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Solomon Appiah is a social science researcher and consultant. His research interests include human rights, international relations, public policy, natural resources (extractives), inequality and poverty.

He has consulted for international organizations such as the Kofi Annan chaired Africa Progress Panel in Geneva and the Natural Resources Governance Institute. He was part of the team that produced the game changing 2013 Africa Progress Report titled, ‘Equity In Extractives: Stewarding Africa’s Natural Resources for All’. He was the Ghana consultant for the NRGI’s Resource Governance Index Pilot– Ghana that was used for the 2017 Resource Governance Index. He has also served as one of the two representatives of the President of the Republic of Ghana on the 6th Ghana Prisons Council. He was the chair of the Council’s sub-committee that oversaw the launch of an initiative to reform Ghana’s penal system dubbed Project Efiase.

He earned a first-class B.Sc. Public Administration degree from the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration, and a Master of Public Policy Degree from the University of Erfurt’s Willy Brandt School of Public Policy.