Dr Richard Gakuba is the Program Director for The Commons Project Foundation. He is currently leading a continental initiative called "Health My Way" that promotes a person-centric model health data model with support from the Mastercard Foundation and partnership with the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change, Smart Africa, the East African Community, etc.
In his previous role, he was a digital health systems analyst for Enabel Rwanda. He had previously served as an international digital health/eHealth consultant for over 15 years with experience in 10 countries in Africa. He has a medical degree and a Master's degree in e-Health/Digital Health from Brunel University in London, UK. He also served as the national e-Health coordinator for Rwanda’s Ministry of Health for nine years where he led the development of the first National eHealth Strategic plan and policy in 2006. He was awarded the Holly Ladd mHealth Pioneer Award. Dr. Gakuba is also an Eisenhower Fellow.