Eradicating Human Trafficking and Migrant Smuggling in Ghana: The Role of Tourism Companies, Service Providers and Professionals

September 22 | 10:00 - 11:00 AM | Room 3018

The phenomenon of human trafficking and migrant smuggling (undocumented, forced and irregular migration) especially those involving child trafficking are intrinsically intertwined with human rights, socio-cultural, and economic problems, and has become a blot on the conscience of humanity. According to the US Department of State Report on Human Trafficking/Migrant Smuggling (2012), Ghana is a trafficking/smuggling of person’s country of origin, transit and destination.

To understand the pivotal role that the tourism sector can play in ameliorating human trafficking and migrant smuggling, the author presents the core services (value chain activities) that underpins the tourism, travel and hospitality industry which includes, but is not limited to, the following highlights:

·         Transport services providers

·         Accommodation facilities

·         Food and beverage service providers

·         Professional intermediaries

·          Recreational, leisure, entertainment/showbiz, shopping and sports facilities

Presentation Objectives:

·         To provide the leverage for listeners to gain valuable insights into the dynamics and different dimensions

·         Gain insights into the tourism industry and the role it can play

·         To provide participants the opportunity to learn about critical push and pull factors

·         To serve as a platform, the basis of which is to achieve a better appreciation of the factors affecting the most affected populations

To equip listeners with skills, knowledge and technical capabilities

About the Presenter