Director Charles Abani
Charles Abani is a development practitioner with more than 20 years of experience in community development and governance, working with marginalized communities in sub-Saharan Africa to encourage dialogue and partnerships. With a background in cross-sector and integrated governance, Mr. Abani currently serves as a director in Chemonics’ West and Central Africa and Haiti regional business unit. Previously, he was chief of party of the Nigeria Strengthening Advocacy and Civic Engagement (SACE) program, which supported civil society organizations to influence reforms that increase transparency, accountability, and good governance in Nigeria. He has extensive experience on cutting-edge governance and policy work at international, national, and local levels. Prior to leading SACE, Mr. Abani led a DFID-funded governance program that supported improved equitable access to quality basic services and accountability at the sub-national level in Nigeria. He has extensive experience across the African continent.