Tag Archive for: #smartmigration

#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.

#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.

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Tag Archive for: #smartmigration

Stammtisch At University Of Development Studies



Migration among the youth in the Northern Region of Ghana continues to be a risk to the future workforce of the Region. It is important for youth to set goals from time to time, everyone experiences difficulty getting started on the path to success. Each of us has a unique set of strengths that help us, as well as challenges that hinder us on the way. Goal setting helps us separate our strengths from weaknesses and make realistic plans for improving our lives. Goal setting provides focus and context to a mentor pair.

On the 5th of November, 2021. 30 participants from the University for Development Studies were engaged in a Stammtisch. The Stammtisch was made possible with a proper community entry which was done through the Student Representative Council. After our meeting with the Executives, we met the youth participants where an introduction was made. (Rhoda Wedam) The Local Coordinator went further to introduce the MMN project to the participants. She highlighted the major activities of the project and its operational areas to give the participants more information about the MMN Project. The topic for discussion was on planning the journey specifically on helping the participants to define smart goals for migration.

Graduation Ceremony at Moree “PLANING A JOURNEY”



Nana Amyi IV invited Sabina Abuga (#MMN Local Coordinator) for the Graduation Ceremony of the Basic Education Certificate Examination(BECE) Graduands of Moree Catholic, Moree Methodist, and Moree D.A Junior High Schools.

Sabina presented the activities of the Migrant Media Network and used the bull eye theory to identify the plans of these potential Migrants as they are to sit at home for a few months for their results before they continue with their education. In the course of the interactions, it was realized that most of these potential Migrants were actually planning on traveling to the cities Accra and Kumasi. The topic discussed for the day was, PLANING A JOURNEY.



“Plan Before You Pack”



The activities of the Migrant Media Network are to ensure that the potential Migrants/refugees, and Migrants in Transit are made aware of the safer options to migrate to Europe. Sabina Abuga (local coordinator) organized the Stammtisch for the Youth of Alata Jaga in the Central Region. Mr. Kofi spoke to their leader, who gave the team permission to have the discussion with his colleagues. The group leader Frank introduced the team and gave permission to carry on with activities for the day.

The team discussed the topic of the day, “Plan Before You Pack” with emphasis on the risk associated with irregular migration.

For more information about migration options  please visit; https://migrantmedia.network/migration-resources/



Women Stammtisch “Human Traffickers and opportunities at home and Europe”




Sabina Abuga  Central Regional coordinator Local Coordinator and James Ekow Mensah (Irregular returnee) On Monday, 15th November 2021 visited the Benti community of the Central Region to organize a Stammtisch.  The community influencers introduced the team to the Women Groups and welcomed them to the meeting. An opportunity was given to the participants to introduce themselves. Thereon, the team enlightened participants on the overall goal and objectives of the MMN project. The topic of the day kicked started the conversation “Strategies used by Human Traffickers and opportunities at home and Europe”. After the event participants were aware of the dangers of irregular migrations, Schemes, and tricks used by human smugglers and also How to identify,  mitigate, misinformation, disinformation, and fake rumors about Europe.

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.



NSUTA 2 #MMN Inter-Comminities Stammtisch








NSUTA 2 community stammtisch. The Nsuta Community 1, Shared their experiences and gave feedback to aid Nsuta Coomintuy 2 Play the MMN Game “THINK CAREFULLY; MOVE SAFELY.  The two youth groups of Nsuta in the Bono-East region together with other returnees immersed in the Game and recommend it to be played in all Ghanaian Households for proper sensitization on Migration.







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.

#MMN_challenges on irregular migration_LRR

1 Introducing MMN
2. Sensitize the youths on difficulties and challenges on irregular migration, human trafficking smuggling and equally safe migration plans.
3. Increase awareness on the available skills and resources in the country which one can effectively make best use of without embarking on these deadlier journey.

The target groups are youth leaders, returnees and women.


#safemigration & alternatives_WCR

Awareness arising activity on” safe migration alternative” in the community of Brikama