The Millennium Water Alliance Convenes and Influences Governments, the Private Sector, and Non-Governmental Organizations to Accelerate Global Progress in Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene


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Dr. Charles Owubah,

As Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Charles Owubah leads Action Against Hunger USA’s executive team in providing leadership and strategic direction to more than 1,600 staff across eight countries: Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Ethiopia, Somalia, South Sudan, Haiti, and Cambodia. Globally, as the world’s hunger specialist, Action Against Hunger served more than 21 million people in 47 countries in 2018. Dr. Owubah has extensive experience in program design, monitoring and evaluation of relief and development programs.  Originally from Ghana, Dr. Owubah earned his Master of Science and Ph.D. in Natural Resource Management and Policy from Purdue University. He worked 20 years at World Vision in roles of increasing responsibility, including as Regional Vice President for East Africa from 2009 to 2014 and Vice President and Partnership Leader from 2014 to 2018.