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

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 & a consultant neurologist at the University College Hospital, Ibadan

Donald Grant

25 years experience in the design & development of urban, suburban and rural projects around the world especially for designing elderly recreation parks.

Archbishop Kehinde Stephen

Archbishop at Methodist Church Nigeria, Archdiocese of Ibadan. An insightful and respected minister of God with over 20 years of experience in Kingdom business

Dr Mrs Adetokunbo Aderounmu

Retired Medical Director of Obafemi Awolowo University and McPherson University in Ogun State. An inspirational and motivational speaker as a minister of God and Ageing issues respectively, and oversees to the welfare of some of the seenagers her district.

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


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

Dr David Oludare Mark – Okusanya


Director, Family Ark Mission

Mrs Akinyemi

Family Ark Mission 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

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.

We have confirmed attendance of 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 include:

African perspective on ageing

Policies that recognize and speak to the need for elderly care.

Enacting a Nigerian law for senior citizens



Conference Programme

October 26-27, 2107

26 October, 2017



26th October 2017

7:00- 8:30 Conference Registration Desk Opens

8:30- 8:40: Opening Prayers

8:40- 9:00 Conference Opening – Sir Dr C.O Williams - Chief Convener

9:00 – 9:10 National Anthem / Introductions

9:10 – 9:40 Programme of Dancxercise Mrs Susan Oyemade ( Integrative Nutrition Health Coach )

9:40 – 10:00 Word of Exhortation -

10:00 – 10:30 Goodwill message - His Excellency, Governor of Lagos State, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode

10:30 – 10:50 Excerpts From The Late Founder Major Olubunmi Idowu - Okusanya, Family Ark Mission / Coffee Break

10:50 – 11:50 Cultural Dance Competition

11:50– 12:50 Success Story of Ageing in Developed Nations - Moira Allan (Pass It On Network) France/ USA

12:50 – 13:50 Lunch/ Exhibition of Products and Services/ Medical Screening

13:50 – 14:20 Panel Discussion: Challenges of Ageing In Africa

a) Archbishop Kehinde Stephen, b) Professor Temitope Alonge, c) Professor Adebimpe Aderounmu, d) Lagos State Ministry of Health Rep, e) Ghana High Commission Rep, f) Pharm. Mrs Gbonjubola Ayoola

14:20 – 14:40 Tea Break

14:50 – 15:30 Focus discussion on Government Policy on Care for the Aged in Nigeria –

Professor Adesola Ogunniyi, Pastor Shyngale Wigwe, Dr Amos Omoresemi,

Dr David Oludare Mark, Hon Oladipo Afolabi

15:30 – 16:00 Bridging Generational Gap in African Culture and Tradition

16:10 Session ends for the day


27th October 2017


7:00- 8:00 Conference Registration Desk Open

8:00- 8:20 Opening Prayers/ Word of Exhortation

8:20- 8:50 Programme of Dancxercise Mrs Susan Oyemade ( Integrative Nutrition Health Coach )

8:50- 9:00 Introductions

8:50 – 9:50 Panel Discussion on Public Pension Problems

9:50 – 10:10 Coffee Break

10: 10 – 10:20 Presentation of Communiqué

10:20 – 10:50 Keynote Address - His Excellency the Vice President of Nigeria , Prof Yemi Osinbajo

11:00 – 12:00 Designing Recreation Centers for Seenagers – Donald Grant

(Silk Tree International) A Shanghai Based Prize-Winning Australian Urban Designer/ Landscape Architect

12:10– 13:10 Traditional and Cultural Concept of Ageing in Nigeria (Moderator : Chief Jide Idowu / Princess Shade Adeyemi

Oba Rilwan Akiolu of Lagos

Alaafin of Oyo , Oba Lamidi Adeyemi

Ooni of Ife, Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi

13:10 – 14:10 Lunch/ Exhibition of Products and Services/ Medical Screening

14:10 – 15:10 Panel Discussion - Tagged A Witch At Old Age : Superstition or Reality

Guest Panelist: Chief Dr Mrs Nike Akande, CON, Pastor Mrs Bukola Oladiyun, Dr Mrs Adetokunbo Aderounmu, Mrs Joesphine Ebo, Mrs Tosin Sodunke, Mrs Comfort Olaniran

15:10 – 16:00 Breaking Generational Curses - Pastor Wole Oladiyun

16:00- 16:10 Conference Closes for the Day

18:00 – 21:00 Special Event: Networking, Music, Fashion Parade, Fund Raising and Award Ceremony

Conference Dinner Buffet – Per Person 15k, Table for 4 @ 50k, 6 @ 70k, 8 @ 90k (Optional)  *k=one thousand naira

POST SHOW TOURS: Half- Day and Full- Day Tours are available. Enquire about the extension packs at the information Desks.


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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