UGONMA, Cokey

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Cokey Ugonma, a member of the board of trustees of the Media Career Development Network (MCDN) is an accomplished journalist whose outstanding performance in the various positions she has held in her career confirms that women are as capable as their male counterparts in the media profession.
Gender: Female
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Profession Journalist
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Voice of Nigeria, 1994 till date; Assistant Director News(Head-Current Affairs Section) 2017 till Present; Chair Person, Nigeria Association of Women Journalists; Mentor/Member, Panel for Investigative reporting grants scripts, International Centre for Investigative Reporting; Member/Financial Secretary, Girls Mentors NGO; Member, Women in Peace Building Network NGO.

Previous Appointments:

– Facilitator/Trainer, National Youth Service Corps, 1990-1991;

– Marketing Executive, TZJOEZ Marketing Bureau, 1991-1992;

– Artiste, Nigeria Television Authority, 1992-1994;

– Editor/Reporter, 1994-1999;

– Senior News Editor(Head, Development Desk, Lagos), 1999-2003;

– Senior News Producer, 2003-2007;

– Principal News Editor(Head, Editorial Shift); 2007-2009;

– Fellow, Communication Support, UNFCCC, May 1-November 1, 2011;

– Assistant Chief News Producer(Head, Online Section); 2011-2012;

– Chief News Producer(Head, Editorial Section); 2012-2015;

– Assistant Director News(Head, Editorial Section); 2015- September 2017;

– Assistant Director News(Head, Digital Media); September-December, 2017

– Fellow, United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, 2011;
– Fellow, UNFCC+COM, 2011;
– Fellow, Bio-sciences for Farming in Africa, 2012.

Local Authority School 1, Kirikiri, Lagos State, 1978; Girls' Secondary School Egbu, Owerri, Imo State, 1983; Federal College of Education, Kontagora, 1984-1987;University of Jos, Plateau State, 1987-1990
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AWARDS
– Winner, Voice of Nigeria News Excellence Award for Best Commentary Writer, 2002;
– Winner, Farm Radio International Script writing Competition, 2010;
– Winner, UNFCC/CDM Radio Contest for African Journalists, 2011.

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