The Centre for Communication and Social Impact (CCSI), formerly known as Center for Communication Programs Nigeria (CCPN) was registered in 2001 as a Non-Governmental Organization with the Corporate Affairs Commission of Nigeria. Birthed in Nigeria by the Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs (JHCCP), Baltimore, USA, CCPN transitioned its operations under the new name CCSI after an exciting 10 years of growth and operations in Nigeria and other African countries. Our new name clearly communicates our expanding portfolio and identity as an indigenous Nigerian NGO.
Centre for Communication and Social Impact (CCSI) reflects our ambition as we look towards our growing future and the plans we have in contributing to Nigeria’s development and the African continent.
Our Mission Statement
To be the leading SBC organisation in Africa,
innovatively empowering communities through
partnerships and evidence-based strategies
Set to inspire change, we believe that communication saves lives.
CCSI has five core values, these are reflections of our core DNA
(who we are) and what we bring to work everyday.
We are disciplined, accountable, transparent, honest and reliable.
We are goal-driven and purposeful. We work as a team.
We are collaborative, professional, striving to attain the highest quality
We are creative, always learning, versatile and cutting edge.
We are supportive of one another and respectful.
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.
Mr. Kareem Tejumola
Mr. Kareem Tejumola is the Chairman, TNS RMS Nigeria Limited, a world renowned Custom, Social & Market Research Company with a global reach in Asia Pacific, Europe, US, Latin America, West, East & Central Africa. He is one of the founding fathers of market research in West Africa in general and Nigeria in particular. Mr. Tejumola began his career in Market Research as a Statistician with the British Market Research Bureau in 1963.
He also worked with Research International London and Research Bureau of Nigeria Ltd. (now Research International) between 1970 and 1980. Mr. Tejumola has a Diploma in Marketing and Statistics from the Polytechnic of Central London, UK. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Statisticians (FIS) and Nigerian Marketing Research Association. (NiMRA). In 1980, Tejumola founded Research & Marketing Services (RMS) in Nigeria, a company that has achieved and celebrated 30 years of reputable business within the industry. He laid the foundation of RMS pre-eminence in Africa and beyond having spanned through Nigeria, Cameroon, Ghana, Senegal, Cote D’Iviore, Kenya, India and UK.
Prior to the merger between TNS and Research & Marketing Services in 2011, Kareem Tejumola was the Executive Chairman of RMS. As the Executive Chairman, he was actively involved in new business generation and co-ordination of the Group’s activities across Africa. Tej as he is fondly called has a wealth of knowledge and experience garnered over 30 years of practice in the field of marketing research. In recognition of his role as a global player and in appreciation of his immeasurable contributions to the Market Research Industry and the Nigerian Society, Mr. Kareem Tejumola was in 2010 awarded the ‘Industry Personality of the Decade’ by the Nigerian Marketing Research Association (NiMRA). Kareem Tejumola is a worthy and renowned researcher, an enigma of outstanding personality, a benevolent persona. He is an experienced professional of repute by all ramifications. He is happily married with 5 Children.
CLIENTS & PARTNERS
CCSI works with clients and partners across the globe to develop groundbreaking innovations and bring them to life. As one of the few organizations in the world that can pull together world-class experts in multiple fields to work on a single project, we constantly collaborate with leading organizations, companies and non-profits – whomever is the best in their business to move innovation forward.
Give us a call, send us an email or drop by to have a chat. We are always here to help out in whatever way we can.