Coram International is made up of a dedicated team of lawyers, socio-legal researchers and project management experts. Our specialist consultants have a wide range of professional backgrounds, bringing diverse expertise and critical skill sets to our projects. Our team has worked across the globe on numerous child rights projects with our consultants having acted as trusted advisors to governments, development agencies, communities and non-government organisations.
The Coram International team also work with a number of associated consultants who are current or former practitioners, and experts in their respective fields. These consultants include judges, prosecutors, social workers, police officers and prison officers.
Coram also has an extensive pool of national consultants around the world that we collaborate with for our projects. These dedicated consultants provide additional in-depth local and regional knowledge to each project we work on.
Senior International Researcher
Charlie Kabanga has 16 years of in-depth experience of Monitoring and Evaluation and research in the international development sector. She has covered a broad range of contexts through field-based roles across Central, Southern and East Africa, as well as UK-based roles and consultancy experience involving frequent evaluation travel in Africa and Asia.
Charlie holds an MSc in Social Research from Birkbeck University of London, an MA in International Development from Brandeis University in the US and a BA in Rural Development from Institut Supérieur de Development Rural in D.R. Congo. Her experience includes participatory and results-based M&E and research using a range of qualitative and quantitative methods. In her previous evaluation and research work, she has used descriptive and inferential statistical analysis, content analysis, panel data analysis, quasi-experimental design, time series and thematic analysis; as well as various qualitative methods including focus group discussions, life stories and key informant interviews. Charlie has extensive experience designing and managing research studies, evaluations and assessments for INGOs, national NGOs and UN Agencies in over 12 countries.
Charlie has also served as the Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Manager for All We Can (formerly Methodist Relief and Development Fund) in the UK leading on all M&E, learning and capacity development activities for All We Can and its partners. Previously Charlie oversaw and implemented M&E processes including development of Theories of Change, verification and learning frameworks, systems and tools within complex, multi-year development programmes at field roles in Uganda, Malawi, Chad and D.R. Congo with Oxfam, GOAL, CORD and Food for the Hungry.
Charlie is fluent in French and Kiswahili as well as English.
Project Management Officer
Charlotte holds a BSc in Geography from the University of Manchester, where she studied key development-geographical theories and approaches on a number of contemporary issues, such as the complexities of poverty and development, uneven socio-economic development, and the politics of immigration and asylum. In addition, Charlotte has studied to become a qualified PRINCE2 practitioner in Project Management.
Charlotte has experience in refugee resettlement, having previously held a position at a local authority in the South-East where she played an instrumental role in establishing, implementing and co-ordinating their approach to delivering the UK government’s Syrian Vulnerable Persons Resettlement Scheme. The scheme resettles Syrian families to the UK who have been displaced to Jordan, Turkey, Iraq, Egypt and Lebanon and have been referred for resettlement by the UNHCR. Charlotte’s work on the scheme led to the resettlement of several Syrian families to the borough in which she was working.
Charlotte joined Coram International in January 2018 and has a number of vital contract, budget and project management responsibilities on a variety of projects.
International Research Officer
Charlie Baker holds an MSc (with distinction) in Human Rights from the London School of Economics and Political Science where she studied a number of issues, including children’s rights, genocide, gender and globalisation, and gender and conflict, as well as conducting research into the effect of NGO lobbying on the UK Modern Slavery Act 2015. Charlie also holds a BA in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics from the University of Oxford.
Charlie has previously worked for an MP in the Houses of Parliament and for a think tank exploring the effectiveness of the UK Government, specialising in data analysis and visualisation. She has extensive voluntary experience working with children in the UK and Romania, particularly with children and young people that have disabilities and long-term health challenges.
Charlie joined Coram International in April 2018 and assists in conducting sociological and legal research across a number of different projects.