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Gilbert Naab


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I hold a PhD in Development Economics with over ten years of practical experience in international development, banking, academia, Monitoring &Evaluation and development finance. I am currently a lecturer in Enterprise and Entrepreneurship at the Faculty of Business and Law at Coventry University – UK.

I am currently the Policy Director for Inclusive Finance at the North Centre for Development Alternatives.  In this capacity, I provide technical advice to local NGOs working in the agriculture value chain, and SMEs on innovative strategies of financing local economic development in Northern Ghana. 

I also serve in the boards of two reputable organisations (Mind ‘N’ Health Foundation, Ghana and GAHAG International).

Education/Academic qualification

Development Economics, Doctorate, University of Bradford

11 Feb 201630 Apr 2020

Development Administration and Planning , MSc, University College London

21 Sep 2015

Development Finance, MSc, University of Ghana

21 Aug 201028 May 2011

Business Administration - Banking and Finance, Degree, Islamic University College, Ghana

14 May 200528 May 2009

External positions

Board Member, Mind 'N' Health Foundation Ghana

1 Jun 2020 → …

Board Member, GAHAG International

1 Apr 2020 → …

Associate Lecturer, University of Sunderland

1 Feb 20209 Oct 2020

Director - Inclusive Finance, North Centre for Development Alternatives (NCDA)

1 Jul 2018 → …


  • HG Finance
  • Development studies
  • Enterprise Education
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Poverty Reduction
  • SMEs Finance
  • Development Finance
  • HB Economic Theory
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