Richard Shukia is a researcher on the RISE Tanzania team and a Lecturer in Child Psychology, Early Childhood Education, and Early Literacy and Numeracy Development. He works with the Department of Educational Psychology and Curriculum Studies at the University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Previously, he worked as a primary school teacher, teaching languages in both lower and higher grades. His research interests revolve around early childhood education and early literacy and numeracy development and assessment. He has a background in both quantitative and qualitative research approaches, though he specializes in qualitative research designs. He has engaged in several project in the areas of 3Rs, development of teachers’ guide for inclusive education, review of early childhood education programmes, development of early childhood education programme curricula materials, and undertaken evaluative research in a variety of capacities.