GIZ Ghana holds stakeholder workshop on migration governance

Accra- A two-day capacity development workshop for stakeholders in migration governance has been organised by GIZ Ghana.

The workshop, under GIZ’s Migration and Diaspora programme, seeks to facilitate socio-economic development through regular migration and diaspora engagement.

It was under the theme, “Capacity Development Workshop on Migration Governance: Concepts, Indicators and Terminologies with Reference to International & Global Agreements (GCM/SDGs).”

Participants were taken 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 and national policies on migration.

In a press statement, Ms Abena Owusua Amponsah-Bio, the Senior National Coordinator for Programme Migration & Diaspora (PMD) at GIZ Ghana, said: “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.”

Ms Emma Ofori Agyemang, the Director of Policy Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation at the Ministry of Employment and Labour Relations, in the release, said her Ministry was committed 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.

The Migration and Diaspora programme seeks to harness the positive impact of regular migration and diaspora engagements to facilitate socio-economic development on behalf of the German Government in partner countries, including Ghana.

Source: Ghana News Agency



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