We are a local and international non-governmental organisation. So, we work with teams of dedicated local and foreign-based volunteers who are passionate about the poor, the helpless and the hopeless. We want to be a voice for the voiceless, a refuge for the vulnerable and a source of strength for the weak.
Founder & Head of Operations
Charles is the Founder of Refuge Network International. He is a Consultant in international human rights law, an author, and an expert on strategic migration. Having lived on three continents and with visits to over 30 countries, many of them poor, he has witnessed the ravages of poverty and has seen the devastating effects of social inequality in communities across the globe. His passion for social justice, borne out of a vision to see the equitable distribution of humanity’s collective socio-economic and cultural patrimony to benefit the world’s poor and marginalised peoples, led to the founding of RNI and catalysed his ongoing research efforts focused on finding answers to some of the many challenges facing the poor, particularly in Africa. He holds a Master of Laws degree in human rights law, from Birkbeck Law School, University of London. Charles coordinates the activities of RNI globally. He also heads HC and JP International, two other non-profits.
At RNI, everyone is a volunteer, and no one receives any form of financial remuneration for the work we do. That way, we are able to deploy the totality of our financial resources towards supporting the cause. We work with groups of volunteers on all our projects. They are a vital part of our team and we would be unable to do anything significant without our dedicated volunteers in various countries where we work.
International Project Coordinator For Children
Josephine has a degree in Marketing and Human Resource Management from London Metropolitan University, a postgraduate certificate in Integrated Practice in Childhood and Youth, and a master's degree in Childhood and Youth Studies. She coordinates international projects for kids.
Jackie holds a Bachelors degree from the United Kingdom and comes from a culturally rich background that spans 2 continents.She is also a passionate activist on humanitarian issues.
Kemi is an alumnus of the George Washington University School of Business, and is a member of the advisory board of the Visiting Women’s Executive Exchange Program (VWEEP) at Yale School of Management. She lives in the US where she presents a TV show. Kemi is also the Chief Executive Officer of ALL EYES ON AFRICA and is the Director of Dare2Dream Organisation, a people empowerment NGO.
Vice President, Citi Bank Nigeria Ltd
Ike is a seasoned administrator in Nigeria with good international exposure. He is a University Scholar with an MBA in Finance and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Bankers, Nigeria. He brings his depth of leadership experience to support the cause.