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Prior to joining ESRI, Charles worked as Knowledge and Technology Lead for the World Bank’s PNPM Mandiri Support Facility in Indonesia. Charles has focused on Social Accountability and Open Data in Indonesia and within the Bank, extending these to empower Indonesian village communities to participate in the planning process, project implementation with the overall goal to accelerate poverty reduction and enhance sustainability of community investments. Charles came to Indonesia from the World Bank Headquarters, where he worked for the World Bank Institute, Innovation Practice as a Geographer. He was part of the core team who designed and launched in October 2010 Mapping for Results platform to visualize the location of World Bank projects to enhance Bank’s ability to monitor and evaluate them, and to increase social accountability.
Charles’ expertise is in the areas of International Development, Census and Statistics, Geospatial Infrastructure, ICT Innovations, Imagery Analysis, and Humanitarian affairs. Prior to joining the World Bank, Charles worked for the United Nations, NASA, CARICOM, as well as a number of countries in Central America, Africa and Asia. Charles has a Master’s degree in Geography, with emphasis in Resource Management and Environmental Planning from San Francisco State University.