Francis Njuakom Nchii is a Cameroon national, and holds certificates in social work, community development, social gerontology, advocacy and leadership. He is founder and Executive Director of Community Development Volunteers for Technical Assistance (CDVTA), Cameroon’s leading organisation for the care and support of older people.
He has chaired and presented papers on ageing issues in many international conferences across Europe, Australia, United States of America and Africa. Apart from being an experienced motivational speaker, Francis currently serves as Representative of Nouvelle Planete Swiss projects in Cameroon. He also serves on the national ageing committee with the ministry of social affairs in Cameroon. Francis is happily married to Roseline Njuakom and they have two boys and three girls.
As well as receiving more than five awards in Cameroon by different national media groups, in 2008 Francis was awarded the Sheila McKechnie 2008 International Campaigner Award at Number 10 Downing Street, London, by the then UK Prime Minister, the Rt,. Hon. Gordon Brown. He was recently presented with the Positive Ageing Image Award in the United States of America, by LeadingAge Georgia.
Francis is a Director on the Board of the International Federation on Ageing (IFA). During the 2016 Cameroon’s National Day celebration, the President of Cameroon conferred on him, the title of “Knight of the Cameroon Order of Valour” for his over 20 years of service, championing elderly rights in Cameroon and for promoting community development in the country.
Francis is the CommonAge Ambassador in Cameroon.