Charles Abugre Akelyira

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"Charles Abugre Akelyira has been an active anti-poverty campaigner for more than 20 years. Born in Ghana, Charles is a trained development economist and a social policy commentator. Charles is currently Africa Regional Director of the UN Millennium Campaign based in Nairobi. The campaign supports and inspires citizens to hold their governments accountable for the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

"Prior to this, Charles worked as Head of Global Policy and Advocacy Division for Christian Aid in London. During this time, he was also a visiting gender and macroeconomics lecturer at the University of Utah and the Levi Institute in New York and a lecturer and research fellow at the University of Swansea.

"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 has wide-ranging experience from grassroots development work to international consultancies in social and economic development all over the world." [1]

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  1. Policy Advisory Board, ONE Campaign, accessed October 19, 2011.