Rasheed was born and raised in Walewale, Northern Ghana. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Development Planning from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana, where he received practical training in rural and regional strategic planning, implementation and management. He is a seasoned research assistant and has a wealth of skills and experience in rural community planning and development. His research interests are in renewable energy, climate change and sustainable rural and urban development. Under the supervision of Dr. Garrett Richards, Rasheed is working to complete his thesis on Small-Scale Renewable Energy Development in rural and off-grid communities in Newfoundland. He is working towards a career where he could contribute to knowledge and the sustainable development of communities in Ghana and beyond.