Ghana III: Trafficking in Human Beings

Key facts

Requesting authority: Ghana Immigration Service (GIS)
Experts involved: UK, ICMPD
Time Frame: June 2017 - ongoing


The overall objective of this Action is to strengthen the capacities of officers within GIS, the Police service, the Ministry of Gender and Social Protection and the Ministry of Labour, their trainers, entry-level and mid-level officers from all GIS Commands with particular focus on officers stationed at entry points and the headquarters to better identify, refer, prosecute and support anti- trafficking measures taking into account their knowledge, international best practices, existing national and donor initiatives and the overall border management framework.


1. Activity One: Assessment of Training Needs on THB

2. Activity Two:  Information Exchange on Detection, Investigation and Referral of THB Victims

3. Activity Three: Working Session initiating the development of the Training Module

4. Activity Four: Remote Support to finalise the THB Training Module

5. Activity Five: Training of Trainers (ToT) on the THB module

6. Activity Six: Joint-Training of GIS officers using THB Module

Results and outputs


A training-focused needs assessment report of GIS officials on trafficking in human beings and recommendations

GIS specific trafficking in human beings training module for officials and trainers deriving from the victim-centred and Human rights-based approaches


Establishment of a working group that will work MIEUX experts on the development of the training trafficking in human beings module and that can in the future develop similar tools internally

The inclusion of GIS trainers and staff from other stakeholders (such as the Ministry of Gender and Police Service) will ensure the sustainability of MIEUX’s efforts but also the enhancement of capacities across different levels of the Ghanaian anti-trafficking system

Up to 40 junior and mid-level officials have been trained on trafficking in human beings with an improved knowledge and awareness of trafficking in human beings detection, referral, and international norms and standards