Binta Abdulkarim obtained her PhD in Science Education. She is a Professor in the Department of Science Education, Ahmadu Bello University Zaria, Nigeria. She teaches Environmental Management, Statistics, Remote Sensing and GIS Techniques.
Prof. Abdulkarim has chaired several international and national Science Committees, worked with Development Partners as lead consultant, field researcher, data analyst and programme evaluator. She is a Science advocate to the US Department of State speaker programme for Women in Science, Northern Nigeria and Students’ Exchange Programme (Go- Africa-Go-Germany).
She served as Coordinator, Gender Policy Unit of Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Chairperson of Kaduna State Environment Protection Authority and the National Conservation Foundation, Kaduna State. She is a member of Africa Centre of Excellence in Engineering Education. She is currently the Director, Institute for Development Research and Training, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria.
She belongs to several professional bodies including Association of Nigerian Geographers, Science Association of Nigeria, Nigerian Meteorological Association and World Association of Victimology and Forensic Science.