Speaker's Profile

Mr. Charles Abani

UN Resident Coordinator for Ghana

Mr. Charles Abani

UN Resident Coordinator for Ghana
A seasoned international development practitioner, Mr. Charles Abani has spent over 25 years leading inclusive transformation across the public, private and non-profit sectors through senior country, regional and international leadership, and non-profit board roles. Before joining the UN, Mr. Abani has worked across Africa, Asia, and in Europe with development organizations such as VSO, ActionAid International, Oxfam, Absolute Return for Kids, Palladium, and Chemonics International. Mr. Abani’s work has contributed thought, programmatic, and management leadership in multiple sectors to address poverty, accelerate growth and prosperity, strengthen peace, resilience, and inclusion, as well as capability across diverse stakeholders, fostering transparent and accountable partnerships and sustainable solutions. As UN Resident Coordinator for Ghana, he provides strategic leadership for the entire UN Development System’s work, so as to support the Government and people of Ghana as they work towards their ambition to achieve self-reliance, the UN Sustainable Development Goals and the Africa Union’s Agenda 2063. From the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Mr. Abani holds a BA in History and Archaeology from the University of Nigeria, an MSC in Political Science from Ahmadu Bello University, Nigeria and an executive management certificate from Oxford University in the U.K.