WAMECA – Media Foundation For West Africa


Awo Aidam Amenyah

Awo is the Founder of Child Online Africa’s, a child and family-focused charity working in Ghana. As Executive Director, she leads the team of professionals and volunteers committed to influencing policies and changing practices in favour of child well-being keeping the child in Africa safe while they are online.

Since 2013, Awo has been at the forefront of the call on government and other stakeholders to put in place measures to safeguard children within the cyberspace ith this call resulting in a revolution regarding Child Protection interventions in Ghana. Her work has influenced the National Cyber Security Policy and Strategy in Ghana and the Africa Union’s Agenda 2040, into prioritizing Child Online Protection.

Prior to her current role, Awo had facilitated platforms for engagement between state and non-state actors to influence policy and development decisions specifically related to education, violence against girls, Child Sexual Exploitation and Abuse and Child Online Protection. Before her current position, she worked with the Education Coalition on an ActionAid-Big Lottery Fund project. The key milestone for the project is the draft Ghana Gender Education Policy.

Awo is DQ World Training Partner, a member of the National Child Online Protection Steering Committee (Ghana) and Child Online Protection implementation partner for ITU. she is the originator of the rallying call for Safer Internet Day celebrations in Ghana since 2015, evolving into Safer Internet Day Africa in 2019 which saw 12 other African countries participating.

In August 2019, she summitted on Mt. Kilimanjaro (19341Ft AMSL) in a social cause to raise awareness about Child Online Safety and Wellbeing in Africa.