Co-Founder & CEO, RIO
Today, he runs RIO (Refugee Integration Organisation) in Ghana and Brazil, working with refugees, Internally Displaced People (IDPs), and Persons of Concern (PoCs). RIO provides people with entrepreneurship training, business incubation, and personalised mentorships. The work promotes social inclusion and economic independence for refugees, IDPs, and PoCs in Africa and South America.
His passion for his work stems from him having been homeless once, and never having been formally educated. Rya speaks 9 local and International languages, is a TEDx Speaker, a Yunus and Youth, Cordes and Amani Institute Fellow.