IOM Ghana appoints Ghanaian British actress as Goodwill Ambassador

February 16, 2024
IOM Ghana appoints Ghanaian British actress as Goodwill Ambassador
Ama K. Abebrese

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) has made significant appointments, naming Ama K. Abebrese, a British-Ghanaian actress, television presenter, and film producer, as its first female Goodwill Ambassador for IOM Ghana. This announcement coincides with the reaffirmation of commitment by , who has served as IOM Ghana's Goodwill Ambassador since 2017.

The appointment of Ama K. Abebrese and the continued dedication of Kofi Kinaata reflect IOM's global effort to engage public figures in advocating for migration issues. With nine new Goodwill Ambassadors appointed worldwide, including artists, musicians, and athletes, IOM aims to leverage their influence to raise awareness and promote safe migration practices.

Kofi Kinaata, known for his Fante rap and freestyle, has been recognized for incorporating traditional African proverbs into his music to entertain and educate. Through his platform, he advocates for safe migration pathways and highlights the risks associated with irregular migration, especially targeting the youth in Ghana.

Ama K. Abebrese, having been raised in a migrant family, brings a unique perspective to the role of Goodwill Ambassador. Her advocacy work has focused on topics such as and child rights, making her a respected figure both in Ghana and abroad. She emphasizes the importance of safe and informed migration decisions, drawing from her personal experiences of living between Ghana and the UK.

The partnership with these influential personalities underscores IOM Ghana's commitment to impactful advocacy, particularly aimed at the Ghanaian youth. Through their platforms and engagement, Ama K. Abebrese and Kofi Kinaata will play pivotal roles in promoting safe migration practices and fostering dialogue on migration-related issues.

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