Experts' profiles - Peter Acquah
Peter Acquah
Peter Acquah is the Secretary to the African Ministerial Conference on the Environment (AMCEN) and the Deputy Director of the United Nations Environment Programme Regional Office for Africa. He is also a specialist in Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA), environmental management in the mining industry, and in mineral process design. He has considerable experience in institution building vis--vis national environment agencies.

He has a PhD degree in Mineral Technology, Masters Degree in Mineral Process Design from Imperial College of Science and Technology, University of London. His first degree was in Geology from the University of Ghana and has also undertaken certificate and fellowship courses in environmental management in University of Lule, Sweden and University of Bath in the U.K.

Peter is involved in the development and implementation of the three tiers of the NEPAD environment initiative. He has worked at the policy level in environmental and natural resource management (particularly solid minerals) for many years. He worked as the first Executive Director of Ghanas Environment Protection Agency for about eight years and played a key role in the setting up of the Administration and Technical Systems of the Agency. He was also the Project Director for the implementation of the National Environmental Action Plan for Ghana for many years. He also worked as the first Regional Coordinator for Capacity Development and Linkages for EIA in Africa. He also taught a number of courses at the University Level and started his career working as a research metallurgist in a gold mining industry.
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