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Comparative Vulnerability Assessment for Strengthening Adaptive Capacity and Food Security of Rural Communities in Kebbi State, Northern Nigeria

The overall interest of this research is to strengthen the adaptive capacity and food security of rural communities in Northern Nigeria through comparative vulnerability assessment of the dryland farmers, pastoralists and artisanal fisherfolk in Kebbi State, with a view to manage the effect of climate change on their livelihoods and their general wellbeing. The research will also establish a model to integrate the indigenous knowledge (adaptation strategies), government policies, national /local and international interventions as well as institutional arrangements on the future of adaptive capacity of strategies of climate change on food security and livelihoods in sub-Saharan Africa.

Primary Supervisor: John F Morton
Secondary Supervisor(s): Uche Okpara, Aliyu S. Barau (External)

Abubakar began his full-time doctoral degree at the University of Greenwich in 2020. He Previously obtained his BSc. Sociology and M.Sc. in Sociology with specialisation in Development from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria.

After his studies, Abubakar had a compulsory one-year National Youth Service Scheme where he teaches in a secondary school in Kaduna State-Nigeria. After the NYSC, he took a volunteering job with World Health Organisation (WHO) as a ward focal person, saddled with the responsibility of ensuring routine immunisation, searching for AFP cases, and organising enlightenment campaign for the rural communities on the need for immunisation.

Abubakar is currently teaching at Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, where he served in several academic and administrative committees.

He is interested in vulnerability studies, livelihoods, adaptation, and climate change.

  • Ibrahim, A. and Tijjani N.Z. (2019) Growth and Modernization Perspective: The Need for Paradigm Shift to Human Friendly and Equity-oriented Concept of Development, in Journal of Social and Administrative Sciences Review, Umaru Musa Yar’adua University, Katsina, Katsina State, Volume 5, No. 2, Pp 82-94.
  • Ibrahim, A. (2018) The Role of Vigilante Group in Crime Prevention in Nigeria: The Experience of Rigachikun Community of Igabi LGA in Kaduna State. In Dutse Journal of Criminology and Security Studies (DJCSS), Federal University Dutse, volume 2, No. 1. Pp 175-194.
  • Ibrahim, A, and Tijjani, N.Z. (2017) The Enclave Economy: A Critical Analysis of the Mining Sector Strategies and the Quest for Sustainable Development in Nigeria, in Yar’adua University Journal of Sociology, Umaru Musa Yar’adua University, Katsina, Katsina State, Vol. 1, No. 2, Maiden Edition. Pp. 180-194.  
  • Abdul, L.G. and Ibrahim, A. (2017) An Assessment of Rural Dwellers’ Attitude towards National Poverty Eradication Programme (NAPEP) in Zabarmari Community of Borno State in Dutse Journal of Economics Developmental Studies, Federal University Dutse, Vol.3 No1. Pp. 186 – 198.
  • Tijjan, H. and Ibrahim, A. (2016) Evaluation of Urban Bias and Corruption towards the    Achievement of Millennium Development Goals (MDGs): An Assessment of Universal Primary Education (Goal 2) in Kaduna State, in the African Journal of Management, Social Sciences and Humanities. A Peer Reviewed Journal, Kwararafa University, Wukari, Taraba State-Nigeria. Vol.5, No. 1. Pp 51-72.

In 2016 he received the award of Best Lecturer Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria.

In 2020 he received the award of Best Performing Board Member, Benignant Business Group.

  • Member, Nigerian Anthropological and Sociological Practitioners Association
  • Research Fellow Center for Democratic Development Research and Training
  • International Member Amnesty International
  • Member Association of Senior Staff of Universities
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