Charles is an experienced registration expert with vast Regional and International experience in the area of mass and continuous population registration in the private and public sector. Charles commenced registration work in 1996 at the Electoral Commission, rising through the ranks to head the department of Voter Registration from 2003 to 2007.Charles was then promoted to Principle Election Officer in the larger Voter Data Management Division now combining voter registration and data processing from 2007 to 2012. During this time, Charles worked with several international agencies in observer and technical capacity in the voter registration area. This enabled Charles to horn his skills in line with international best practices while appreciating the stage of voter registration in the Civil Registration and Vital Statistics System (CRVS). Charles became a member of several international bodies involved in elections’ management and CRVS including UN Volunteers, IDEA Electoral Knowledge Network, Joint EU/UNDP Taskforce on Electoral Assistance while also conducting a number of observations and trainings.
In August 2012, Charles joined the Uganda Registration Services Bureau as Manager Civil Registration. This docket placed Charles at the helm of the operations of Birth, Death, Adoption Orders and marriages registration in the country. Commencing work in a fully manual registry using typewriters at a single location in the whole country, Charles was part of the team that revolutionalised the Civil Registry, commencing digitization, computerization, securitization and devolution of services. Working with development partners including UNICEF, Plan International, World Vision and UNFPA, the task was achieved in three short years.
At the same time Charles was seconded to the then National Security Information System (NSIS) to develop a strategy and manage National ID registration. As a member of the Strategy Development Committee, Charles used his registration expertise to add value and was ultimately deployed as the Assistant Manager Mass Enrolment and Card Issuance during the project lifecycle during which more than 16 million Ugandans were registered and issued with IDs.
Most recently, from January to March 2016, Charles was tasked to lead a team of 7 personnel from URSB to seamlessly transit the BDAR function from the Bureau to National Identification and Registration Authority (NIRA). The task was accomplished successfully and an operational BDAR unit is now functional at NIRA.
Charles has been a regular guest speaker at national and International events with respect to collaborative synergies between public CRVS institutions and has working relationships with several Government MDAs and International Development Partners involved with the CRVS agenda.