Thursday, 22 January 2009

Chinedu Onyejelem

Racial Studies from Trinity College Dublin, a B Sc in Social Studies Education, a Nigerian Certificate in Education and an Advanced Certificate in Mass Communication from various Nigerian colleges.
He has worked as a journalist for the print and online editions of The Irish Times, and has also written for Garda Review and the Irish Catholic. He has made numerous TV and radio appearances, including on Prime Time, Mono, Morning Ireland, Rattlebag, Today with Pat Kenny and Tonight with Vincent Browne, along with many other programmes. He also worked for the News Agency of Nigeria.

In 2006 he was the recipient of one of the ESB/Rehab People of the Year Awards.
Chinedu founded the Metro Eireann Media and Multicultural Awards (MAMA) to honour people and groups across Ireland (north and south) who work to combat racism and promote cross-cultural understanding. In 2006 he established the Permanent TSB Ethnic Entrepreneur of the Year Awards. The maiden awards were presented by President Mary McAleese in February 2007.

Chinedu is a Ministerial nominee to the Steering Group of The National Action Plan Against Racism and a member of Department of Foreign Affairs/NGO Standing Committee, which advises the Irish Government on Human Rights issues overseas. He was recently appointed a Director of the non-governmental, international, humanitarian organisation Concern Worldwide.

Source: Inter racial dialog.

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