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).

    Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

    In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

    • SDG 1 - No Poverty

    Education/Academic qualification

    Development Economics, Doctorate, University of Bradford

    11 Feb 201630 Apr 2020

    Award Date: 5 Mar 2020

    Development Administration and Planning , MSc, University College London

    21 Sep 2015

    Award Date: 1 Nov 2015

    Development Finance, MSc, University of Ghana

    21 Aug 201028 May 2011

    Award Date: 28 May 2011

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

    14 May 200528 May 2009

    Award Date: 28 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