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.
To be the centre of excellence in strategic communications in Africa
Our Mission Statement
To be the leading SBC organisation in Africa,innovatively empowering communities through partnerships and evidence-based strategies.
Integrity, Passion, Excellence, Innovation and Care
CCSI Board Of Trustees
Mr. Ike Osakwe MA (Oxon.) ACA
Ike Osakwe is a Chartered Accountant and Management Consultant. A graduate of the University of Oxford, he is also an Associate member of the Institutes of Chartered Accountants both for Nigeria and for England and Wales. Initially trained for four years at KPMG Audit in London, he recently retired from GRID Consulting Ltd. – a specialist Aid consultancy that he established in 1986 and which has been recently acquired by DAI Global LLC, a US-based global development company.
Ike has over 35 years’ experience in financial, strategic and corporate planning, as well as organisational and financial management systems development, both in Nigeria and internationally. He has brought his vast experience in the dynamics of most major industrial sectors to bear in his work on corporate governance.
Ike has held several governments and board appointments and currently serves on the boards of Oando Plc, Leadway Pensure PFA, Notore Chemical Industries Plc., DAI Global LLC., as well as Centre for Communication and Social Impact. He previously served on the boards of Oando Marketing Plc. and Red Star Express Nigeria Ltd; and chaired the Boards of Thomas Wyatt Nig. Plc. and UBA Trustees Ltd.
Hajia Hadiza Babayaro
Hadiza is an experienced advocate on women and girl issues, an adviser on Behavioural Change Communication (BCC) Programming, facilitator, instructor and professional in community mobilization. With expertise in voice and accountability programs and specialties in designing programs and activities with particular interest to capture the “hard to reach” and “hard to convince” (HR & HC) social groups. Of significance, Hadiza has facilitated a number of communication, advocacy, research, and mobilization programs.
These have included, Ku Saurara! (KS, Listen Up!) Project, where engagement of radio and home video communication mediums were employed. More specifically, she was involved in script writing of 150 episodes of the KS Radio Program; as well as monitoring of 40 community rallies (road shows) in the twelve targeted states; finally also engaged in the facilitation for the formation of youth clubs for married girls in five northern states.
Possessing a Masters in Education and International Development Health Promotion from the Institute of Education University of London UK as well as subsequent trainings and work in Health Communications, has enabled Hadiza to develop and coordinate strategic communication activities. Her research has also extended into behavioural surveillance (participation in the Northern Clusters, Behavioural Surveillance Survey on HIV/AIDS and Sexuality (1999 conducted for FHI-USAID).
Chief Mrs. Mojisola Makanjuola
Mojisola commenced her career in Journalism with her earliest training at NBC Training School, Lagos, 1977 and NTA TV College, Jos, 1983. Her love for excellence led her to attend further trainings at Voice of America Training School in 1998, the American Heritage University of Southern California, San Bamadino, USA where she obtained a B.A in Media Studies and then the International Institute of Journalism, (IIJ) Abuja and a Master’s Degree. Moji is a prolific cinematographer with several world-class documentaries in her stable and is an ardent advocate of specialization in formal reportage.
She works tirelessly for the uplift of the African woman. Her life mission is to use her field – journalism to contribute to the long-term vision of remaking Nigeria into a model, and to promote an overreaching environment that is capable of shaping National rebirth and character.
She was the first President of the National Association of Women Journalist (NAWOJ) to be returned unopposed and was the first journalist to be given the Award of Excellence by the Nigerian Medical and Dental Council. She has received numerous awards to her honour after that; notably is the Most Grateful Awards 2008 for outstanding Reporting of HIV/AIDS Activities in Nigeria, Meritorious Service Award in recognition of Professional Excellence and Service to Humanity, honorary citizenship of Kansas State, and the First Award of Excellence by the Broadcasting Organization of Nigeria -NIBRA.
She is a forefront media advocate and has produced several programs and advocacy programs on Maternal and Child Health, Polio Eradication, Health systems promotion, communicable and non-communicable diseases. In recognition of her passion and dedication to excellence, she was the first African to be awarded the Knight Journalism Fellowship of the Centre for Disease Control for Public Health, Atlanta, USA. Moji Makanjuola is a devout patriot as she continues to produce and present Bridges – a program that has been building bridges towards a sustainable Nigeria (over 200 episodes), and topical issues of health- “Health Reports” on the NTA network. She is also an accomplished author whose book ‘Health Journalism – A journey with Moji Makanjuola’ is on the Abuja Literary Society’s Best seller list.
Prof. Ralph Afolabi Akinfeleye, Ph.D., Fnge, Fnipr, Fcids
Prof Ralph Afolabi Akinfeleye, a graduate of the World First School of Journalism at the University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri, USA, is a communication specialist and consultant to UNFPA, UNESCO, UNIFEM, WHO, UNICEF, UNDP to mention a few. He is a Fellow of the Nigerian Guild of Editors (fnge), Fellow of the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (fnipr), Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Development Studies (fcids) and Chairman, Management Board, Unilag Radio-103.1FM and Television – the first University Radio Station in Nigeria.
He is the Chair and past Head of the Dept. of Department of Mass Communication University of Lagos, Nigeria as well as the Centre of Excellence in Multimedia and Cinematography/Unilag Radio 103.1fm and Television.
He is a Consultant and one time Member of the Board of the Nigerian Press Council and Chairman of the Panel of Assessors for the Nigerian Media Merit Award (NMMA), the Golden Pen Media Award in Nigeria, and member of the Editorial Board of many media houses including the AEJMC, Media Education Journal, Communication Review, Journal of Multimedia and Communication Studies, to mention a few. He has more than 55 peer-reviewed articles, journals, books and monographs to his credit.
Professor Akinfeleye is a specialist in Mass Media and National Security, a subject he has been teaching for decades at the University of Lagos, Nigeria as well as Health Communication/Behavior Change Communication BCC.
An advocate of sustainable media law and ethics, Health Communication and Behavior Change Communication (BCC) for the Nigerian media landscape, Prof. Ralph Akinfeleye believes that lack of effective horizo-vertical pattern of communication and sustainable media law and ethics are parts of the world’s undigested past.
An Advocate of Creating Public Relations of Relevance, Professor Akinfeleye continues to add value to the pedagogical purity of the Mass Media in Africa. Recently, Prof. Ralph Akinfeleye was elected to the prestigious Council of The World Journalism Education Congress in Paris, France. He is the first African to be so elected to the WJEC. He will represent the entire African for three years from his election.