A delegation of representatives of the “Migration Coordination Group of development partners in Ghana”, which is chaired by the International Organization for Migration has paid a visit to the Ghanaian-German Centre for Jobs, Migration and Reintegration (GGC) to get familiarized with the work of the Centre.
The visit was also an opportunity for them to discuss areas of possible cooperation on migration programmes in Ghana.
Speaking at the meeting, the Head of Ghanaian-German Centre for Jobs, Migration and Reintegration, Benjamin Woesten, remarked that the GGC is the only institution in Ghana that combines direct counselling and partner capacity building with a full approach to the migration cycle.
Its development oriented services before, during and after migration, make it an essential player in the landscape of migration, reintegration and employment promotion”.
He added that the Centre is anchored on a close partnership with the Ministry of Employment and
Labour Relations and its Labour Department. Its core mandate includes the counselling of clients,
returning migrants and the local population in Ghana on socio-economic prospects in Ghana,
reintegration opportunities and options of regular labour migration and mobility; and has so far
positively affected the lives of more than 15.000 clients.
Mr Woesten reiterated the Centre’s
commitment to setting an example in the migration and employment space in Ghana.
On his part, the Head of Cooperation at the EU Delegation to Ghana, Mr Massimo Mina, indicated
that: “Building on its success, the Centre could become the basis for a broader national referral system for job and vocational training opportunities to be supported by development partners.”
Mr. Woesten presented the activities of the Centre and accompanied the delegation in a tour of the
facility. Present at the meeting were Mr Gerald Guskowski, Cluster Coordinator of the Network for
Inclusive Economic Development of GIZ Ghana and Mr David Tette, Senior National Coordinator of
the Programme Migration for Development). The Ghanaian-German Centre for Jobs, Migration and
Reintegration is commissioned by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and
Development (BMZ) and implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale.
The Ghanaian-German Centre (GGC)
The Ghanaian-German Centre for Jobs and Reintegration (GGC) is part of the global project “Programme Migration for Development” (PMD), which is commissioned by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) in Ghana in collaboration with the Ministry of Employment and Labour Relations (MELR).
GGC’s objective is to support Government’s effort at improving living conditions and provide opportunities to enhance job prospects, now and in the future. This entails activities to promote education, training and employment opportunities.
The support is aimed not only at the local population and internally displaced people, but also at those returning home from Germany.
Ghanaian-German Centre for Jobs, and Reintegration.
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 supportin Ghana have successfully brought together national and international private companies, the public sector, and civil society groups to collaborate on development initiatives.