Amplio is pleased to introduce Gumah Aloysius Tiah, the new country director for our affiliate, Literacy Bridge Ghana (LBG).
“Inclusive and creative, Gumah brings strong leadership, program design, and a lot of evaluation experience. Equally important, he cares about the participation of the whole team in where the organization goes, from developing a strategic plan, to brainstorming ideas, to celebrating successes, ” says Amplio founder and executive director Cliff Schmidt.
“We’re excited to work with Gumah and welcome the fresh perspective he brings to Talking Book programs and partnerships.”
Gumah Tiah, an expert in program design and M&E, recently joined Literacy Bridge Ghana as the new country director.
Embracing cross-sector partnerships to achieve the SDGs
With expertise in research, program management, and capacity building, Gumah has worked in development and emergency contexts, both regionally in Ghana and internationally. Moreover, his 12+ years of experience also includes developing M&E plans and systems, as well as quality assurance for program and data management, across diverse fields, including livelihood development, food security, maternal and child health, disaster management, climate change, health systems strengthening, WASH, gender, and governance.
“I’m honored to join the LBG team and Amplio’s affiliate network. In addition to managing current Talking Book projects, we’ve begun the process of crafting LBG’s first country strategy,” says Gumah.
“One of the things I’m excited about is developing opportunities to collaborate on joint proposal bids for Talking Book programs and cross-sector partnerships, which is essential to promoting sustainable development and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals,” Gumah says.
“LBG recently worked with SODIA and Songtaba, both local partners, to submit a joint bid for the USAID RISE call, which addresses gender-based violence in the environmental sectors. Now we’re exploring the possibility of putting in a joint bid for the Grand Challenge call on health campaigns.”
Literacy Bridge Ghana
Amplio’s affiliate, Literacy Bridge Ghana (LBG) is based in Wa, in the Upper West Region of Ghana. LBG offers services for Talking Book programs, including:
- Technology training and support
- Social and behavior change communication (SBCC)
- Audio content planning and production
- Monitoring and evalution
- Group facilitation
LBG’s new country director, Tiah Gumah, center, believes a whole team approach is key to a healthy organization. Here, the LBG team is pushing the “SEND” button to submit a grant.
A professional approach to program design, communications, and M&E for community-based health services
“Gumah has worked in different African countries, across multiple sectors. I really appreciate his professional approach and experience, especially with monitoring and evaluation,” says Ryan Forbes Morris, Amplio senior program manager.
“Moreover, he understands how to use communications to enhance health interventions, which I think will help LBG strengthen and broaden its work for CHPS, which is Ghana Health Services’ national strategy for community-based health planning and service delivery in underserved districts,” Ryan added.
Under Gumah’s leadership, LBG is already seeing an impact. UNICEF recently mentioned that if all goes well for the CHPS program, they may put in a joint proposal with LBG to scale up the program.
Prior to joining LBG, Gumah served as a delegate for Swiss Red Cross in South Sudan, where he provided project management guidance for health improvement and blood donor recruitment projects. He also has worked for British Red Cross in Sierra Leone, SEND Foundation of West Africa in Sierra Leone, Population Services International in South Sudan, and Ghana’s Environment Protection Agency, among others. He holds a master of philosophy in development management from the University of Development Studies in Tamale, Northern Region, Ghana.