Mr. George Amoh is the Ag. Executive Secretary of the National Peace Council, the only statutory peace institution in Ghana. The Council has offices in all the regions of Ghana and its headquarters in Accra.
Mr. Amoh holds a Masters’ Degree in Social Work from the University of Ghana and a Masters’ Degree in Human Rights from the University of Education, Winneba, Ghana. Additionally, he holds a postgraduate Diploma in Human Rights from the Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law and a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology from University of Ghana. Currently, he is pursuing a PhD programme in Development Studies at the Institute of Development Studies, University of Cape Coast.
Mr. George Amoh has over twenty years’ professional experience working with public service, private business and civil society orgranisations. In 2019, as Ag. Executive Secretary, he oversaw the dialogue processes that brought together the two major political parties in Ghana to end political vigilantism. He contributed to the high-level participation, inclusion and the general success of the dialogue which produced the Roadmap and Code of Conduct for the eradication of political vigilantism in Ghana. In 2016, he was a key facilitator for the high level meeting that brought all the presidential candidates for the signing of the Peace Accord in Accra. He also played the role for the development of the Ghana Conflict Map, establishment of the Regional Peace Councils, development of Training Manuals on Conflict and co-facilitated the NEEWARG and REEWARG Platforms that contributed as Early Warning & Response Group to the peaceful general elections in 2016.
As the Coordinator of Advocacy and Legal Advice Centre(ALAC), 2009, he conducted public awareness campaigns and developed communication tools and advocacy materials for campaigns to empower the underprivileged. There, he also set up a partnership forum, which assisted the ALAC to function properly and also networked with coalitions in achieving common goals.
During his days with the UNDP/Legal Aid Scheme as Coordinator, Community Mediation Centres and Prison Decongestion Programme, he set up about 21 mediation centres across Ghana and trained a total of 120 mediators and also supervised the development of a Five-year strategic plan.
He has also worked with Commission On Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ) as a Principal Investigator. There, he conducted human rights education in the districts, inspected police cells and other detention facilities, monitored & evaluated the implementation of human rights legislation such as domestic violence law.
Mr. Amoh’s work experience portfolio earned him international invitations across the world to share experiences of establishing a National Peace Architecture. In 2014, he was one of the discussants selected for the World Water Summit held in Lusaka, Zambia. He was also part of the Water Integrity Network, coordinated by SIWI, based in Finland and participated in the preparatory meetings to the World Water Summit, in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso.
In 2013, he was also invited by the World Bank as part of a team that facilitated a training workshop in Lusaka Zambia, on Road Contracts Monitoring, that was aimed at equipping civil society in that country to monitor road contracts to ensure transparency and value for money. He was also in Monrovia Liberia and Naivasha, Kenya, on similar mission in 2010, and 2012 at the invitation of the World Bank.