Ms. Matilda KUDAFA launches IMPRAC Website
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Ms. Matilda KUDAFA launches IMPRAC Website






Story by Carlos Afanou

IMPRAC a non -governmental organization holds a Forum and Launch of a new website today, Thursday 21st January 2021 at Mensvic Hotel-Accra.



Ms. Matilda Kudafa , Director, Operations of IMPRAC, launched the web site and gave full details of IMPRAC .


BACKGROUND


The International Migration Policy Recruitment & Advisory Centre (IMPRAC) is a Non-Governmental Organization established to support the implementation and achievement of the Global Compacts on Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration (GCM) and Global Compact on Refugees (GCR), the UN Agenda 2030 and AU

Agenda 2063; taking into consideration the Migration Policy Framework for Africa to inform and guide migration policy discourse at the regional and national level.



IMPRAC is a private Recruitment Agency registered with the Labour Department of the Ministry of Employment and Labour Relations of Ghana to assist with ethical recruitment of international migrant labour in accordance with the principles of International Recruitment and Integrity Standards (IRIS) to prevent the abuse and exploitation of migrants whilst ensuring the well-being of migrants and their families.



IMPRAC was established in 2019 by retired Ghanaian international Civil Servants from the United Nations,

International Organizations, Ghana Foreign Service, Academia and Ghana civil service with extensive knowledge and experience in migration and related matters. IMPRAC has a high level Team of Migration Experts governed by a Board of Directors Chaired by Dr. Mrs. Mary Chinery-Hesse; Chancellor of the

University of Ghana, Legon and former Deputy Director General of the International Labour Organization (ILO). The profiles of the Team of Experts and Board of Directors can be found at the website.




VISION


Provide Policy Advice to State and Non-State Actors, Migrants and Potential Migrants to ensure that Migration takes place in respect of human rights and dignity of migrants in accordance with international norms and principles as well as standard operational procedures.



OBJECTIVES:


> Advice, Guide and Support governments' responses to international commitments, norms and principles agreed upon at the global, continental, regional and national levels;


> To Provide reliable and timely information and advice to Migrants and Potential Migrants before, during and after migration cycle in countries of Origin, Transit and final Destination;


To Facilitate fair and ethical recruitment with conducive working conditions to protect the rights of migrants for decent work;

To provide assistance, guidance and advice on migration matters including Consular services to ensure compliance with national immigration laws and policies to ensure the well-being and rights of migrants;


► To contribute to the migration policy dialogue and provide better understanding and correct

narrative to the migration phenomenon at all levels (Global, Continental, Regional, National and Local) to assist state and non-state actors and development partners in the management of migration.


To foster partnerships with national and local governments institutions, Consular Offices, UN and International Organizations, Academia, Policy Makers, Civil Society and Private Sector to promote

better migration governance at all levels;




IMPRAC MODUS OPERANDI (SERVICES):


• Provides timely and reliable migration Information and Advice to migrants and potential migrants

to enable them make informed decisions about their migration plans;


• Provides empirical migration data and information to support migration policy development and

advice to governments, policy makers, non-State actors development partners and Employers:


• Sharing of experiences, good practices and lessons to contribute to the migration narrative and policy debate;


* Advocacy and risk communication on irregular migration, human trafficking and migrant smuggling and respect for the rights of migrants;


• Psycho-social Counselling to migrants, returnees, victims of human trafficking; unaccompanied

migrant children and victims of gender-based violence and abuse;


* Building capacities and Training of government officials, policy makers and law enforcement

Agencies for better migration management;


• Advising on bilateral labour agreements (BLAs) amongst governments and private sector entities to ensure fair and ethical labour recruitment of international migrant workers;


• Facilitate fair and ethical recruitment of migrant labour to ensure decent work for migrant workers

Facilitate travel abroad through effective coordination, communication and common understanding between Employer, Migrant Worker and relevant partners in the labour supply chain management;


• Pre-departure briefing, information and advice about travel requirements, host country, job description and terms and conditions of contract; (Briefing package)



PARTNERSHIPS:

IMPRAC operates in partnership with Government Ministries & Institutions including Consular Offices, UN

Agencies and International Organizations, Embassies and High Commissions, Employers and Potential Employers, Diaspora Associations and Organizations, Civil Society Organizations and Migrant Associations.


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