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Introducing Gumah Tiah, Literacy Bridge Ghana's Country Director

Gumah Aloysisum Tiah became Literacy Bridge Ghana's country director in 2019.

UPDATE: Literacy Bridge Ghana became Amplio's country office in 2020. Gumah Tiah continues the lead the team as country director for Amplio Ghana.

Amplio is pleased to announce that Gumah Aloysius Tiah joined Literacy Bridge Ghana (LBG), Amplio's Ghana affiliate, as the organization's new country director.

“Gumah brings strong leadership, program design, and a great deal of monitoring and evaluation experience. Inclusive and creative, he cares about whole team participation, from developing a strategic plan to brainstorming ideas to celebrating successes,” said Cliff Schmidt, Amplio's founder and executive director. “We welcome the fresh perspective Gumah brings to Talking Book programs and partnerships.”

“I’m honored to join Amplio’s affiliate network. In addition to managing current Talking Book projects, we’ve begun the process of crafting LBG’s first country strategy,” Gumah said. "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 Global Goals,”

With more than 12 years of experience in humanitarian aid and disaster response (HA/DR), Gumah has led initiatives in Western and Central Africa. Prior to joining LBG, Gumah served as a delegate for the Swiss Red Cross in South Sudan, managing health improvement and blood donor recruitment projects. He also worked for the British Red Cross and the SEND Foundation of West Africa in Sierra Leone, Population Services International in South Sudan, and Ghana’s Environment Protection Agency.

Gumah Tiah (center) and LBG staff push the “SEND” button to submit a grant.

In all his work, Gumah focuses on building the capacity of the teams he leads and creating opportunities for cross-sector collaboration. He has developed evaluation 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. He holds a Ph.D. in development management from the University of Development Studies in Tamale, Northern Region, Ghana.

Not one to waste time, Gumah has hit the ground running with the LBG team.

“We 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,” he said.

Connect with Gumah Aloysius Tiah on Linkedin.


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