Mrs C.N Okror
 

ABOUT NKIRU CELINE OKORO (MRS)

 

Mrs. Nkiru Celine Okoro is the founder & Executive Director of Centa for Organizational Development (COD) Nigeria, a registered non governmental, non political, not for profit gender proportionate & focused organization that seeks to redress the existing in-balances in women’s that seeks to redress the existing in balances in women’s access to socio - economic , cultural and political rights in Nigeria by offering to them cost effective and efficient management, leadership, human rights and organizational development trainings necessary to effectively promote and protect  economic, socio - cultural and political rights of more women and girls in Nigeria.

While attending the 54th  Session of the United Nations Commission on the status of Women in New York from March 1 to 13 2010, she was appointed Managing Partner (Nigeria & Africa) of The African Sun TimesAmericas oldest and only African Weekly Newspaper on the News Stand, now online. She brings to the stable of the newspaper her over twenty years experience in active journalism practice in the vibrant and competitive Nigeria’s news papering industry first at The Guardian as a Foreign Affairs reporter covering South East Asian countries and Advert/Promotions Manager of The Comet now The Nation Newspapers.
Until December 2004, Mrs. Nkiru Celine Okoro was the country Co-ordinator – Africawoman a regional intranet and Internet based newspaper in Eight African Countries of Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Every week, eighty female journalists from these countries met through the virtual newsroom to exchange ideas and stories on issues emanating and affecting the African Woman. Through this, an edition of the Africawoman newspaper is published and circulated very month in these countries. The British Council managed Africawoman with financial support from the Common Wealth Foreign Office (CFO), The British Department for International Development (DFID) and the Population Reference Bureau (PRB). Africawoman was affiliated to Worldwoman – a registered British Media Charity based in Scotland. 

A Ph.D student in Development and Gender Studies at University of Abuja – Nigeria, Mrs. Nkiru Celine Okoro holds a Master of Science degree in International Relations from Obafemi Awolowo University Ile Ife Osun State and a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science and Public Administration from University of Benin Benin City – Edo State both in Nigeria. A foremost gender advocate, she has participated in several national, regional and international forums aimed at improving the status of women in the world including six sessions of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (UNCSW 48- 54), and as the Nigerian NGO media representative to the Sixth country report of Nigeria’s implementation of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) in July 2008.
Married to Mr. Kelechi Clifford Okoro – a seasoned and professional Banker with Ecobank Nig. Plc, they both have four children –Chinyere, Amarachi, Kelechi and Ifeanyi. Mrs. Nkiru Celine Okoro is committed to economic empowerment of Women as a strategy for the protection and promotion of Women’s human rights in the world especially in Africa.
Nkiru Celine Okoro is looking forward to participating the  prestigious Stanford University 2010 Summer Fellowship on Democracy and Development in California, United States of Nigeria.

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