Safe and controlled migration offers considerable opportunities and potential, not only for the individual but also for entire communities and regions. The target countries profit from the migrants' labour, while the countries of origin benefit from the remittances and other forms of support that migrants normally provide to their relatives and friends back home. Migrants are innovators and knowledge bearers. At the same time they build bridges between their countries of origin and the receiving countries. GIZ supports migrants on their path towards a new future. This involves providing individual counselling on opportunities for migration on the one hand, and local training opportunities on the other. GIZ also supports services such as the provision of secure means of transferring money. Migrants who return to their home countries with newly acquired expertise receive support from GIZ in order to enable them to pass their knowledge on and make an active contribution to their country’s progress.
On behalf of the German government, GIZ advises young Kosovars on job and training opportunities in their home country and in Germany.
After completing his medical education in Germany, Prince Kwakye Afriyie returned to his home country of Ghana to work in a hospital. The Centre for International Migration and Development supported him with his return.