Charles Owubah

Charles Owubah

  • Charles Owubah 
  • Independent Development Consultant


Dr. Charles Ebow Owubah is an independent consultant in international development with over 10 years of experience in executive leadership in a nonprofit organization. He has extensive experience in program design, monitoring & evaluation of relief and development programs.   He is a thinker and a strategist with a passion and commitment for programs that improve the well-being of needy communities.

Until recently, Dr. Owubah was the Partnership Leader (Vice President) for Evidence & Learning Unit at World Vision International, where he was tasked with the responsibility to build the global organization’s capability to produce high quality evidence to demonstrate impact and enhance influence.  From 2010-2014 Dr. Owubah was the Regional Vice President for World Vision East Africa where he provided strategic leadership and oversight for a $500 million portfolio in the 9 country offices in the region.  Prior to this role, Dr. Owubah was the Country Director for World Vision Zambia, where he was responsible for setting the strategic direction for the global organization’s programs.

He holds a Ph.D. in Natural Resources Management and Policy from Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana. He taught resource economics, agroforestry, and watershed management at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology, Kumasi, Ghana.  From 2002 to 2007,Dr. Owubah was a member of Board of Directors of the Pinchot Institute for Conservation, a Washington, DC-based think-tank on forest conservation thought, policy, and action. During the same period he was also an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale.  From 2016 to 2018 he was a member of Board of Directors for the Joint Learning Initiative on Faith and Local Communities in Washington, DC.

In 2013, Dr. Owubah became a recipient of Purdue University’s Distinguished Agriculture Alumnus award.

Dr. Owubah is a certified speaker, coach and trainer with the John Maxwell Team.

Presentations at Calvin University:

Development Through Trust and Hope: Not Through a "Savior"
Part of the: Faith and International Development

Friday, February 8, 2019  (10:00 AM–10:30 AM EST)
Covenant Fine Arts Center


  • Course code:
  • Credits:
  • Semester:
  • Department: