Peter Antwi

Assistant Director/Focal Person on Child Labour, Ministry of Employment and Labour Relations, Ghana

Peter Antwi possesses an MBA in Regional Innovation and Sustainable Economic Development from the Chonnam National University, Gwangju, South Korea and a BA Degree in Economics, from the University of Cape Coast, Ghana. He joined the Ministry of Employment and Labour Relations (MELR) in October 2012 as an Administrative Officer and has been with the Policy Planning Monitoring and Evaluation Directorate. His responsibilities amongst others include provision of operational support in the development and periodic review of employment and labour-related policies, programmes and preparation of annual budget estimates for the sector. In January 2017, Antwi was appointed as Focal Person on Child Labour at the Ministry’s Head Office to liaise with the Child Labour Unit of the Labour Department in the development and review of Child Labour related policies, programmes and projects as well as monitoring of implementation of child labour related interventions.

He has played key roles in this capacity including his active involvement in the development of the Protocols and Guidelines for the establishment of Child Labour Free Zones (CLFZs); Review of the Ghana Child Labour Monitoring System (GCLMS), Review of the Part VII of the Children’s Act on Employment of Children. He was very instrumental in the development of Framework for Action for a Public Private Partnership for the elimination of child labour in cocoa production and the Review of the Hazardous Activities Framework (HAF), which is currently ongoing. Antwi has participated in many international and national seminars and conferences on child labour including the Child Labour Cocoa Coordination Groups meetings and the EU’s Cocoa Sustainability Dialogues. He was the Ministry’s representation on the expert group that reviewed and validated the evaluation report of the first ECOWAS Regional Action Plan (RAP) for the Elimination of child labour (2012-2015) and the second phase of the RAP (2021-2030) which is yet to be adopted.