Cecilia Lodonu-Senoo is an experienced Ghanaian Public Health Nurse, a midwife and a social worker with an unwavering passion for upholding the rights and well-being of the vulnerable, especially women and children. Her career objective has been to manage an organisation with the ultimate aim of uplifting the image of women and girls through transformational processes that will empower and put them in the limelight of social development and decision making. Mrs. Senoo’s passion is “to see a strong and sustainable CSO platform in Africa, very independent representing the voices of the underserved and marginalised in society, advocating for social justice, gender programming, transparency and social accountability” for all and by all.
She is currently pursuing a PhD in Public Health at the University of Ghana, Legon. In 1984, she enrolled in the Holy Family Hospital Nursing Training School where she was certified as a state registered Nurse. In a bid to better contribute her quota to the reproductive health of women, she studied midwifery at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital, Kumasi, after which she was certified as a state registered Midwife in 1990. Mrs. Senoo is also a certified Public Health Nurse and acquired an MPhil degree in Sociology and a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work and Sociology from the University of Ghana. She also obtained professional certificates in HIV/AIDS Management and Gender and Development from the University of California and GIMPA, respectively.
Mrs. Senoo is skilled in national and international advocacy, gender programming and has over 25 years expertise in NGO management, Social and Behaviour Change Communication (SBCC) strategies and interventions, psychosocial counseling, HIV and AIDS programming, competency-based trainings, participatory learning for action with strong advocacy skills, project development and implementation. She has worked on numerous successful state and multinational funded social interventions designed to bring relief to the lives of the vulnerable across the country.