Abudulai, or Abud as he is fondly known, studied land economy and natural resource management at Cambridge University. He worked for the Stephen Lewis Foundation of Canada and was a member of the International Grants Team at Comic Relief for 12 years. He a member of the Board of Trustees of Transform UK, the African Biodiversity Network and the Earthlore Foundation. Much of the time he lives in Ghana, where he grew up, and dedicates himself to social and ecological justice initiatives including local organisation, RAINS, based in Tamale.