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Inspire Project: Consultative workshop to kick off a skills partnership scheme between Ghana and Germany

15 November 2023

Ghana, Germany

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.

The Inspire project is a regional initiative designed to initiate a structured public-private dialogue on skills partnerships aimed at incubating partnership schemes between the EU Member States and partner countries from Africa, the Western Balkans and the Eastern Partnership region. Concretely, the project will bring together relevant public actors, European small-and-medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), partner country SMEs, industry groups, and financial institutions from the EU and the target regions into a series of national consultations and a partnership laboratory to identify current and future skills needs and propose market-led solutions for labour upskilling and skills matching.