We reach out to help and empower older people across Africa through local network members. We help older people to have secure income by advocating for pensions and providing livelihood support, and to have access to the health services they need.

We understand that emergencies can disproportionately impact older people, and we strive to ensure their safety and well-being during challenging times. Our emergency response efforts prioritise the provision of essential services, such as immediate medical care, temporary shelter, and access to clean water and sanitation facilities.


Learn about HelpAge network members in Africa.

Regional Representative: Carole Osero-Ageng’o

Carole Ageng'o

Carole is a highly experienced lawyer and human rights advocate with over 25 years of experience managing programs on equality, gender, women’s rights, conflict, and the law in Africa. Her work has included strategic planning, program conceptualization and implementation, advocacy, monitoring and evaluation, fundraising, and partnership development. Carole leads the development of HelpAge International’s Global Initiatives and is the Regional Representative for Africa.

Prior to joining HelpAge International, she was the Associate Regional Director, Policy and Advocacy, for the Africa Regional Office of Planned Parenthood Global. She previously worked at the International Women’s Program of the Open Society Foundations and before that was the Africa Program Officer at Equality Now. She has undertaken successful policy advocacy initiatives at the African Union and the United Nations and led projects on inclusion in post-conflict and fragile settings. Carole holds an MA in International Conflict Management and a Post Graduate Diploma in the Equal Status and Human Rights of Women.

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