EDU INAM after graduating with a PhD in Chemistry from Loughborough University, in the United Kingdom in 2005 she went on to United Nations University, Tokyo, Japan to study International Co-operation and Development, and Environmental Change. In 2007, Dr. Inam obtained a Korean Government postdoctoral Fellowship to continue her research on Environmental Monitoring and Risk Assessment at the International Environmental Research Center, Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology, South Korea. While in South Korea she obtained the Schlumberger Foundation Faculty for the Future Fellowship which enabled her to continue her research for an additional two years. From there, Dr Inam has gone from strength to strength. She is currently a Senior Lecturer in Chemistry, and the Cofounder of a new research center called the International Center for Energy and Environmental Sustainability Research (ICEESR), at the University of Uyo, in Nigeria. She is also the current President of the Organization for Women in Science for the Developing World (OWSD), University of Uyo, Chapter. With now over ten year’s experience in teaching and research both within and outside Nigeria, she has also worked as a consultant for the World Bank and the United Nations Development Program sponsored projects in Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria
Dr. Inam has brought back her internationally acquired knowledge and leading edge research methods from world class institutions, to her home region. The development of simple technologies that improve the quality of life of rural communities while in parallel ensuring environmental sustainability, remain Dr. Inam’s major research interest. Her devoted attention to improving the lives of many around her through her science education has captured the imagination of numerous other women who meet her. Through her pioneering efforts at constantly pursuing the goal of elevating women to higher rungs on the educational ladder; through her guided steering and inspiring examples she has incited other women to take up scientific disciplines and to accompany her on her long path towards changing the mindset and accelerating the empowerment of women in the world of science and technology. This way, she knows that her home region will be better equipped to meet, not just the current challenges, but also to help materialize the vision of the Millennium Development Goals.