Innocent Iroaganachi

Innocent Iroaganachi is a writer and journalist who lives in Ennis, Co Clare.

Innocent Umezuruike Iroaganachi is a Nigerian, residing in Ennis, County Clare, Ireland. He is currently undergoing Nursing Studies at the Ennis College of Further Education of the Limerick and Clare Education Training Board (LCETB) and in 2020, he was selected as a member, the Education and Training Board (ETB) Quality Assurance Review Panel, participating in AONTAS’ Learners as Leaders Programme, trained as a peer mentor, and serving as a Learner Representative for QQI on the ETB Quality Assurance Review Panel.

He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication Studies and Master of Arts degree in Pastoral/Communication Studies, from the University of Calabar, in Nigeria. He was a tutor and dean of student’s affairs at Lucy Memorial Secondary School, in Nigeria, and a part - time lecturer at the Centre for the Study of African Culture and Communication (CESACC), the Communication Studies Department of the Catholic Institute of West Africa (CIWA), in Nigeria.

As pioneer member of Young Peace Journalists of Pax Christi International (YPJ - PCI), Brussels, he conducted interviews and wrote articles on topics pertaining to internally displaced camps/persons, refugees, immigration, peace, and human right violations in Nigeria. He is a volunteer with Asante Africa Foundation, Tanzania, where he is responsible for developing content with the marketing team for publication online.

He is a member and media correspondent with SIGNIS (World Catholic Association of Communication (SIGNIS), Brussels, an organisation through which he has participated in various media related workshops and trainings. As a participant in 2016 SIGNIS Communication Laboratory Workshop in Kenya, he co-produced short videos on lives and struggles of refugee children in Nairobi. In 2018, he represented the African region of SIGNIS in a television conference organised by SIGNIS in Ireland, where he presented audio-visual contents from Africa and participated in evaluating audio-visual contents of participants. Through SIGNIS, he was in 2020, nominated to serve as a juror of Plural Plus project of the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) and International Organization for Migration (IOM), where he participated in the vetting of short films by young people reflecting human dignity.

Presently, he is a regular contributor to The Peace Journalist, a biannual publication of The Center for Global Peace Journalism at Park University, in the United States of America. Locally, he has had some of his articles published by famous County Clare newspapers, The Clare Champion and The Clare Echo.