On 19-20 November 2023, the Inspire project team organised a consultative workshop in Accra, Ghana, to discuss the design of the Ghana-Germany skills partnership scheme. The workshop brought together representatives from various stakeholders, including government agencies, civil society, and development partners, to exchange views and experiences on labour migration governance in Ghana and explore the potential of establishing a skills partnership scheme between the two countries.
The workshop provided an overview of the current trends of labour migration between Ghana and Germany, and the existing legal and policy frameworks that regulate it. Participants, divided into working groups, discussed the implementation mechanisms of the scheme, such as participant selection, training, certification, and placement. They also examined the roles and responsibilities of the different actors involved as well as assessed the benefits and risks of the scheme. The two-day event concluded with a plenary session, where the working groups presented their findings and proposals, and received feedback from other participants.
Following the successful workshop, the Inspire team is now developing the scheme throughout November. The finalised scheme will be presented and validated during a national workshop in the next month.