Mr. Richard Morgan is the International Advocacy Director for Plan International. He is the co-founder and co-leader of the Global Coalition to End Child Poverty. Previously, Richard was the Senior Advisor on the Post- 2015 Development Agenda at the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), responsible for promoting children’s rights and equity in the formulation of the Post-2015 Agenda and the SDGs.
Richard was the Director and earlier Deputy Director of Policy and Practice at UNICEF from 2002-2012, responsible for organizational standards and practice in the areas of gender equality, children's rights, reaching marginalized populations, child and youth participation and communication for development. Richard also led UNICEF's work on child-sensitive social protection, social statistics and advocacy for child-focused, pro-poor social and economic policies. Earlier, Richard worked in Africa for 20 years as a rural development specialist, economic and social sector advisor and humanitarian programme manager. He planned and managed large-scale emergency response programmes in Mozambique, Botswana and Namibia. Richard was a civil servant for 7 years with the Government of Botswana at central and local government levels, working on food security, safety nets, drought response, livelihood and poverty reduction programmes before joining UNICEF. Richard is a graduate of the University of Oxford, UK (BA in Economics, Politics).