Formerly a secondary school teacher in Tanzania, Ibrahim is currently a forestry and environmental researcher with a vast experience in project planning and management. He holds a Master degree in  Agricultural Sciences and Resource Management in the Tropics and Sub Tropics from the University of Bonn in Germany, and another in Management, Access and Conservation of Species in Trade from the University of Andalucia in Spain under the Convention of the Endangered Species of Wild Flora and Fauna (CITES).

His research and community work has centered across issues related to climate change, tree planting, food security, soil and water conservation, biodiversity conservation and agricultural systems and production.

Ibrahim has also been coordinating German alumni and experts through seminars on natural resource management in the region of East and Central Africa. He recently coordinated for the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) an alumni expert seminar on Enhancing Water Security and Adaptive Capacities in Vulnerable Catchments in East Africa in the West Usambara located in Lushoto District, Tanga Region inTanzania.

He also has a passion in sports where as a former soccer player he organizes sports events with local and international stakeholders.