Senior Management Team
The senior management team oversees the day-to-day operations of IPPFAR. They include the Regional Director, Director of Programmes and Technical Support, and the Senior Manager Operations.
Mr. Lucien Kouassi Kouakou
Mr. Kouakou was appointed the Regional Director IPPFAR in 2011. He joined IPPFAR in 2008 where he served as the Emergency Response Adviser and the Accreditation and Governance adviser. Before this appointment, he was the Team leader for the West and Central Africa Sub-region. He has more than 20 years of experience working in sexual and reproductive health and rights in Africa.
In 1992, he joined the Association Ivoirienne pour le Bien-Etre Familial the IPPFAR Member Association in Cote d’Ivoire. He served in various capacities rising through the ranks to the position of Executive Director which he held for five years.
Mr. Kouakou has extensive experience in health programming and organizational development, focusing on gender mainstreaming and improvement of quality of services. He developed the National Gender Policy in Cote d’Ivoire as well as the National Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights (SRHR) programme.He has been a resource person to MAs and international and national organizations such as the United Nations and Cote d’Ivoire National Network of Civil Society against HIV and AIDS.
He lectured for almost five years on SRHR programming and quality insurance in the Public Health Course in the University of Cote d’Ivoire - Faculty of Medicine. His vision is to cement IPPFAR’s leadership role in increasing access to and use of all SRHR services on the continent positioning IPPFAR as the “go to” SRHR organization in Africa.
Ms. Caroline Kwamboka Nyakundi
Ms. Kwamboka is the Senior Manager, External Relations and Advocacy (ERA). Her professional skills include advocacy, policy and legislative research and analysis, health finance budget tracking, capacity development (including curriculum development), communications, resource mobilization, grant management and advocacy impact evaluation. Previously, she served as an International Team Manager for Advocacy at Deutsche Stiftung Weltbevoelkerung (German Foundation for World Population).
Caroline's postgraduate studies were in Political Science, and she has also undertaken professional studies at the Harvard Kennedy School on Strategic Management and Health Economics at the World Bank Institute.