CCPN Board of Trustees
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Ms. Susan Krenn is the Director of the Center for Communication Programs (CCP) at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Dedicated to advancing the science and art of strategic communication to improve health and save lives, CCP partners with organizations worldwide to implement strategic communication programs, enhance access to information and knowledge exchange and conduct research to guide and evaluate programs, test theories and advance knowledge. Susan leads the Center’s staff of over 600 and its operations in over 30 countries.
Susan has nearly 25 years of experience building large-scale, national strategic communication programs that work at scale and show impact. She has contributed to many of JHU•CCP ’s flagship programs, including Nigeria’s first national family planning campaign, the highly successful and recognized Gold Circle quality improvement initiative in West Africa and is a lead author of Ethiopia’s ART communication strategy-one of the first in Africa. She currently holds a faculty position in the department of Health, Behavior and Society at the Bloomberg School of Public Health.
Mr. Ike Osakwe MA (Oxon.) ACA
Mr. Ike Osakwe MA (Oxon.) ACA is the Managing Director of GRID Consulting Ltd. – a company that he established in 1986 and which specialises in the planning and implementation of change processes and systems for commerce, industry, government and NGOs. Ike Osakwe is a Chartered Accountant and practising Management Consultant. He holds two Degrees in Chemistry from the University of Oxford, England and trained for four years in KPMG Audit in London.
As the Managing Director of GRID Consulting Ltd., Ike has overall responsibility for the initiation and execution of all its assignments. Of particular note is the fact that, in the last fifteen years he has been directly involved with the company’s work in the development space – reviewing and building financial management systems and capacity at grass-roots level across many states in Nigeria. He currently serves on the boards of Oando Marketing Plc, Leadway Pensure PFA, and Notore Chemical Industries Ltd. In the past he has chaired the board of Thomas Wyatt Plc., and served on the board of Oando Plc., – both publicly quoted companies. He also served for ten years on the board of FedEx (Red Star Express) Nigeria, and two years as the Chairman of UBA Trustees Limited.
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.
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
Chief Mrs. Mojisola Makanjuola commenced her career in Journalism with her earliest training at NBC Training School, Lagos, 1977 and NTA TV College, Jos, 1983. Her love of excellence led her to attend further trainings at Voice of America Training School in 1998, 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 Masters Degree in view. Moji is a prolific cinematographer with several world class documentaries in her stable and is an ardent advocate of specialization in formal reportage.
She was the first President of 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. Some of her other awards include: 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.
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.
Mrs. Babafunke Fagbemi
Mrs. Babafunke Fagbemi currently serves as the Executive Director of Center for Communication Programs Nigeria (CCPN) and is the Executive Producer of “Newman Street” a Television drama series produced in collaboration with Nollywood Concept Promotions (NCP). CCPN leads on the provision of technical support for strategic health communication in areas of integrated health and social development.
She holds the Bachelor of Pharmacy (B. Pharm) 1989 degree and a Masters of Communication Arts (M.C.A.) degree (2000) from the University of Ibadan, with an MBA from the University of Liverpool, UK. She has consulted for several projects, organizations and agencies in and outside Nigeria. Since November 2008, she has facilitated an annual Leadership in Strategic Health Communication training, bringing together participants from Nigeria and other countries. The workshop, a cornerstone in CCPN’s capacity building mission, has become well known, establishing itself as a unique opportunity for health and communication professionals