Biography — July -7–2015
BSc, MSc, Community Organizer, Ambassador, Global Education and Peace Activist.
Babangida Ruma is an Education and Peace Activist, He achieved international recognition and acclaim for his leading role in Training, mentoring and building the Capacity of Young People around the world. He started his career as Community Organizer. Babangida Ruma is widely recognized as an expert on youth development issues and empowerment, He has been actively involved in youth activities at both national & international levels championing youth empowerments through leadership & capacity building.
Babangida Ruma is also a Technology and Computer Professional Certified with Ethical Hacking, Digital Forensic, Advanced Web Hacking and Defence, Hacking and Security Vulnerability Management, Mobile Hacking and Security. an Expert in Linux and SAN, Referencing (Mendeley and Endnote), SmartPLS v2.0 and v.3.0, SPSS v16 and above, MS Office package, PHP/HTML, Adobe Dreamweaver, Adobe Fireworks/Photoshop, Java/Networking, MySQL Database, to Website Development. He delivers focused training sessions to IT professionals in Linux Kernel, Linux Debugging, Linux Device Drivers, Linux Networking, Linux Storage & Cluster Administration, Advanced C Programming, SAN Storage Technologies, SCSI Internals and Storage Protocols such as iSCSI & Fiber Channel. Adjudged as Best Trainer, Instructor and Mentor by many Technology Professionals in Nigeria and Abroad.
Ruma was appointed as Global Ambassador of the Commonwealth Youth Council which is The largest youth organization in the world and later appointed as United Nations Global Ambassador for #TheirWorldatSchool Global Education Campaign, He is an American Ambassador to Model United Nations where he represent United State in every Model United Nations Conference, Ruma has Attended more than 180 Seminers/Workshops/Capacity Bulding Programes both in Nigeria and Abroad that are too numerious to mention here. He inspires and mentors young people. He is an active Youth leader in Nigeria who contributed to informed Youth policy dialogues in African Region. and a Member of the Commonwealth Youth Council Peace Ambassadors Network (CYPAN), Member of the United Nation Interagency Network on Youth Development’s Working Group on Youth and Gender Equality, Member Young African Leaders Initiative Network, Member Young Leaders Council, Member Royal Commonwealth Society, First ever African International Student Ambassador representing Nigeria in Limkokwing University of Creative Technology Malaysia.
Ruma has extensive experience working on youth issues at the local, regional and international level having previously worked in various international organizations as well as starting his own initiatives. He is among the top Social Media Influencers in Nigeria. Because of his contribution to youth development in Nigeria, he was nominated to Contest for the Vice chairperson of the Commonwealth Youth Council General election in Malta 2015. He was nominated as the first ever Commonwealth Young Achiever in 2015 who’s his story of Community Organising Inspired more than 2.5 Million Young people from 53 countries.
Rum ahas initiated and implemented numerous projects and campaigns with high school students, youth organisations and civil society institutions across Nigeria and Malaysia.
Ruma is a firm believer in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and believes with the right investments in young people, they can contribute significantly towards attaining the goals. He’s also contributed to the consolidation of peace efforts in places like Nigeria, Gambia, Somalia, Niger Republic, Namibia, South Africa and Lake Chad.
Ruma has received several trainings at home and abroad where he studied Information Technology at Limkokwing University Of Creative Technology and Civic Leadership at the YALI Regional Leadership Center West Africa Accra. He Obtained an Executive Certificate in Employee Behavior Management at the Centre for Entrepreneurship, Leadership And Business Management Development (CELBMD) Africa, Kumbo, Cameroun. He is also a Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) from the Internetworkz Institute Bangalore, India. He holds a certificate in social sector leadership from the Philanthropy University.