He is a development economist, a social justice activist and a writer. He heads the TAMA Foundation, a research and policy organization focusing on intersecting inequalities. Previously, he was the CEO of the Savannah Accelerated Development Authority. And before that, the Africa Regional Director of the United Nations Millennium Campaign. He also formerly served as the Head of Global Policy and Advocacy at Christian Aid.
Before 2014 he was the African Regional Director of the UN Millennium Campaign and has more than 20 years of experience in Economic and International Development.
A graduate of the University of Ghana, Mr. Abugre also holds a Masters Degree in Development Studies from the Institute of Social Studies, in The Hague, Netherlands.
Charles worked at ChristianAid, where he was the Head of the Global Policy and Advocacy Division, based in the UK. During that time, he was a visiting gender and macroeconomics lecturer at the University of Utah and the Levi Institute in New York and was also a lecturer and research fellow at the University of Wales in Swansea.
Prior to those roles, Charles was Executive Director of the Integrated Social Development Centre (ISODEC) and Coordinator of the Africa Secretariat of the Third World Network, both in Ghana.
He also has extensive experience with various consultancies and missions related to evaluations, reviews, program development, capacity development, and research and analysis both within Ghana and the UK but also Nigeria, Tanzania, Sierra Leone, Eritrea, Ethiopia, South Africa, Netherlands, and the US, among other countries.