AMASS Ghana (AG), as a Conflict Resolution and Peace Building based non-governmental organisation (NGO) would pause in the midst of civil unrests in Northern Ghana, to salute the people of Dagbon for the return of relative peace. The composure of Abudus and Andanis so far, deserves applause! In the ...
Aiders are building a peaceful, healthy, and sustainable future for women, children, youth and People With Disabilities (PWD) living in armed-conflict, displaced and deprived communities in order to advance the frontiers of Peacebuilding and Development.
The AG – Center for Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding offers opportunities to students – home and diaspora to understudy field experts working in the areas of Health, Education, Research, Advocacy and Skills Development. Student-interns and volunteers will have to look for funding from their respective institutions, funding agencies etc. since AG will only be providing basic stipend that will cover internet data applied solely for AG and related work and any other legitimate expense incidentally incurred. We accepts Interns in the Summer Season whereas as Volunteers throughout the year.
AMASS GHANA - Centre for Conflict Resolution and Peace Building is a non-profit and non-partisan organization
that believes PEACE can be attained in a civilized society only when the populace are
Democratically, Educationally and Economically (DEE) empowered.
Achieving our DEE, we work in these thematic areas to making sure that PEACE is attained :
We also understand that conflict and differences are inevitable, but violence is not. However,
we work to transform the way Ghanaians deals with conflict, away from adversarial approaches,
toward corporative solutions.
This means we shift the attitudes and everyday interactions between groups of people in conflict, so they can work together to build up their community, choosing joint problem-solving over violence.
Conflict and Deprived Communities in Ghana
Our mission is to become a giant peace organization that Ghana Government and international community consult for peace policy formulation in empowering and inspiring the Ghanaian Citizenry to love, respect and protect life and property through Democracy, Education and Economic freedom in order to advance promotion of PEACE and ensuring security at communities, regional and national levels for sustainable development.
Our vision is to make every endemic conflict community and Ghana as a whole, a peaceful and beautiful co-existent that continues to accommodate livelihood, and business activities.
We believe that through education Ghanaians particularly the youth will collectively and adequately be informed and assertive while tolerating and respecting views of others in sustaining civil society actions that promote peaceful co-existence which is geared towards national development. In this vain, our primary objective is to be the greater and effective catalyst that will first of all gunner support for children and the youth in deprived and conflict inflicted communities in Ghana to receive quality and best of education.
AMASS Ghana aspires to be an excellent catalyst that seeks to train and develop hundreds of change makers and activists specially the youth in deprived and violent conflict communities in Ghana and developing a framework that prioritizes promotion of active citizenry, that will be able to champion development through peaceful co-existence. For us, it is our greatest responsibility to raise young people in every community in Ghana with a view of engaging one another to ensure they become role models in spreading peace messages to inspire the entire citizenry to respect life and property for accelerated development.
There is widely held view that the devil finds work for idle hands and this is evident in various reports which revealed that majority of young people who have been reportedly involved in conflict actions which resulted in destruction of life and properties in Ghana were cited to be without meaningful and purposeful life skills. That is why we at AMASS Ghana see this as pertinent issue which should be tackled holistically with more emphasis on equipping young people, particularly those in the conflict and economic deprived areas with employable skills to become contributing members of their communities so as to end violent conflict in all parts of Ghana.
AMASS Ghana is preoccupied to activate national awareness and collective response on the plight of the vulnerable people living in the conflict-thorn and deprived areas by engaging in research which will interrogate the causes of violent conflict situations and how to provide continued and sustainable solutions to prevent and resolve violent conflict and cycle of poverty in poverty stricken and violent conflict communities to engender peace for total development in Ghana. We work to undertake research work to advise Central and local government and international community on how to prevent and resolve thorny issues that fuel conflict and poverty in economic deprived communities in Ghana.
It has always been our desire to provide sufficient quantities of food to people living in deprived and violent conflict communities in Ghana. We work hard to ensure food are consistently available to individuals, and are in reasonable proximity to them, or are within their reach. We believe that when this objective is achieved, violent conflict will be extremely nibbed in the bud to pave way for waves of peace and economic development across Ghana and in particular deprived and conflicts communities.
We are strenuously working hard to advocate for national policy to provide comprehensive public and general health services, in particular sexual and reproductive health services to girls and women in deprived and violent conflict communities. Our ultimate goal is to push for quality health care to primarily improve health status of natives and residents, particularly young girls, boys and women in violent conflict and deprived communities in Ghana. In this regard, we are liaising with health workers to tackle key health problems including sexual health among adolescent and women, tuberculosis, maternity and other public health and general ailments that worsen the plight of dwellers in those communities as a results of poverty and violent conflict situations.
Amass Ghana (Center for Conflict Resolution & Peace Building)
was established in 2015 with the aim of promoting peace and instituting mechanisms to solve conflict.
In 2016, the organization started advocating for peaceful presidential and parliamentary elections – some of the activities which was undertaken included stakeholders engagements, outreach programmes, workshops for body builders otherwise known as “Macho men” and media interactions which were extensively publicized on radio, print and other online portals.
Since 1992 up to the last presidential and parliamentary elections in 2016 every electioneering campaign year in Ghana was characterized with a number of violent conflict and politically charged and heightened tension issues resulting in loss of properties and precious lives. In addition to that, there were some protracted and aged old conflicts over chieftaincy, ethnic and land disputes, among others, hence awakening the peace advocacy group, “AMASS Ghana” in 2015.
The journey of sensitizing the masses and engaging all who matters in the peace process, since 2015 have seen major successes notwithstanding the huge financial and manpower constrains that have been gazing us in the face each morning.
Amass Ghana an organization advocating for peace at both, local and national levels in 2016 was recognized and acknowledged as one of Ghana’s few Peace Advocacy Organizations into effective peace campaigning in Ghana by the British Broadcasting Corporation, an international broadcasting firm’s (www.bbc.com), documentary reports, putting us ahead of the copious peace organization – locally.
Amass Ghana played a key role in Ghana’s 2016 presidential and parliamentary general election, in that milestone political episode; Amass Ghana launched a “PEACE EVERYWHERE” program in February 2016, with the aim of prepping the masses on the need to shake aside any differences and opt for peace before, during and after the December 7, polls. It was targeted at eradicating hate speeches and political killings – unifying and educating the populace through games, peace conferences and, workshops.