Elegbede, Isa is a Senior Researcher of the Somali Natural Resources Research Center (SONRREC) and affiliated with the Faculty of Environment and Natural Sciences, Brandenburg University of Technology (BTU), Germany. His research theme mainly focuses on fisheries and sustainability certifications and marine resource innovations.
He has a wealth of interdisciplinary background and various overseas experiences in sustainability science, Fisheries, blue economy; Participatory and Policy studies, indigenous studies, and data management. Thanks to his resilience and hard-working attitudes- he obtained a BSc in Fisheries at the Lagos State University, Nigeria, an MSc in Marine Sciences at the University of Lagos, Nigeria, and an MSc in Environmental and resource management at the Brandenburg University of Technology (BTU), Germany with several international professional training and certification.
He was a visiting fellow of the Ocean Frontier Institute (OFI) and the Robin Rigby Trust (RRT) at Dalhousie University – Halifax, Canada, where he has contributed to teaching, research, and capacity-building activities within the university. He has committed to knowledge dissemination in Africa as a diaspora expert under the Centre for International Migration and Development (CIM), a joint initiative of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH and the German Federal Employment Agency. Several awards, grants have been awarded to his credits.
Dr. Isa has participated, contributed, and volunteered in several international capacities and collaborative global SGDs initiatives. He is an alumnus of the graduate programs in oceanography at the Sao Paulo School of Advanced Sciences, Brazil, and presently a fellow of the Future Earth Coast (FEC), Bremen, Germany, and an honorary member of the Indigenous and community conserved area (ICCAs), Switzerland.