Dr. Charles Ebow Owubah, Regional Vice President for World Vision International-East Africa, joined World Vision in 1999 as a Program Officer for World Vision United States (WVUS) based in: Washington, DC. Dr. Owubah held several positions in WVUS. In 2002, he became the Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist for the Food Resources Team and, in 2004, assumed the role of Team Leader for the East Africa Regional Team. In 2005, he was appointed the Director for Operations for the HIV & AIDS Team. In 2007, Dr. Owubah was appointed National Director of World Vision Zambia — a position he held until 2009 when he was appointed as Regional Vice President for East Africa.
He holds a Ph.D. in Natural Resources Management and Policy from Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, USA. From 2002 to 2007, Dr. Owubah was a member of Board of Directors of the Pinchot Institute for Conservation, a Washington, D.C.-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, USA.
As Regional Vice President for East Africa, Dr. Owubah provides leadership for World Vision’s 9 National Offices in Burundi, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda. Dr. Owubah is married to Esther, and they have three children, Maame, Kwesi, and Aba.