Gracian is the founding director and Executive Director of ITOCA.
He holds a Ph.D. in Information Science from the University of Pretoria (South Africa) and a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) degree from Thames Valley University (United Kingdom). He has an electronic engineering background.
In the last 20 years, Gracian has led extensive capacity development and research projects in many African countries focusing on digital libraries, knowledge exchange, data management, e-resources access, and information literacy programs.
He serves on the Research4Life Executive Council and is on several journal editorial boards. He has been an invited speaker in many international, regional, and national-level policy meetings that address ICTs, knowledge sharing, and capacity building in Africa.