Biography

Cornelia Rowena Amoah

Cornelia Rowena Amoah is a product of Accra Girls’ Secondary school and the Ghana Institute of Journalism. She began a career as a reporter at the Television Newsroom of the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation and rose to become a News Anchor and a News Editor.

Cornelia won a Visnews Fellowship in International Television Journalism in 1990 and travelled with colleague Journalists Shahida Alam from Bangladesh Television, Rajiv Upadya from, Nepal Television and Carlos Arce from Mexico Television visiting organizations in Europe and North America and observing operations of major Broadcast and international organisations including the BBC, ITV, CNN, VOA, ZDF, WORLDNET, ITU, the UN and the WHO. She subsequently worked with the US Embassy as an Information Specialist at the Public Affairs Section and was the lead coordinator for the media during the visit of President and Mrs. Clinton to Ghana in 1996. She also worked with the Media Foundation for West Africa as Coordinator for the first training programme organized for community radio stations as part of their debut participation in Ghana’s Parliamentary and Presidential elections in 2000.

Cornelia then moved on to establish and Head the News and Current Affairs Department of TV Africa Ghana. She created a modern newsroom environment with a strong Ghanaian heritage. From TV Africa, she assumed the position of Public Affairs Officer of the National African Peer Review Mechanism Governing Council (NAPRAM–GC) in Accra. She was instrumental in highlighting and bringing the activities of the APRM to Ghana and the African Union.

Cornelia Rowena is very passionate about the recognition and celebration of people’s achievements. Her mantra is "People Matter".