Charles Afeku

Charles is a lawyer with extensive experience in the natural resources and extractives sector. He obtained his Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Ghana in 2002 and was called to the Ghana Bar in 2004. He also completed studies for an Advanced Professional Training Certificate at the Centre for Energy, Petroleum, and Mineral Law and Policy (CEPLMP) of the University of Dundee and holds a Master of Laws in Natural Resources and Environmental Law and Policy from the University of Denver, Sturm College of Law.


Prior to joining the ALSF, Charles worked in the Ghana Minerals Commission where he was involved in advising on various mineral transactions, drafting major mineral legislation, negotiating development agreements, and representing the government in arbitrations. Charles’ experience also includes advising multinational firm clients as a law firm associate and consulting for international development organisations and governments, including consulting on projects in Ecuador, Rwanda, Swaziland, and the East African Community.


His contributions to initiatives in the extractives sector include the IBA’s Model Mining Development Agreement, the International Study Group’s Report on Minerals and Africa’s Development, and the ALSF’s Africa Mining Legislation Atlas Guiding Template.