Development Communications (DEVCOMS) Network

We are a media-development, capacity-building non-governmental organization coordinated by experienced development journalists.

The organization is a product of series of development projects on media (both print and broadcast – including video documentaries, drama for development and radio productions) health promotion, advocacy and capacity building in the Nigerian mass media and the civil society sector from 1995 to date.

The organisation became fully registered by the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) on May 27, 2002. Today, DevComs is playing a leading role in promoting public health, science and social development communications in Nigeria to ensure an informed society and better policies that affect the people of Nigeria.


We envision a World where all people, irrespective of their background, are literate about science, public health and social sector related issues for quality health, safe and secure livelihoods.


Our Mission is to strengthen public and independent media sector to reach its full potential for availability, accessibility and meaningful utilization of science, public health, and social development information for sustainable human development.

Our Approach

DEVCOMS Network’s mission is implemented through three approaches:

  1. capacity building for journalists;
  2. fostering linkage between the media, scientists, civil society, policy makers and other development sector
  3. through public education and promotion of science, public health and social development related issues.

In addition, we have implemented projects that cut across education, climate change, HIV & AIDS, Maternal Mortality and a host of others.

Our Core Principles

We recognize that science, public health, and social sector development are very crucial to the development of societies as shown in wide application of science and technical knowledge to create wealth especially in countries of the North.

Besides utilizing opportunities from Information and Communication Technology (ICT), DEVCOMS uses the combination of traditional means of communication familiar to indigenous communities for promoting health, science, population, education, environment, climate change, agriculture and a host of other development issues. We aim to ensure public understanding and participation in science, public health and social development with primary focus on promoting science and public health and social sector development journalism.

Our Staffs

  • Akin Jimoh (Mr) – Program Director
  • Bola  Kolapo (Mrs) -  Accountant
  • Ikeoluwa Otudeko –Head of Programs
  • Fausiat Balogun- Communication & Program Staff
  • Omobonike Adebayo  (Mrs) – Research and Communications
  • Omolade Adeshina –(Ms)  Assistant Program Officer
  • Akinpelumi Akinlolu – Special Projects
  • Chidera Mmadu—Intern
  • Victoria Akande—Volunteer

Our Board of Trustees 

  • Prof. Soga Sofola, MBBS; Professor of Medical Physiology, former Vice Chancellor Olabisi Onabanjo University Ogun State
  • Prof. Wole Atoyebi, MBBS; Surgeon, College of Medicine, University of Lagos, Lagos
  • Mrs. Iwalola Akin-Jimoh, M. Sc.; MPH, Executive Secretary, Youth Empowerment Foundation, Surulere, Lagos.
  • Mrs. Tayo Awofolajin, Biomedical Engineer, Favours Medical Company Limited.
  • Mr. Akinlabi Jimoh, M.Sc.; MPH, Program Director, DEVCOMS Network.