We work with governments and educational institutes to develop a national research agenda and international networks on ageing, grant applications for research in ageing and the enhancement of information and referral databases in ageing in Nigeria and sub-Sahara Africa to guide policy action at all levels of governance



To stem out discrimination and influence positive perception of older persons;
To promote a human right and life course approaches to policies and programs that advance health & income security in later life;



To build intergenerational synergies and enhance mutual exchange as well as skills development for community seniors and youths;
To empower older artisans & farmers for continued productivity and income security;
To empower and reintegrate abused, neglected and violated older women;

About Us

The Dave Omokaro Foundation (DOF) is committed to building capacity in ageing through advocacy, education and training, research, and stakeholders engagement in Nigeria and sub-Saharan Africa.

DOFs mission is to ensure that older persons in Nigeria enjoy income security, access to health care, intergenerational solidarity, and opportunities for continued engagement in society. We believe in right-based and life course approach in our pursuit of a systemic overhaul to improve quality of life of older persons. DOF is the leading organization in ageing in Nigeria.

Our mission

To enhance public and private sector capacity to understand and respond to health and socio-economic implications of ageing & challenges of older persons through policy advocacy, education and training, research and stakeholders' engagement in ageing with intersections of gender, disabilities and intergenerational cohesion.
To identify training needs and partner with governments, institutions, agencies, development partners and individuals to develop training programs towards personnel knowledge and skills, and systems’ capacity to deliver quality services to older persons

Dr. Emem Omokaro, Executive Director

Our Patners

“In Africa,the population of older persons aged 60 and over will exceed 103 million in 2030 and reach 205 million in 2050.”


What We Do

The Dave Omokaro Foundation (CAC/IT/NO41157) is a Trust registered in Nigeria for, education and training, research support, advocacy and stakeholders’ engagement for good governance and work force development in the field of Ageing. It is positioned to become the leading organization in the development of leadership capacities, within government Institutions, Non- governmental organizations, Private sector and communities in Nigeria and sub-Sahara Africa, to enable effective response to Population Ageing consistent with Global, Regional and National frameworks and their pledges on inclusive and sustainable development.


Training those who have direct input in policy formulation, planning, evaluation and implementation processes, and those who directly work in the field of ageing and/or with older persons. These include personnel in academia, government, NGOs, private sector, media and care givers.


Sponsoring model community programs that promote healthy ageing, income security and age friendly services, where older persons can continue to engage their expertise and where the youth can bring energy, vision, innovation, creativity and technology to product design and marketing


To empower and reintegrate abused, neglected and violated older women.


To produce multi-level skilled manpower for formulation, planning and implementation of strategic policies and actions in ageing.

Our Impact

The Dave Omokaro Foundation pioneered the study of Gerontology in Nigerian Universities and has trained over 800+ senior level faculty and policy makers in Gerontology and other aspects of ageing. ​ Through our advocacy, we have intensified momentum for national action on ageing legislation and inclusion across public and private sectors in Nigeria. ​ We have developed models for inter-generational entrepreneurship centres in rural communities that promote healthy ageing, income security, and age friendly services. ​

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In-kind gifts allow DOF to direct more resources towards ageing projects. We welcome pro-bono services like grant writing, legal, video/photography, accounting, and more.

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