Seyi Dada (Kakanfo)

Seyi Dada (Kakanfo)

Public Health Expert

Seyi Dada (Kakanfo) is a public health expert with over 15 years of global experience. She has planned and coordinated government, grant, and operational programs within the health, policy, and non-profit sectors. Seyi specializes in program management, change management and stakeholder management with expertise in capacity building, performance monitoring and evaluation, documentation and reporting.

As an expert for the Technical Assistance Partnership (TAP) initiative, Seyi alongside another Canadian expert Tracey Foster collaborates with the Federal Ministry of Health’s Family Health Department (FHD) to strengthen capacity for quality Reproductive, Maternal, Neonatal, Child, Adolescent and Elderly Health plus Nutrition (RMNCAEH+N) program and services in Nigeria. She provides content-specific advisory, facilitation, training, mentoring, and coaching services to FHD personnel whilst developing tools to strengthen the capacity of the FHD to align with all available national and sub-national resources in line with policy, program, and service objectives.

Throughout her career, Seyi has overseen project management and implementation for multiple international development projects funded by various international organizations in expanding cost-effective, evidence-based public health interventions in sub-Saharan Africa.

Based in Canada, Seyi has recently held key positions such as Program Manager, Operational Excellence with the Ontario Medical Association and Consultant Program Manager, Government and Non-Profits at the Canadian Red Cross. In Nigeria, she worked within the United Nations (UN) system at the World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF and with the UK-DFID and Pathfinder International.

Seyi is a certified program and change manager. She holds a Master’s in Public Health (MPH) from the University of Essex, United Kingdom and a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry from the University of Lagos, Nigeria.