Our MISSION STATEMENT
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.
what we do
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.
My Powerful H.A.N.D.S Campaign
A Campaign to stop the further spread of COVID-19 in Nigeria using preventive methods. The Power is in our H.A.N.D.S.
We are a Nigerian Non-profit,
Non-governmental Organization Incorporated on 16th May 2001
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.
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Strategic support to the
RCCE Pillar of the NCDC
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.
Leadership in Strategic Communication Workshop
Flagship CSR initiative
RUGAN ARDO ''WASH'' PROJECT
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.
Flagship capacity building programme
There were ready antidotes to bouts of malaria whenever any of Rebecca Udo-Umana’s three children fall ill and this has been often. For Rebecca, it would mean the temporary abandonment of her tailoring business and a long and tedious trip into the bush to find the appropriate herb that would cure the illness. Rebecca, a 32-year- old resident of Ebe Ikpi in Essiet Eket local …
For over 30 years, the people of Rugan Ardo, a mainly Fulani herders community in Abuja, the Federal Capital have suffered from lack of potable water and modern toilet facilities. For many years, they waited in vain for government intervention to put an end to their misery. Then the Centre for Communication and Social Impact came along in 2017 during the World Malaria Day to …
When I got pregnant for the first time, I was merely 13 years old and I suffered a lot; my legs and whole body got swollen because my husband did not allow me to go for Antenatal service as a result of shame.” These are the words of Na’imat Basiru, a teenage mother who already has two children from three conceptions. Lost in a dismal thought …