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

    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