The CSEM Secretariat
Lucien Kouassi Kouakou
Director, International Planned Parenthood Federation Africa Region
Mr. Lucien Kouassi Kouakou is currently the Director of International Planned Parenthood Federation Africa Region (IPPFAR). He has over 26 years extensive knowledge and experience in Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR). Under his leadership as the Director of IPPF Africa Region, a lot of progress has been made in Africa Region.
Prior to this appointment, he served in IPPF as the Emergency Response Advisor, the Accreditation and Governance Advisor, and the Team Leader for West and Central Africa Sub-Region.
Mr. Kouakou worked from 1992-2008 at the IPPFAR’s Member Association in Cote d’Ivoire respectively as the Operational Research Project Coordinator, the Welfare Project Coordinator, the Chief of Community Based Distribution and Service Provision Division. He then rose to the position of Programme Director and the Executive Director.
His outstanding management skills saw him receive an International Management Award in Geneva, Switzerland in 2006. Additionally, he worked as a consultant for various national and international organizations in the area of SRHR planning, programming, training and quality management.
An economist by training, Mr. Kouakou is also specialized in Organizational Management and Development and in Total Quality Management with a focus in Health.