Mr Ali Naibbi
I obtained a Bsc degree in Geography from University of Maiduguri, Nigeria in 2000. I worked with Yobe State Teaching Service Board (TSB), Damaturu, Nigeria as a class teacher until 2006 when I moved to University of Leicester, UK to pursue a Master’s Degree in Geographical Information System (GIS) where I graduated in 2007.
In October 2007 I got an offer to work as a GIS Technician with Scotia Gas Networks at Havant, Portsmouth, UK through an agency (Generic software consultants), where I worked for three years. In 2009 I joined the University of Portsmouth to pursue a PhD degree in the area of Environmental Remote Sensing and GIS. The PhD is sponsored by the Petroleum Technology Development Fund of Nigeria (PTDF) which was secured under a highly competitive examination and proposal defence.
My research area is investigating the use of fuelwood in Northern Nigeria and how that is affecting the vegetation change of the study area using the Techniques of Remote Sensing and GIS.
Initial findings of this research were successfully presented at the Royal Geographical Society’s 2011 international conference in London.
The main research supervisor is Professor Richard Healey.
I am married with two children.