Charles.Kojo.VandyckCharles is a development professional who has worked assiduously to improve civil society governance, leadership, sustainability and an enabling environment for citizens’ participation in development processes.

Charles is actively engaged in designing and implementing multifaceted civil society capacity development interventions designed to strengthen the organisational capacity, technical skills and programmatic impact of civil society groups, movements and networks. Charles has experience in conducting needs assessments, context analysis, process and content facilitation, curriculum development, training, technical assistance and policy advice. With the support from his colleagues, Charles continues to engage with INTRAC to interrogate and amplify issues affecting the sustainability of civil society.

Charles is a Founding member of the International Consortium on Closing Civic Space (iCon), an initiative of the Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) that consists of 25 members from around the world. Charles currently serves as the Head of Capacity Development at the West Africa Civil Society Institute (WACSI). Charles studied Development Management at the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA).

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