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 Times – Americas 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.
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.