Shaping migration

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Migration is a source of great opportunity and potential. People who decide to live and work in a foreign country bring their labour to bear there and gain new know-how. They support family and friends who have stayed at home, for example by sending remittances. When migrants decide to return home with their newly acquired expertise, GIZ helps them to pass on their knowledge and contribute to progress in their countries. For those who see no prospects for themselves in their home countries, GIZ offers individual in-country advice on training opportunities. All too often, local companies urgently seeking experts and trainees fail to link up with those looking for employment. This is because the necessary information channels are lacking. GIZ closes this gap by bringing together job-seekers and employers, for instance at job and career fairs. At a fair held in May 2016 in the Kosovan capital of Pristina, for example, 400 attendees found a new job. For people interested in the opportunities available in Germany, GIZ offers advice on what is needed to make a success of migration. These include adequate language skills, an approved school-leaving certificate and a work visa.


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CONSULTING MIGRANTS

On behalf of the German government, GIZ advises young Kosovars on job and training opportunities in their home country and in Germany.

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SUPPORTING RETURNEES

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.