Towards the end of May 2013, The International Federation on Ageing (IFA), together with Friends of IFA Japan (FOIFA), and along with collaboration from local partners, co-hosted a successful international workshop on ageing and healthy environments in the city of Yaoundé, Cameroon.
Addressing the fact that Africa will experience a faster rate of population ageing than all other regions in projections to 2050, the workshop focused on some of the burning issues surrounding elderly people and ageing in Cameroon (in addition to its neighboring countries) and gave Cameroon-based organizations the opportunity to showcase their work and foster international interest and discussion.
The workshop focused on four (4) main themes including: 1. Health and Wellbeing into Old Age; 2. Elder Abuse; 3. Older Persons and Crisis Management; and 4. Age-Friendly Environments.
For a list of the esteemed speakers and links to their presentations, you may view a PDF of the workshop program by clicking the button below. Please click on the presenter’s name for a link to their presentation
Local Partner Organizations: Local Contact Details
Cameroon Association on Ageing (CAA)
Regional Centre for the Welfare of Ageing Persons (RECEWAPEC)
Community Development Volunteers for Technical Assistance (CDVTA)
Forestry, Agricultural, Animal and Fishery Network (FAFFNET)