in collaboration with Pass it On Network, CLAM, Lagos@50 and the House of Oduduwa presents: 2017 Ageing Conference Celebrating World Elders Day 

Chief Convener- Dr. Sir C.O. Williams, Conference Manager: Our Lady Gloria Williams, Co-convener: Pastor Wole Oladiyun, Host: Dr David Oludare Mark-Okusanya

An Interdisciplinary conference providing an International Forum on:

Processes of Aging * Family * Community * National & International Impacts * Social & Cultural Ramifications on Aging in Societies *

Theme: Challenges of Ageing in Africa

 Venue: CLAM EVENT CENTER, Plot 1-5 Clam Avenue Omole Ikeja -      Lagos Opp, NNPC Filling Station, Nigeria

The Conference is organised by the FAMILY ARK MISSION Nigeria in collaboration with Pass-it- on Network (USA), the Christ Living-Spring Apostolic Ministry (CLAM) Lagos@50 and House of Oduduwa. The website is produced by Age Without Borders.

This event included a stellar cast of Internationally renowned expert speakers on ageing including the Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi ( Nigeria), the Ooni of Ife (Nigeria) Professor Adesola Ogunniyi (Nigeria), Ms. Moira Allan (France) and other special guest speakers to address the multidimensional challenges of ageing in contemporary society. The conference mainly seeks to collaborate with various organizations and stakeholders to disseminate aging and support services information to seniors, families, providers, community agencies, and the private and public sector which will afford participants to network at the end of the conference.

Conference Themes Included:

Esteemed Government & Traditional Leaders

Professor Yemi Osinbajo

His Excellency, the Acting President of Nigeria

The Oba of Lagos 

Rilwan Babatunde Osuolale Aremu Akiolu

Alaafin of Oyo

His Imperial Majesty, Oba Lamidi Olayiwola Atanda Adeyemi III

Ooni of Ife

His Imperial Majesty The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi

His Excellency Akinwunmi Ambode

The Governor of Lagos State

Conference Speakers

Mrs Susan Oyemade

Integrative nutrition health coach based in Dubai and Nigeria

Professor Adesola Ogunniyi

Professor of Medicine at the University of Ibadan & consultant neurologist at the University College Hospital, Ibadan

Donald Grant

25 years of global experience in the design & development of urban, suburban and rural projects

Archbishop Kehinde Stephen

Archbishop at Methodist Church Nigeria, Archdiocese of Ibadan.

Dr Mrs Adetokunbo Aderounmu

Retired Medical Director of Obafemi Awolowo University and McPherson University in Ogun State.

Professor Reckson Thakathi

Lectures at the University of Fort Hare in South Africa with the School of Governance and Public Administration

Dr D K Aboderin

Guest Speaker

Pastor Shyngale Wigwe

Guest Speaker

Chief Dr Mrs Nike Akande, Con

Guest Speaker

Moira Allan

Co-Founder, Pass it On Network

Conference Organizers

Sir Dr C.O. Williams

Chief Convener

Pastor Wole Oladiyun

Co-convener, Senior Pastor of Christ Living Spring Apostolic Ministry, co-convener

Dr David Oludare Mark – Okusanya

Host, Director of FAM

Mrs Akinyemi

FAM Board Member

Pastor Wale Odusami

CLAM Elder's Coordinator

Kofoworola Opeifa 

Conference Committee Member

Treasure Sabs

Conference registration

Our Lady Gloria Williams

Conference Manager

Julie Osakwe

Conference Committee

Taiwo Ajisefini

Conference Committee

Seun Akindele

Conference Committee

Sunmbo Ojomu

Conference Committee Member

Kari Henley

Founder, Age Without Borders, digital conference producer


Family Ark Mission is registered with CAC as a Non-Governmental Organization. It is a non-profit making organization with registration number: CAC/IT/NO/25502 with the aim of putting smiles on our Elders and with the objective of collaborating with various organizations and stakeholders to disseminate information on ageing and support services to seniors, families, providers, community agencies, and the private and public sector.

Family Ark Mission runs the following activities (1) World Elders Day (2) Conferences, Workshops and Seminars(3) Research on elderly reformation and rehabilitation (4) Advocacy and Lobbying (5) Endowment fund on elderly care (7) Valentine’s Day Celebration (8) Golden Age Carnival (9)Free Medical Screening and Exercise (10) Pounded Yam/Nutritional Day Celebration (11) Fashion in trend (FIT) for the aged (12) Visit to government and corporate bodies 13) Home Care Services (14) Fun Trips (15) Financial and Pension Resolution (16) The Organisation intends to train carers in Management Development Programme for Older persons (18) Inmate check-up of the Elderly at correctional services (19) Conflict Resolution (20)Sales of geriatric products (21) Ageing Gracefully TV show (22) Income generating ventures for sustainability (23) Older Persons IT compliant Education (24) Recreation Facilities in view (25) Celebration of Life Centers

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