Strengthening Border Security in Ghana (SBS Ghana)

#Border Management and Security


The Specific Objective of the project is to contribute to the development of the long-term capability of Ghana border control authorities to control and manage its borders, to update border management information and communication systems and to ensure greater security for citizens and visitors, while guaranteeing the respect for the rule of law and human rights standards.


The project proposes to contribute to reducing irregular migration, by strengthening cooperation at all levels including coordination with neighbouring countries (Cote d’Ivoire, Burkina Faso and Togo), enhancing border security and by building capacities. This proposal is part of a comprehensive support to the Government of Ghana’s migration policy and the 2018-2022 Ghana Immigration Service Strategic Plan.

SBS Ghana has two components: the first focuses on the support of the Ghana Immigration Service through capacity building, including human rights standards, and provision of equipment. The Ghana Police Service and the Ghana Customs Authority will be associated for joint activities. The second component is dedicated to civil society organisations, media networks and local authorities: a specific call for proposals will support innovative projects to improve cross-border and mobility issues.

Duty Stations
Accra, Ghana
December 2019 to December 2023
EU Emergency Trust Fund for Africa
Ghana Immigration Service (GIS)


The Strengthening Border Security in Ghana (SBS Ghana) project is funded by the European Union Emergency Trust Fund for Africa (EUTF), and implemented by ICMPD, in collaboration with the Ghana Immigration Service (GIS).