01 June 2020

Secretary-General appoints Charles Abani of Nigeria UN Resident Coordinator in Ghana

On 18 May, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres appointed Charles Abani of Nigeria as the United Nations Resident Coordinator in Ghana, with the host Government’s approval.

Mr. Abani has more than 25 years of experience in the area of international development, acquired while serving on non-profit boards, managing complex organizations, leading large projects, and driving change to strengthen global operations in the public and private sectors. Most recently, he was the Africa Director of the UK Division of Chemonics International, a private international development firm. He also led the Strengthening Advocacy and Civic Engagement (SACE) project in Nigeria for the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

Prior to these positions, Mr. Abani worked in senior country and regional leadership roles across Africa, Asia and Europe with Absolute Return for Kids, ActionAid International, Oxfam Great Britain, Palladium and Voluntary Service Overseas. He also led the implementation of projects for the Department for International Development (DFID) of the United Kingdom.

Mr. Abani holds an executive management certificate from Oxford University, a Master of Science in political science from Ahmadu Bello University, Nigeria and a Bachelor of Arts in History from the University of Nigeria.

Photo shows a mid-close up of Charles Abani of Nigeria.