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Advisory services in Afghanistan

Telefonische Beratung im GIZ Beratungszentrum Afghanistan

Advisory services in Afghanistan

Need advice and assistance after returning to Afghanistan?
The Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) is central contact point for those returning from abroad. Support with social and professional reintegration is intended to help you make a fresh start in Afghanistan. So we work closely with our Afghan partners in the areas of employment, training and career opportunities. As a returnee you will receive advice, information and guidance. We can refer you to suitable cooperation partners if you need psychosocial support.

We advise you on your individual possibilities. We offer information and help in the following areas:

  • Professional qualifications in various fields (e.g. IT, mobile phone repairs and cosmetics)
  • Placement for internships and other work activities
  • Start-up training in which concrete business ideas can be developed
  • Financial assistance with education and accommodation
  • Referral to psychosocial support measures (e.g. for sleep problems or anxieties).

This advice is free and confidential. It is available to both men and women.

You can contact our advisors by Skype, phone or e-mail. 



Telephone advisory service hours:

Monday to Thursday, 09:00 – 16:00 (AFT).

Please note that due to COVID-19 there may be restrictions in the services offered.
Please inform yourself by telephone / by email whether services will be offered as usual or whether there will be restrictions.

Insights into our work

Telefonische Beratung

Our advisory services

Navid and his team provide advice by phone and online to help people establish new livelihoods for themselves. Among other things, they refer returnees to partner organisations who are active in the relevant towns, cities and provinces. The advice is provided as part of the "Returning to New Opportunities" programme that GIZ implements on behalf of the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).

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Gesprächskreis für Frauen

A safe space for meetings

People who return to Afghanistan after living in Germany say it often feels strange at first. This is why the “International Psychosocial Organisation” (Ipso) provides a space for exchange. Here, project coordinator Mustafa explains how he and the Ipso team encourage social dialogue as well as social integration.

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Country experiences

Self-aware dressmaker

After my five-month training, I offer self-made children's clothing – with success. So my career here in Afghanistan is established after we came back from Pakistan.

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Self-employed as a pipe fitter

My family and I lived for a long time in Iran. Back in Afghanistan, I wanted to learn a trade in addition to my school education. That was the best decision I ever made.

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Self-employed as a mobile phone repair technician

I had no career prospects in Germany, but in Afghanistan I now have my own small business and can support my family.

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Finally standing on my own feet

My name is Ghafar. I'm Afghan and I'm 35 years old. I went to Germany in 2014 because I needed medical care that wasn't available in Afghanistan. I arrived in Germany alone and applied for asylum. My family stayed in Afghanistan.

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Further opportunities

Return counselling in Germany

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Psychosocial health

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Assistance after returning

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Job search and job offers

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Vocational training

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Short training courses in Germany

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Support in emergency situations

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Families and children

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Setting up a business

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Trainings and further education

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Financial support

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Additional offers for women

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