Israel Adesko

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Israel Adeseko

PhD Candidate
Media | School of Creative Arts and Media

Room 207 , The Media School

6226 2170 (phone)

Israel Adeseko is a PhD candidate at the Media School, University of Tasmania, and a higher degree research associate with CSIRO’s Land and water group, Sandy bay, Hobart. He is interested in Environmental Communications research that focuses on the intersections between communicative processes that influences public behaviour through media and engagement practices of sustainability proponents. An emerging communications and engagement leader, Israel is committed to contributing to research and processes that ensures environmental communication moves beyond tokenism towards tangible/visible behaviour change.


Before joining University of Tasmania for his doctoral research, Israel was part of a team of urban policy and environmental consultants in Lagos, Nigeria, where he worked on the public engagement, social and environmental dynamics and policies for effective management blueprints to guide the growth of two major urban centres in the Lagos metropolis. He has also been involved in environmental education and engagement activities in various roles. In 2014, he founded GreenSchools Africa as a grassroot outreach Programme on environmental leadership for young people in local communities across five states in Nigeria. With his outreach programme, he developed strategies for environmental awareness amongst young people and facilitated young people’s engagement in environmental sustainability; especially in schools and local communities. Israel designed instructional material including games, short-videos and mini-projects to serve as innovative tools for young people’s participation in community-based sustainable actions. Israel is a member of the IAP2 Australasia, a fellow of the Youth action net of the international youth foundation and a Leap Africa social innovation fellow.

Career summary



Thesis title



Date of award

MEM (Distinction)

Achieving Effective Environmental Governance and Equity in Nigeria: The Policy, Legal and Regulatory Lacunae: A Case Study of Existing Environmental Regulatory Frameworks and Processes in Nigeria

University of Lagos



B. Tech

The Effects of Climate Change on Land Use Planning and Development in Ikeja Lagos, Nigeria.

The Federal University of Technology, Akure



Languages (other than English)



Professional practice

Member, International Association for Public Participation (IAP2), Australasia