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FASHION ・SUSTAINABILITY ・AFRICA

#MMN Meetup: How can the Ghanaian fashion industry become a resource for sustainable alternatives to migration?

Talk and exhibits by Nuel Bans (founder & editor-in-chief of Debonair Afrik, a Ghanaian-based digital media publication) and Rhoda Wedam (founder and CEO of the Song-Ba Empowerment Center, Ghana)

What is needed to develop sustainable business opportunities in the fashion industry? Which role does second-hand clothing play for Ghana’s entrepreneurs? And how can local entrepreneurs become successful (inter)nationally? During our next #MMN meetup, our two guests will provide insights into the challenges and successes of Ghanaian entrepreneurs in the fashion market and discuss how sustainable fashion can create positive alternatives to migration.

The event will also feature two photo exhibitions, entitled In The Days Of Us and Fast Enough To Trash

About the speakers:

Ekuban Emmanuel, popularly known as Nuel Bans, aims to support Africa’s young and emerging fashion talents. He is a creative collector for The Style Lounge, a platform that scouts for and nurtures emerging fashion in Africa, Ambassador to Global Fashion Exchange, and founder & editor-in-chief of Debonair Afrik. Debonair Afrik is a Ghanaia-based digital publication covering fashion, lifestyle, publishing, and current events. It was founded in 2015 as a neo-Africanism publication and serves as an online news portal for Ghanaians and others in the Sub-Saharan region.

Rhoda Wedma is the founder and CEO of the Song-Ba Empowerment Centre. She focuses on supporting women and girls without formal education, who travel to urban cities as head porters (Kayayo) and helps them identify sources of income. She is also the #MMN local coordinator for the Northern Region, where she focuses on helping the youth in the region have access to accurate information regarding migration and learn about employment and educational opportunities they can pursue in their area.


When? Saturday 19.02.2022, 5-9pm (CET)
Where? r0g_office, Knobelsdorffstr. 22, 14059 Berlin and /migrantmedianetwork

To join us in Berlin, please send us an email at info@migrantmedia.network or message us via Instagram or Facebook

Registration is open until Friday, 18th February 2022.

Please note: 2G+ rules will apply. To attend, you must be tested and either be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or have proof of recovery.

We look forward to seeing you there!

HAPPY INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY 2021

Women need to discover that they are fierce and strong and full of fire, and not be afraid to show their strength. Women should no longer have to hold themselves back, but rather let their passions burn brighter than their fears.’ (Wedam Kadoa Rhoda, #MMN Local Coordinator, Northern Region) .

Tag Archive for: #ChooseToChallenge

FASHION ・SUSTAINABILITY ・AFRICA

#MMN Meetup: How can the Ghanaian fashion industry become a resource for sustainable alternatives to migration?

Talk and exhibits by Nuel Bans (founder & editor-in-chief of Debonair Afrik, a Ghanaian-based digital media publication) and Rhoda Wedam (founder and CEO of the Song-Ba Empowerment Center, Ghana)

What is needed to develop sustainable business opportunities in the fashion industry? Which role does second-hand clothing play for Ghana’s entrepreneurs? And how can local entrepreneurs become successful (inter)nationally? During our next #MMN meetup, our two guests will provide insights into the challenges and successes of Ghanaian entrepreneurs in the fashion market and discuss how sustainable fashion can create positive alternatives to migration.

The event will also feature two photo exhibitions, entitled In The Days Of Us and Fast Enough To Trash

 

About the speakers:

Ekuban Emmanuel, popularly known as Nuel Bans, aims to support Africa’s young and emerging fashion talents. He is a creative collector for The Style Lounge, a platform that scouts for and nurtures emerging fashion in Africa, Ambassador to Global Fashion Exchange, and founder & editor-in-chief of Debonair Afrik. Debonair Afrik is a Ghanaia-based digital publication covering fashion, lifestyle, publishing, and current events. It was founded in 2015 as a neo-Africanism publication and serves as an online news portal for Ghanaians and others in the Sub-Saharan region.

 

Rhoda Wedma is the founder and CEO of the Song-Ba Empowerment Centre. She focuses on supporting women and girls without formal education, who travel to urban cities as head porters (Kayayo) and helps them identify sources of income. She is also the #MMN local coordinator for the Northern Region, where she focuses on helping the youth in the region have access to accurate information regarding migration and learn about employment and educational opportunities they can pursue in their area.

 

Stammtisch On “SMART Migration”

 

On 16th December, 2021 this stammtisch was organized and implemented in collaboration BAC Keta Office at Kedzikorpe – Keta to train women hairdressers on migration. The meeting went well with participants being able to identify the constraints and other issues associated with migration especially irregular migration. We discussed the alternatives to irregular migration and how to start seriously, working hard to bring people’s mind to peace as majority of the people can’t feed themselves because of poverty. The participants expressed their grievances on how they were not getting support to grow their businesses and that the hairdressing business was very important. They said they needed support from government to move their businesses to the next level.

Stammtisch in Keta on “Human trafficking and Human smugglers”

 

 

Stammtisch was organized and held at Tsiame Community Centre in the Keta Municipality of the Volta Region, with fifty-seven (57) participants – 30 males and 27 females. The topic discussed was Migration Decisions and Human Trafficking. We also talked about the topic: Resources and Information, the Plan before you pack concept.

The training helped the participants to understand modern ways of human trafficking and how smugglers can traffic potential migrants through the internet and social media. They also learned how they can use  Social Media to educate themselves about job opportunities at home, start something small and grow it gradually as an alternative to irregular migration. Mr. David from the BAC supported the #MMN, informed and also confirmed to participants that there are livelihood opportunities in place for the youth to access. James also talked about possibilities for funds to support the youth who are ready to start something for themselves and also promised to stand by the #MMN as our work is becoming more and more interesting as we mainly focused on youth empowerment and development.

Commuity Entry NSUTA

 

 

 

 

 

Community entry is key to our activities, Emmanuel Korsah visited the Chief of Nsuta at his palace with the  Queen’s mother and some community leaders to discuss with him the purpose of me meeting his community people. The Chief Nana Owusu Ameyaw II and queen mother Nana Afofie with the community leaders Mr. Apraku with Uncle Atta who joined Emmanuel to the palace to discuss with the chief his purpose in their community were honored with the opportunity to introduce himself. Emmanuel, told Nana Owusu his purpose for coming and briefed him about the Migrant Media Network  #MMN, and also shared with him some information in the #MMN Field Guide Kit,  he will be sharing with his community people. Nana Owusu delightfully welcomed him again and said is a good initiative, also Nana Owusu thanked #MMN for visiting and choosing his town as part of the communities we are sharing valuable migration information with. He again stated, “his community is one of the communities that youth travel a lot especially through Libya and the desert, and encourage is good for bringing such activity into his community”.

The chief gave permission for the team to undertake information dissemination activities on irregular and regular migration in his community.

 

 

Seedy_Saidykhan – #MMN Diaspora Mentor #MigrationTalkShow

 #MigrationTalkShow on the 31st of Deecmber live on facebook at 18:00 o’clock with Susanne Bellinghausen #MMN_Migrant Media Network project manager – MMN #YahyaYaffa Human right activist, Radio producer and Diaspora mentor for The Gambia and Karamo Conteh (MIDE ) student in Berlin and Diaspora Mentor for The Gambia. We will be discussing issues of irregular and smart migration and also talk about the new German government and the changes to migration policy. ✍️🇬🇲
https://www.facebook.com/Seedyshow/videos/939535036954706

SMART MIGRATION & GOALS_URR

1. Create awareness of the USSD code *1228#
2. Expose the mitigating propagandas on social media and provide a safe decisions process regarding migration.
3. Mapping the journey for potential migrants.
Target group are the stidents at Fatoto Senior Secondary School.

#SAFEMIGRATION & Human Trafficking_URR

  1. Provide information and safe migration tips and regulations by using websites WAKA well and www.iom.int migapp@iom.int
  2. Sensitize youth and other stakeholders on the risk involved in human trafficking.
  3. Raise awareness on Irregular migration and the MMN USSD CODE 1228

Target groups are last palmas youth groups.

# SMARTMIGRATION_URR

1. Introduced the MMN Field Guild Kit
2. Create awareness on irregular migration and its harmfulness to the youths and local opportunities available in The Gambia.
The target are youth groups and women.

Stammtisch on migration decision_NBR

Group discussion with community members on migration decision related to the analysis of the Diaspora mentor on some of the key important issues he has mentioned during his deliberation related to migration decisio: Theh target groups are students and community youths. By the end of the discussion participants should be able to understand the important of migration decision so as to help them in taking a positive decision related to migration.

Community outreach on migration resources & information_NBR

Engagement with community members on clear message about migration information and resources. By the end of the session participants should be well inform on issues surrounding migration resources and information and have the clear view of them and also expose them to available opportunities.