Richard Muko is the Regional Implementation Advocacy Manager at AVAC responsible for COMPASS program Implementation and coordinating KP work as part of the policy advocacy team. His work centers on building the capacities of civil societies in Africa to engage effectively with PEPFAR, Global Fund and with their governments to strengthen HIV response within the rights perspectives.
Prior to joining AVAC, Muko worked for the National Council of People Living with HIV (NACOPHA) in Tanzania as a Program Manager and as a COMPASS consultant for AVAC for three years. Muko also worked as a lecturer, consultant and manager in a number of NGOs in Kenya, wider Sudan, Somalia, Italy and few other African and European countries. His work has mainly been in advocacy and organizational development.
Muko joined AVAC in January 2022 and brings with him more than 25 years of programming and advocacy experience mainly working with non profit sectors in Africa. Muko holds a Bachelor of Commerce from Catholic University of Eastern Africa, Masters in Organizational Development from United States International University and Development Economics PhD from Trento Italy where he majored in Local Development and Health Economics with a focus on Sub-Saharan Africa. Muko enjoys gardening, contemporary dance and Afro fusion.