Francis Njuakom Nchii, is a leading eldercare crusader, with 22 years of championing positive messages on ageing in and out of Africa. He is completely driven by his passion for inspiring a society where the elderly can be encouraged, motivated and supported, to do extraordinary things and Live fulfilled Lives with dignity.
Trained in social work, social gerontology, community development and leadership, he is the Founder and Chief Executive of Community Development Volunteers for Technical Assistance (CDVTA), Cameroon’s leading eldercare organization. He has chaired and presented papers on ageing issues in conferences across Europe, Australia, United States and Africa. He continues to share his best practice experience in eldercare within the African traditional solidarity care concept, with students of social gerontology in Universities and Care Institutions in the USA, Europe and Africa.
An experienced motivational public speaker, Francis has coordinated and advised Nouvelle Planete Switzerland’s development projects in Cameroon for 10 year (2008-2018). A member of the Cameroon government ageing committee, a founding member of the Cameroon Consortium of NGOs on Ageing (CCNA) and a Common Wealth Association for the Ageing Ambassador in Cameroon, he has received more than five media awards in Cameroon.
In 2008, Francis was awarded the Sheila McKechnie International Campaigner Award at Number 10 Downing Street, London, by UK Prime Minister, the Rt,. Hon. Gordon Brown. Recently awarded, the Positive Ageing Image Award in USA, by LeadingAge Georgia, Francis is also a Director on the Board of the International Federation on Ageing (IFA). In May 2016 the President of Cameroon raised him to the prestigious rank of “Knight of Cameroon Order of Valour” for his over 21 years of successful eldercare services in Cameroon.
Francis is happily married to Roseline Kamdem,(a transformational support consultant with the Young Feminist Fund-FRIDA), with whom they have 5 children (2boys & 3 girls)