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#MMN_Voices Ghana Episode 6 – Diaspora Women on Migration

This 6th episode of the #MMN_Voices Ghana podcast provides information towards empowerment of women in diaspora by interviewing the political campaign strategist Lewamm Ghebremariam .


#MMN supports looking into entrepreneurship as a positive alternative to migration, particularly irregular migration.

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!

#MMN_Voices Ghana Episode 1_The Ghana_Team

Introducing the first episode of our #MMN_Voices podcast series.

In this episode, host Ebenezer Dwomoh talks to Ghana’s local #MMN coordinators Rhoda Wedem, Peter Narh, Emmanuel Korsah, Sabina Abuga, and James Oboade. They discuss the aim of the #MMN project in Ghana.

This podcast is a r0g_agency production and is funded by the German Federal Foreign Ministry, the Auswärtiges Amt.

#MMN_Voices Gambia – Diaspora Talks Series 6 – From Germany With Love

Our 6th episode of the #MMN _Voices Gambia Diaspora talks titled: From Germany With Love: Story of a Regular Migrant Who Took Film Creativity Home, Sheriff Junior talks to Prince Bubacarr Aminata Sankanu, a Gambian filmmaker, about his life, his experience in Germany, and his immense contribution to Gambia’s film industry.

This podcast is a r0g_agency production by Sheriff Bojang Jr. The #MMN project is funded by the German Federal Foreign Ministry, the Auswärtiges Amt.

#MMN_Voices Gambia – Diaspora Talks Series 3_SEEDY SAIDYKHAN

In this 3rd episode of #MMN_Voices Diaspora talks – The Gambia, Sheriff Jr. talks with Seedy Saidykhan a Gambian migrant, influencer and activist, now residing in Germany about his journey and the challanges of living in Europe.

This podcast is a r0g_agency production by Sheriff Bojang Jr. The #MMN project is funded by the German Federal Foreign Ministry, the Auswärtiges Amt.SmartmigrationMMN_podcasthomegrownopportunitiesrefugeesmmn_ussdmigrationchoices

MMN_Voices Gambia – Diaspora Talks Series 2_WKS BERLIN 2021

The workshop was held on the 27th , 28th & 29th August 2021 from 9:00am – 16:00 pm in Berlin – Spreefeld – Kreuzberg

The aim of the three days Training of Trainers Workshop is to inform the diaspora about the importance of disseminating the right and accurate information regarding migration on social media and also to train them to become trainers on targeted topics focused on Ghana and The Gambia.
The workshop includes presentations on migration dynamics of both countries, social media literacy, women in migration and practical migration experience through the #MMN Field Guide Kit including a migration game, interactive co-creation by the participants. Group brainstorming section & presentation on findings.

This podcast is a r0g_agency production by Sheriff Bojang Jr. The #MMN project is funded by the German Federal Foreign Ministry, the Auswärtiges Amt.

MMN_Voices Gambia – Diaspora Talks Series 1 : Boat in distress, deaths at sea

When young Gambian Ebrima (not his real name) left his hometown in The Gambia in October 2013 to embark on the irregular migration to Europe, his hope was to arrive in Germany, quickly get his papers to work, go to school, earn enough money and give quality life to his family back home. That was the European dream he was told by his friends already in Europe.

In this first part of the MMN Gambia Diaspora monthly podcast series, Ebrima, now based in Berlin, narrates his dangerous road journey through the desert and conflict zones, how he was kidnapped and forced into labour in Libya, moments of distress and deaths at sea (in the Mediterranean), years of joblessness in Europe and running away from the police in Germany, and why he now campaigns against irregular migration to Europe.

This podcast is a r0g_agency production by Sheriff Bojang Jr. The #MMN project is funded by the German Federal Foreign Ministry, the Auswärtiges Amt.Alternatives2irregularmgrationopen_culture_agencymmn_ussdhomegrownopportunitiesmigrantmedianetworkmigrationchoicesSmartmigration

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: #Migrationchoices

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.

 

Outreach in the Galo-Sota Community

 

 

Outreach organized on 16th November 2021 to meet Madam Gladys Dogbey (Women Leader at Galo-Sota) and Madam Celestina Gadese from Kpenu all in the Anloga District. The plan was to train and encourage participants to carry on with the #MMN r0g’s message across in their community management and meeting to also keep and train the youth especially the girls, parents, and influencers. I think this can work that is why it is important.

An Outreach on “Entreprenuership Opportunities”

 

An Outreach took place at the office of the Business Advisory Council (BAC) and the Ghana Enterprise Agency (GEA). This was to inform them about #MMN and to see how together we could define a smart way to identify what alternative opportunities for skills acquisition and entrepreneurship are available for the youth and how the youth can benefit from the BAC/GEA offices. The BAC/GEA officer assured and also used documents to prove the plans put in place to support the youth in Ghana. The officer explained the plan for the A – E meaning Apprenticeship to Entrepreneurship of which some youth are beneficiaries. #MMN is already in collaboration with them to work for the wellbeing of the youth in their local communities.

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 on “Migration issues”

 

 

 

A stammtisch (roundtable discussion) was organized just for Assemblymen and women and other communities influencers from six (6) different communities from the Hohoe District Assembly to inform and train them on migration issues (regular/irregular migration) to Europe. The six (6) Assemblymen and women and the other influencers were all glad about #MMN’s focus on the youth and women for empowerment and the opportunities the youth can exploit in their own local communities without migrating to Europe.

“Planning The Journey” Stammtisch

Community outreach was planned and organized with the women and girls at the Song-Ba Empowerment Centre which was facilitated by Madam Humiamatu(Director for National Vocational Institute) The meeting was attended by 29 participants in all. The outreach was very interactive with every question which was asked by the participants being answered. The ladies were very happy about the engagement and the fact that they could ask their questions and get them answered.

We engaged the women and girls on the topics PLANNING THE JOURNEY. We also made them know that, is not that we don’t want them to migrate but it must be done in a safe way and through regular means. We also help them to plan their journey with the S.M.A.R.T goals for migration.

We also discuss how to measure the goals that will answer these questions:

  • How will I track my progress?
  • How much time do I need?
  • How much of a resource (time, money, energy) do I need?
  • What are some mini-goals I can set along the way?

Women In migration Stammtisch

 

 

On the 5th of October, 2021, our second Stammtisch was held with young women of 4 training Centers in Tamale. The purpose of these young women is to address some of the social issues that motivate them to migrate. This Stammtisch was facilitated by Madam Humaimatu (Director at the National Vocational Institute) and Hajia Halimatu Sagito (Director of SWIDA Ghana). These facilitators are well-trained personalities who focus on training women in addressing social issues that affect their lives. Wedam Rhoda, the local coordinator for the MMN project in Tamale gave the welcome address to the participants and encouraged them to actively participate in the Stammtisch so as to get themselves well informed about the social issues that are affecting the lives of women and motivate them to migrate.

 

#MMN_USSD Ghana Outreach

 

 

Five hundred and three (503) copies of the #MMN handy notes were distributed to the youth at social events and Market places. Moreover, one hundred and five (105) people were reached on WhatsApp. The USSD code stickers were also posted at vantage points in the communities.

 

     

 

Outreach By Sabina

 

Sabina Abuga (local coordinator) on Tuesday 7th December 2021, made a courtesy call to Prof. Augustine Tanle, a Professor of Migration and Refugees Studies in the Department of Population and Health, University of Cape Coast to introduce the MMN activities and Field Guide Tool Kit to him. Prof. Tanle is one of the few professors in the University who has a keen interest and passion for issues related to Migration and Refugees. His interest in women and migration is exceptional. He was amazed about the activities of the Organization and also agreed to support the Organization in achieving its objectives and goal.

Migration Decisions Stammtisch in Moree

 

A round table discussion was organized by Sabina Abuga (Local coordinator) for the Council Youth of Moree in the Central Region. The discussion commenced at exactly 1:38 pm with half of the participants Seated. Mr. Robert Awkoh, the leader of the group welcomed them for availing them for the meeting and as well introduced Sabina as the Central Regional Coordinator for MMN and the moderator for the discussion. Sabina started the presentation by introducing them to the overall activities of MMN and what we seek to achieve as a group. After which, I introduced the topic for the day: Migration Decisions, the role of a potential Migrant in exploring safer options of migration.