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.
In Africa,the population of older persons aged 60 and over will
exceed 103 million in 2030 and reach
205 million in 2050.
Individuals 60 and over are at high risk for complex health problems, chronic illness, disability and poverty arising from extended income gaps. The increasing number of people requiring social security, long-term care, and an enabling environment, require innovative and sustainable frameworks towards healthy ageing, income security and productive engagement of older person as social assets.
Nigeria is yet to evolve a social security system across age bands, that proactively addresses the risk of poverty and vulnerability in old age.
Mainstreaming ageing education
Influencing policy and legislation in ageing
Promoting healthy ageing and income security for seniors
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.