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Surajo Abubakar Ibrahim is graduate of Petroleum Geosciences from Cairo University under
the Bilateral Education Agreement (BEA) between the governments of the Federal Republic of
Nigeria and Arab Republic of Egypt. He was the Vice President and Program Manager at
Society of Exploration Geophysicists Cairo University (SEG CU) Chapter during the 2018/2019
academic session. In addition to his B.Sc. degree, he completed more than 100 international
trainings and fellowships on climate change and global energy transition offered by the Open
University UK, Cornell University USA, IFP School France, Bard College USA, United Nations
Institute of Training and Research (UNITAR) and many other reputable universities and
international organizations around the world. In addition to this, Abubakar obtained three InforMEA diplomas on
different aspects of Environmental Laws and Governance offered by the United Nations (UN) through their virtual
learning platforms (UNITAR, InforMEA, UN CC:Learn etc.). In October 2021, he completed the Climate Reality
Leadership Corps training on the science, policies and solutions for climate and energy challenges which was led by the
former USA Vice President, AI Gore, and world-renowned scientists. He is Certified Climate Change Professional® (CC-
P®) with Association of Climate Change Officers (ACCO) USA candidate and he was certified as Climate Educator by the
European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT Climate-KIC Young Innovators).
These academic qualifications and professional exposure driven by his passion and deep interest in the current
pressing global issues has exposed him to many green opportunities worth thousands of dollars and leadership
positions through different volunteer activities with international non-governmental organisations (NGOs) around the
world. He is an expert Judge for the annual ClimateScience Olympiad and he is also volunteering for ‘’Ten Billion
Strong’’ as a Teaching Fellow and Administrator for the Green Leaders Academy Training which was designed to
prepare emerging youth leaders from all parts of the world to understand key environmental issues, develop
leadership skills, and learn how to use civic engagement to effectively address environmental challenges. Abubakar is
a permanent member of Education, Communication, and Outreach Stakeholders (ECOS) Community which is the
Informal Group of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). He is part of the writing
team for the working group of ECOS UNFCCC Glasgow Work Programme Submission (WPG) on Action for Climate
Empowerment (ACE). And in addition to this, he was one of the ECOS Council members nominated in January 2022 to
contest for the positions of ECOS focal point (global south) and steering committee member. Abubakar is also a
permanent member of the United People Global (UPG), a community of like-minded global change makers committed
in making the world a better place, and also inaugural committee member for the launching of “The Ethiopian Climate
Change workgroup (ECCWG)” in February 2022. He is a member at the World Youth Alliance (WAY), Global
Ambassadors of sustainability (GAoS) and one of the Global Youth Ambassadors (GYA).
Abubakar is an aspiring independent scholar who want to combine the highest level of scientific research excellence
with a demonstrated passion for addressing pressing global challenges through the impact of his work in sustainable
leadership, policymaking and governance both in Nigeria and at international levels. He believes that he is a potential
global leader with the courage and drive to make a positive environmental impact on the global stage if exposed to
the right platforms and sustainable leadership skills. It is in preparation for this interdisciplinary lifetime career journey
both in academia and environmental leadership that Abubakar decided to pursue his postgraduate studies in Applied
Geophysics at Ahmadu Bello University (Zaria) to unleash his research potential and delineate the applications of
geosciences in the current global energy transition and environmental challenges, and candidate for another Master’s
degree (virtual MBA) in leadership and management with Valar Institute at Quantic school of business and
technology, USA to learn essential leadership and management skills needed to fight climate change and help restore
the natural world.

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