European Commission

Ghana

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Ghana is making important efforts to become a Middle Income Country. However, it's still facing some critical disparities, challenges to deliver basic social services by striving to build institutional capacity. The challenges of security - in particular against the background of a difficult regional context - are also manifold, ranging from organised crime to migrants trafficking. Lack of employment, low income and poverty, persisting corruption, sense of despair and pervasive perception that the only way to succeed is to migrate are quoted by the IOM as the main drivers for migration, and an increasing number of Ghanaians, especially young people, are risking their lives in search of better livelihoods.

Ghana is indeed a country of origin and transit but also a country of destination of regional migration, both legal and irregular. In this context, the Ghanaian government adopted a National Migration Policy at the end of 2016, aiming at providing a comprehensive framework to manage migration as well as enabling full biometric population registration.

The EU Trust Fund for Africa supplements the other cooperation tools of the European Union. It provides the Ghanaian government with the required support to protect vulnerable migrants assist voluntary returns and facilitate reintegration. The capacity of the government to monitor migration flows and trends is being strengthened, while awareness raising actions are led in origin regions. A support to improve law enforcement cooperation and sharing of criminal information in the region is also offered.

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Call for proposal: innovative approaches and best practices on mobility and border management in Ghana IMPD
NEWS | 07 October 2020

Call for proposal: innovative approaches and best practices on mobility and border management in Ghana

The Strengthening Border Security in Ghana (SBS Ghana) project, funded by European Union Emergency Trust Fund for Africa (EUTF), has launched the Demand Driven Facility (DDF) Call for Proposals - Support to innovative approaches and best practices on mobility and border management. 

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The GrEEn COVID-19 Innovation Challenge supports innovative solutions to the COVID19 pandemicSNV
NEWS | 14 September 2020

The GrEEn COVID-19 Innovation Challenge supports innovative solutions to the COVID19 pandemic

In May, SNV Netherlands Development Organisation kickstarted a competition, the GrEEn COVID-19 Innovation Challenge targeted at youth in the Ashanti and Western regions of Ghana.

The GrEEn COVID-19 Innovation Challenge was aimed at supporting entrepreneurs and developers with innovative ideas and solution to the coronavirus (COVID19) pandemic and formed part...

The EUTF launches GrEEn, a project to create green jobs for at least 5,000 people in GhanaUNCDP, SNV
NEWS | 19 May 2020

The EUTF launches GrEEn, a project to create green jobs for at least 5,000 people in Ghana

“Boosting Green Employment and Enterprise Opportunities in Ghana – (GrEEn)”, is a four-year action aimed at creating greater economic and employment opportunities for youth, women and returning migrants by promoting and supporting sustainable, green businesses. The project, implemented under the European Union Emergency Trust Fund (EUTF) for Africa, will create...

Offering medical screening to communities in Ghana: an inspiring initiative that could be replicated in the context of the Covid-19 pandemicIOM
NEWS | 22 April 2020

Offering medical screening to communities in Ghana: an inspiring initiative that could be replicated in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic

The EU-IOM Joint Initiative for Migrant Protection and Reintegration, funded by the European Union Emergency Trust Fund for Africa (EUTF), was one of the main sponsors of the 2019 International Migration Days (IMD) events organised mid-December in the city of Takoradi, in Ghana.

The International Organization for Migration (IOM), together...