Every day, young girls generally between 14 and 16 years old migrate from the rural areas of northern ghana to the urban centres of the south: accra, kumasi and takoradi. This paper examines migration patterns in ghana's mining sector, and briefly highlights linkages between stages of mine development and migration flows the growth, stagnation and closure phases of mine development may each be characterised by distinct migration patterns. Migration—environment linkages are at the centre of media attention because of public concern about climate change and a perceived flooding of migrants from less developed countries into more affluent parts of the world. In ghana, the drastic internal and international migration by trained nurses has a huge impact on the provision of healthcare one example lies in the survival of infants the who recognizes a correlation between a low infant mortality rate (imr) and a high health worker density (6.
Tackling poverty in northern ghana (english) abstract twenty years of rapid economic development in ghana has done little, if anything, to reduce the historical north, south divide in standards of living. Theoretical overview of labour migration in ghana ghanaian migration has increasingly become extra-regional, since the decline of nigeria as a major destination for ghanaian migrants in the 1980s. Substantially in the north, and northern ghana offers a case study of what can and cannot be done by the international community in a region where the state has abdicated responsibility for development at least to a degree. Introduction in recent years, the debate on the development effects of skilled-labor migration from developing countries has continued to intensify among both academic researchers and civil society organizations in response to the increasing outflow of skilled professionals to the developed world.
The linkage of the national electricity grid to the northern areas of the country in the late 1980s may help to stabilize the north-to-south flow of internal migration  ghana has continued to be a nation of rural communities. Migration of young people in northern ghana to southern ghana through vocational skills development it covers the type of skills acquired, the effect of the vocational skills training on migration and. Migration, social demands and environmental change amongst the frafra of northern ghana and the biali in northern benin sustainability, vol6, pp375-398 the interview was conducted by lisa eidam, european association of development research and training institutes (eadi.
A longitudinal analysis of migration and rainfall shows that the period of worst environmental stress -- during the sahelian droughts of the late 1970s and early 1980s -- was a time of reduced out-migration from northern ghana. In northern ghana, residents are confronted with the harsh, dry conditions found along the sahel region across west africa mom-tested, kid-approved over the last 3 years, we've discovered some insights about developing the supply and demand of orange-fleshed sweet potato in northern ghana. The assertion therefore that the average northern ghanaian woman spends about 70 percent of her time on house chores alone cannot be far from the truth as most women in this part of the country are less educated and are mostly not allowed to take decisions that affect their lives for personal development. It focuses on internal migration from northern to southern ghana and through scrutinising changes to livelihoods in northern ghana in the long durée, the paper documents how these changes have contributed to women's ability to migrate southward. The goal of world vision ghana is that by 2021, we would have contributed to the sustained well-being of 45 million vulnerable children, their families and the communities in which they live through health and nutrition, water and sanitation, education, food security, micro-enterprise development and christian commitments programmes.
In ghana one of the major causes of urbanisation is the perception about those who live in the rural communities in ghana those living in rural areas in ghana are perceived to uncivilized, less privileged, and narrow-minded and are being looked down on. Migration, remittances and intra-household allocation in northern ghana: does gender matter lynda joyce pickbourn, university of massachusetts amherst abstract my dissertation research is motivated by the growing participation of african women in migration streams long dominated by men. Locally, ghana has no clear cut policy on migration and development a national policy would have been critical for domesticating the africa union frameworks government only interest itself in immigration service and remittances of ghanaian emigrants.
Socio-political development of northern ghana the knowledge gap the study sought to fill is the use of theoretical antecedents to illustrate that conflicts have some merits for. Laligu, tunaayili, libga and zaazi in the savelugu/ nanton district in northern ghana the study does this by examining farmer‟s perception of drought, the reasons for migration, and the various manifestations of drought-related migration and the processes. Migration country paper (ghana) by mariama awumbila takyiwaa manuh peter quartey cynthia addoquaye tagoe thomas antwi bosiakoh centre for migration studies university of ghana 1 introduction migration is an enduring theme of human history and is considered one of the defining global issues of the twenty-first century.
Northern ghana is not one of distress migration in the face of environ- mental disaster but rather of migration as a way of dealing with structural environmental scarcity. Quartey p, and yambilla e, (2010), the costs and benefits of child migration in ghana : the case of child migrants from northern ghana, in anarfi j and kwankye o (eds), independent migration of children in ghana, isser, university of ghana, legon, accra.
Rural households employ migration as a major investment and livelihood strategy to mitigate the effects of adverse economic conditions, climate variability and food insecurity. The northern region is the largest of the 10 regions of the country in terms of landmass, occupying 70,384 square kilometres and accounting for 295 per cent of the total land area of ghana it has almost the same land area as the western, greater accra, volta and eastern regions put together (281%) or the brong ahafo, ashanti and greater. In ghana, the disparity in development between the north and south, low ability to adopt modern farming technology, as well as difficult ecological conditions restrict reasonable increase in farm output (at least for staple crops.