Dr Salamatu Jidda – Fada is a Nigerian born Conservation Scientist and Educator resident in Bangor Gwynedd, United Kingdom. Dr Salamatu is originally from Balanga LGA in Gombe State, Nigeria.
Born to the family of Late Mallam Abdulrahman Jidda and Ms Leah Audu Nunghe. Dr Salamatu started her early education in A.B.U staff school in the late 1970s. She attended FGC Azare, Bauchi State and completed her secondary school education in 1992.
Her undergraduate and postgraduate degrees were both in the University of Jos in 1997 and 2005 and she was employed from Dec 2005 to date by the University of Jos, Geography, and Planning Department.
She proceeded to the UK in 2011 and studied for her Ph.D. in Conservation Biology from Bangor University and she spent two years afterward as a Research Fellow with the Centre for Evidence-Based Conservation, Bangor University, UK. Dr Salamatu is an Associate Fellow of the Advance HE (former Higher Education Academy) the United Kingdom, a Fellow of the Committee on Space Research (COSPAR), member CEEDER Review College UK, appointed member Expert Assessment Group, IUCN Greenlist for Nigeria and a Director/Governor of the Adult Learning Wales, UK.
Her education and vast work experiences in the Environment, Education and Community Engagement and Development sectors no doubt aided many of her achievements. Recognizing a need for a way to bring Africans together and develop mutual understanding with Welsh culture, she established and chairs the North Wales Africa Society (NWAS). In addition, Dr Salamatu is the Chief Operational Officer of Tallafi UK, a charity she constituted with the aim of empowering local communities in Northern Nigeria, based on her experience of working there as a conservationist.
Tallafi UK’s current project is the Kargo Community Education Project in Bauchi State Nigeria. Both NWAS and Tallafi UK have huge interest and attention in Wales and Africa. The organizations have won grants and work in collaboration with other organizations including Hub Cymru Africa, Sub-Saharan Advisory Panel, Race Council Cymru, British – Nigeria Education Trust, RUWASSA, SUBEB, Bangor University (Sustainability Lab, Widening Access, International Student Support etc.) National Slate Museum Wales, Fair Trade among others.
Furthermore, Dr. Salamatu strives to resolve environmental problems and achieve a high quality of life and sustainable societies in Nigeria with JAVS Environmental Care Ltd, Nigeria.
The company consults for Businesses, Governments, Institutions, and Individuals on Conservation and Protection, with focus projects on GyaraYankari, Solid Waste Management, Climate Change Education, Wildlife Conservation, Evidence Base Conservation, and GIS and Remote Sensing. She plans, implements, and evaluate the projects and programs for clients to help them in achieving the UN 2015 Sustainable Development Goals and the Africa Union Agenda 2063.
Dr. Salamatu is a recipient of many awards and Scholarships including the Outstanding Black Woman Achievement Award in 2015, the International Foundation for Science Collaborative grant, Hub Cymru Africa Advance mentorship grant, TETFund Scholarship, among others.
For more info:
www.tallafi.org: www.javscare.org; https://www.adultlearning.wales/en/about/our-team/council-members; https://racecouncilcymru.org.uk/salamatu-j-fada-phd-race-council-cymru-african-links-north-wales