To be the leading SBC organisation in Africa, innovatively empowering communities through partnerships and evidence-based strategies.
We believe communication saves lives, so we inspire change by building capacity for health and social development across the spectrum of strategic communication design and implementation.
Our work is grounded in research and science, strengthened by partnerships and focused on building the capacity of individuals, communities and countries to succeed. We seek the most efficient solutions that provide optimum results, every time.
The Centre for Communication and Social Impact (CCSI) is a leading Social and Behaviour Change (SBC) organization with expertise in utilising evidence from research to implement effective strategies that address barriers preventing designated audiences from adopting recommended behaviours. Birthed by the Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs (JHCCP), Baltimore, USA and registered in 2001 as a Non-Governmental Organization with the Corporate Affairs Commission of Nigeria, CCSI continues to work towards being the center of excellence in strategic communications in Africa.
Driven by values of integrity, passion, care, innovation, and excellence, CCSI focuses on the central role of strategic communication to impact behaviors, build brands, and provide technical leadership in health and social development.
The Centre for Communication and Social Impact (CCSI) provides critical and urgent technical, operational strategic communication design support to the Risk Communication pillar of the Nigerian Center for Disease Control (NCDC). The support covers rapidly designing and adapting evidence-based information with compelling, practical, and locally targeted materials. It utilizes behavioral insights and embedded acceptable social norms surrounding important content for COVID-19 across all stages of the pandemic—containment, treatment and care. This support was funded by BMGF and UK AID SCRAP-C Project.
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Many public health challenges such as: malnutrition, malaria, water borne diseases etc. faced by communities in Nigeria are largely preventable. Several rural communities in Nigeria lack access to safe drinking-water, sanitation and hygiene services; malaria prevention and treatment services; as well as access to family planning (FP)/childbirth spacing (CBS) services. Women in rural areas are more likely to marry earlier than their urban counterparts, increasing the need for modern family planning. However, women in rural areas are less likely to use modern contraceptives when compared to their urban counterparts.
The rate of deaths caused by Tuberculosis in Nigeria is on the high rise as 120,000 persons die annually due to the deadly disease. Watch as these TB Survivors share their journey through the healing process.
Leadership in Strategic Communication Workshop (LSCW)
In Nigeria annually, Centre for Communication and Social Impact (CCSI) partners with the Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs (CCP), Baltimore to organize the Leadership in Strategic Communication Workshop (LSCW).This annual workshop has attracted participants from Nigeria and other African countries (Ghana, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, Liberia, Cote d’Ivoire, Kenya, Ethiopia, Zambia etc.).The ultimate vision of the LSCW course is to promote more effective, state-of-the-art health and social communication programs that will improve the quality of communication for health and social development.
Newman Street’ is an entertainment education TV drama series, featuring well-known Nollywood artists. Leveraging on the popularity and success of Nollywood and entertainment as a tool for providing correct and life-saving messages, Newman street is an organic platform for communicating and changing lives. It is an innovative TV drama, creatively scripted and acted to address key health concerns facing all Nigerians, like malaria and family planning.