Richard brings over 10 years of community, national, and international working experience in sexual and reproductive health rights, primary healthcare programming and advocacy, integration of digital technology and strategies for Universal Health Coverage advocacy, and implementation of projects related to youth-led governance, research, and accountability. He is passionate about working with funders, advocates, researchers, and implementers to systematically integrate youth participation practices in their funding, monitoring, and evaluation mechanisms.
In 2018, he received the first-ever Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Action Campaign Award from the United Nations during the Global Festival of Action for Sustainable Development in Bonn, Germany, for influencing the Ghana Adolescent Health Policy and his work in reproductive health rights, youth empowerment, and gender equality.
His professional portfolio includes working as a Programs Officer for Curious Minds in Ghana, an Advocacy Associate, Primary Health Care Initiative with PAI in Washington DC, and Youth Officer for Transform Health Association in Geneva. Richard also served on the Board of Directors at Youth Coalition for Sexual and Reproductive Rights and is currently the youngest member of the Board of Directors of the Global Health Council. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication and a Master of Arts degree in Development Communication from the Ghana Institute of Journalism. He also holds a joint Master of Arts degree in Digital Communication Leadership from the Vrije Universiteit Brussel and Paris Lodron University of Salzburg.