Creator of Knowledge
Information Resources Management Association
Advancing the Concepts & Practices of Information Resources Management in Modern Organizations

Desmond Onyemechi Okocha

Desmond Onyemechi Okocha , Ph.D., is an Associate Professor and Dean, Faculty of Communication and Media Studies, Bingham University, Nigeria, a Research Fellow, The University of Religions and Denominations, Iran and Member of the Swiss-based International Panel on the Information Environment (IPIE). He was a Special Adviser on Digital Media and Strategic Communication to Abia State Governor, Nigeria from 2020-2023. His working career spans over several countries including The Gambia, Ghana, India and Nigeria. He holds a Diploma in Media Studies from Ireland, Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in Management from the United Kingdom, Master of Arts (MA) in Mass Communication from Sikkim Manipal University, India and PhD in Mass Communication from Nims University, Rajasthan, India. Besides, working and consulting for World Bank, Global Fund for Women and Open Society Initiative for West Africa (OSIWA) funded projects, he was the pioneer National Knowledge Management and Communication Coordinator for the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) funded Livelihood Improvement Family Enterprises in the Niger Delta, Nigeria. He is the Founder of Institute for Leadership and Development Communication, Nigeria. He has published over 80 articles in refereed journals, conference proceedings, books and 2 edited books. His current research interests include digital journalism, immersive communication, mass media and society, digital activism, social media, development communication, and corporate communication.
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