Prof. John Didacus Njoku

Prof. John Didacus Njoku


BSc., MSc., PhD


John D.  Njoku is a Professor of Geography & Environmental Management at the Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Nigeria. He holds a BSc (Hons) degree in Geography and Regional Planning from the University of Benin, MSc degree in Geography and Planning from the University of Lagos, Akoka Yaba, Lagos, and a PhD degree in Geography and Environmental Management from the Imo State University Owerri, Nigeria and his research centers on Monitoring Environmental Changes and applied, tropical climatology. He has undertaken administrative responsibilities in the University, including

Pioneer HoD, Dept. of Urban & Regional Planning                                                        2010 – 2017

Pioneer Associate Dean, School of Environmental Sciences                                      2014 – 2016

Member, University Examination Misconduct Committee                                             2012 – 2016

Member, Several University & Senate Committees                                                       2010 – 2025

First Elected Dean, School of Environmental Sciences                                                2021 – 2025

Formerly, Chairman Committee of Deans, FUTO                                                          2022 – 2023


He is a Research Fellow, the Earth System Governance Network, Sweden. He was invited to the 1st and 2nd African Food Security Conference in 2013 and 2015 and Speaker at the International Conference on Applied Geo-informatics for Society and Environment in 2011 all in Kenya. He spoke at the Third African Leadership Conference on Space Science and Technology for Sustainable Development in Algeria, among others.He has been a Member, International Review Panel, Conferences on Earth System Governance 2019 – Date. He was Rapporteur of the Nigeria National Branch, Ecosystem Based Adaptation for Food Security in Africa Assembly. He is a member of the Nigerian Cartographic Association, Association of Nigerian Geographers and Nigerian Environmental Society. He was Editor, Journal of Cartography and GIS and has published severally in Journals. He is consultant to the Federal Ministry of Environment on EIA reviews. He has done some works for the Federal Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation on the effect of Climate Change on the Environment Sector.

He is happily married to Mrs. Angela Ogechi John-Njoku, and are blessed with two boys, Francis and Michael.