science, technology and entrepreneurship
for a better world

Richard Folly is a transformational leader and entrepreneur dedicated to creative solutions and addressing global challenges. Book Richard to share his insights on founding African Geospace, Space Exploration, Data Digital Transformation, Open Innovation, and more.

science, technology
and entrepreneurship
for a better world

Richard Folly is a transformational leader and entrepreneur dedicated to creative solutions and addressing global challenges. Book Richard to share his insights on founding African Geospace, Space Exploration, Data Digital Transformation, Open Innovation, and more.

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Entrepreneur

Richard is co-founder and CEO of African Geospace, a Space Technology and Data Solutions company that is pioneering decision-making for development, and climate action. The company’s focus markets include agriculture, climate change, and mining. Clients include government institutions, international development organizations, and private businesses.

Speaker

Richard is a Public Speaker who believes that storytelling is a genuine tool to share ideas, change minds, and inspire people. Richard speaks about Space, Technology, and Entrepreneurship. He has addressed various conferences, including the UN High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development. Richard was also invited to speak at the recent World Investment Forum, on the potential of space technology to shape cities and the role partnerships play in creating strong business ecosystems and scaling solutions.

Speaking Collaborations With

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Consultant

Data are everywhere, and you can get them. We can help you no matter the type of data you need for your projects or operations. From geographic data to statistics, you are in good hands. Turning your data into actionable insights.

Geospatial technology is becoming a superpower for organizations to unlock the power of location, and Earth Observation. Start utilizing geospatial technology to drive growth and success in your business today with us.

Helping organizations integrate digital technologies into their operations to enhance efficiency and deliver added value to their customers. We support them in automating processes, analyzing data, improving customer experience, innovating products and services, and fostering a digital culture.

We strive to enable organizations to integrate AI solutions into their business strategies to streamline operations, lower costs, and respond to new market opportunities.

Empowering journalists to use data analysis for uncovering, analyzing, and presenting news stories. Equipping them to collect, analyze, and visualize data, revealing hidden patterns, trends, and insights beyond traditional reporting methods.

Empowering effective web-based interactive visual communication by combining text, audio, photos, video, data, and maps. Helping individuals and organizations to engage audiences, foster dialogue, and create dynamic, two-way conversations that enhance understanding and connection.

Consultant

Data Collection & Analytics

Data are everywhere, and you can get them. We can help you no matter the type of data you need for your projects. From geographic data to statistics, you are in good hands. Turning your data into actionable insights.

Geographic Information Systems

Geospatial technology is becoming a superpower for organizations to unlock the power of location, and Earth Observation. Start utilizing geospatial technology to drive growth and success in your business today with us.

Digital Transformation

We support your digital transformation process. We enable organizations integrate AI solutions into their business strategies to streamline operations, lower costs, and respond to new market opportunities.

Data Journalism

Empowering journalists to use data analysis for uncovering, analyzing, and presenting news stories. Equipping them to collect, analyze, and visualize data, revealing hidden patterns, trends, and insights beyond traditional reporting methods.

Interactive Visual Communication

Empowering effective web-based interactive communication by combining text, audio, photos, video, data, and maps. Helping individuals and organizations engage audiences, foster dialogue, and create dynamic, two-way conversations that enhance understanding and connection.

community engagement

Computer Programming

Illiterate of the future is the one who cannot speak the languages of the computer. Richard is helping democratize the future by teaching the youth these languages today.

Space STEM

Richard is getting young students involved in space technology with the hope that in the future, they will help save lives and the Planet, and eventually take us into the stars.

Inspiring the next generation

Richard spends part of his time mentoring the younger generation, assisting them in participating in exchange programs, sharing with them leadership skills, and providing growth opportunities. STEM Educator, he focuses on Earth and Space Science. Over the last decade, he has trained and spoken to hundreds of students and teachers during educational outreach campaigns. He is dedicated to giving back to his community and inspiring both individuals and organizations.

about Richard Folly

Geospatial Data Scientist, Entrepreneur, and Speaker, Richard graduated in Geography from Université de Lomé, Togo. Ten years ago, Richard discovered technology. This discovery led him on a humbling yet exciting journey to collaborate on technology, entrepreneurship, and education projects in Africa, the USA, Europe, and Asia. He has worked with private businesses, diplomatic institutions, international organizations, and government institutions — including Ministries in Togo, the World Bank, and NASA — to name a few.

Richard is passionate about Space and its benefit to Humanity. Sponsored by the United States Department of State, he had a professional development experience at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center. He worked on disaster risk management and environmental monitoring, using geospatial tools and data products. Richard then founded African Geospace, with the ultimate mission to help save lives, improve livelihoods, and increase climate resilience. Richard is member of the International Leadership Association, and The Mars Society. He is a Mandela Washington Fellow with a certificate of Leadership in Public Management from Arizona State University, and a UNCTAD eFounders Fellow. Richard is on a mission to inspire as many as possible globally, by sharing his experience, and what keeps him onward.