Mr Richard Morgan

Mr Richard Morgan

International Advocacy Director, Plan International

Mr Richard Morgan is the International Advocacy Director of Plan International. He is the co-founder and co-leader of the Global Coalition to End Child Poverty. Previously, Mr Morgan was the Director of the Child Poverty Global Initiative and Senior Advisor of Social Protection at Save the Children from 2014-2018. He 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.

Mr Morgan was the Deputy Director, and later, Director of Policy and Practice at UNICEF from 2002-2012. Mr Morgan also led UNICEF's work on child-sensitive social protection, social statistics and advocacy for child-focused, pro-poor social and economic policies. Earlier, he worked in Africa for over 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.

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