02 May 2019 Embert Charles named new WACC President
WACC’s Board of Directors is pleased to announce the election of Embert Charles, an experienced communication and media specialist from Saint Lucia, West Indies, as its global President 2019-23.
Charles has over 35 years active membership in the World Association for Christian Communication (WACC) at both regional and global levels during which he has served in various capacities as president of WACC Caribe (2011-14) and as a member of WACC’s international Board of Directors.
“Embert Charles has all the experience and qualities of leadership that an international non-governmental organization like WACC needs to guide it over the next few years,” said WACC General Secretary Philip Lee. “The staff are looking forward to working with him and with the soon-to-be-elected new Board of Directors in what will be an exciting phase in the life of WACC.”
Charles has a Master’s degree in Telecommunications Regulation and Policy from the University of the West Indies, Jamaica, and an MPhil in Development Studies from the University of Sussex, United Kingdom.
Accepting his appointment, Charles noted, “WACC remains a focused organisation carrying out the mandate of its membership after inclusive consultation on the emerging issues affecting the marginalised – communication and language rights, gender imbalance, socio-political and economic exclusion, and the environment.”
“WACC will continue to work towards mainstreaming communications rights into development programmes in much the same manner that gender analysis climate change has been mainstreamed,” he added.
Charles has held top administrative, managerial and leadership positions in the public sector, including Managing Director of the Eastern Caribbean Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (2008-17). Previously, he was Director of Information Services and Communications and Public Awareness Consultant for the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS).
For ten years, Charles was Executive Director of the Folk Research Centre (FRC) in Saint Lucia, established in 1973 as a repository for St Lucia’s cultural heritage, and whose founding director was Msgr. Patrick Anthony, a past president of WACC Caribe.
Charles is a member of the International Institute of Communications, Saint Lucia National Trust, and the Telecommunications Executive Management Institute of Canada.
Photo above: Embert Charles is from the island nation of Saint Lucia in the Caribbean.
Inba jeyakumarPosted at 12:49h, 02 May
Congratulations Mr Charles. Best wishes from India!
AnonymousPosted at 13:31h, 02 May
good choice…very well respected professional.
Iliana Balabanova StoychevaPosted at 13:56h, 02 May
Congratulations! I take this opportunity to look forward in working closely and strengthen the cooperation between WACC and Bulgarian Women’s Lobby
alicia paredesPosted at 15:00h, 02 May
Saludamos a Embert Charles en este cargo importante de la Dirección de WACC, que Dios bendiga su
trabajo y pueda hacer que sus aportes apoyen para que la COMUNICACIÓN sea cada vez más humana y solidaria, en este mundo global, gracias por su comunicacion.
ALICIA PAREDES Peru.
SimeonPosted at 17:28h, 02 May
Just want to congratulate Embert Charles as WACC President for 2019-2023. For the way his credentials are described, he indeed fits the task appointed for. May God enables him to bring WACC to another level. Simeon Havyarimana
Corinne BarnesPosted at 08:58h, 03 May
Congratulations Mr. President!
Jimmy OkelloPosted at 10:26h, 04 May
Congratulations and wishing the new team all the best. Jimmy Okello, Uganda.
Wynsum WedderburnPosted at 23:37h, 19 July
Greetings and Salutations…Congratulations on your achievements!