A two-day capacity development workshop on migration governance has been held in Peduase for stakeholders in the migration governance space in Ghana.
The two-day workshop dubbed “Capacity Development Workshop on Migration Governance: Concepts, Indicators and Terminologies with Reference to International & Global Agreements (GCM/SDGs)” took participants through topics such as understanding human mobility at the global level, the migration cycle, opportunities of migration and gender perspectives, international standards on labour migration, national policies on migration, among others.
The training workshop, which was organised by the GIZ Ghana implemented Programme Migration & Diaspora, with funding from the German Government, drew participants from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration; the Ministry of Employment and Labour Relations/Labour Department; Ministry of the Interior; Fair Salaries and Wages Commission; Youth Employment Agency; National Development Planning Commission; Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection; Ministry of Justice and Attorney General’s Department; the Economic Organized Crime Office; Ghana Employers’ Association; the Trade Union Congress; Ghana Population Council; Ghana Police Service and Ghana Statistical Service. These institutions are all involved in charting the paths for Ghana’s migration frameworks and policies.
The Senior National Coordinator for Programme Migration & Diaspora (PMD) at GIZ Ghana, Abena Owusua Amponsah-Bio, remarked that GIZ “supports partners towards a development-relevant execution of their migration management mandates.
This is being done through development-relevant trainings on the Global Compact for Migration, Multi-Stakeholder dialogues, Peer-to-Peer exchanges and the placement of Integrated Experts to work in state partner institutions.
GIZ also supports the Ghanaian government’s engagement with the country’s diaspora and works closely with partners to offer advice on migration policy as a contribution to national development.”
The capacity development workshop training, according to her, was triggered by GIZ PMD’s working philosophy that the complexities of migration governance can only be met by working in partnership with governments, researchers, civil society, development partners and other key stakeholders to bring about lasting and sustainable solutions to challenges faced in migration governance.
On her part, the Director of Policy Planning, Monitoring & Evaluation at the Ministry of Employment and Labour Relations, Emma Ofori Agyemang, speaking on behalf of the Ministry’s Chief Director, reiterated the Ministry’s commitment to working with development partners such as GIZ, in achieving mutual goals and challenged participants to put to work the acquired knowledge received from the training.
About Programme Migration & Diaspora
Programme Migration & Diaspora harnesses the positive impact of regular migration and diaspora engagement to push forward socio-economic development, on behalf of the German Government in the partner countries, including Ghana.
The Programme’s approach reflects the German Government’s migration policy by leveraging the potential of regular migration and strengthening partners’ capacity to actively shape migration processes.
As a global Programme, all related activities take place in accordance with the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration (GCM) and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development as well as Germany’s Skilled Labour Immigration Act and its National Action Plan for Integration.
Programme Migration & Diaspora is commissioned by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH in cooperation with the Federal Employment Agency’s International Placement Services under the Centre for International Migration and Development (CIM).
As a provider of international cooperation services for sustainable development and international education work, GIZ is dedicated to building a future worth living around the world.
GIZ has over 50 years of experience in a wide variety of areas, including economic development and employment, energy and the environment, and peace and security.
The diverse expertise of our federal enterprise is in demand around the globe, with the German Government, European Union institutions, the United Nations, the private sector and governments of other countries all benefiting from our services. We work with businesses, civil society actors and research institutions, fostering successful interaction between development policy and other policy fields and areas of activity.
The German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) is our main commissioning party.
Currently, GIZ promotes sustainable development in Ghana via about 50 programmes and projects. GIZ is boosting Ghana’s potential by focusing its projects on three priority areas: Responsibility for our planet – climate and energy, Training and sustainable growth for decent jobs as well as Peaceful and inclusive societies.. Additionally, our portfolio extends to other areas such as environment, peace and security.
Another focus of GIZ’s work is linking business interests with development-policy goals. Most of the programmes and projects we support in Ghana have successfully brought together national and international private companies, the public sector, and civil society groups to collaborate on development initiatives.
For more information, please visit www.giz.de/ghana