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Ghanaian-German Centre for Jobs, Migration and Reintegration (GGC)

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Ghanaian-German Centre for Jobs, Migration and Reintegration (GGC)

Looking for job prospects in Ghana? Looking for work or vocational training? The Ghanaian-German Centre for Jobs, Migration and Reintegration (GGC) can advise you – especially if you have just returned to Ghana or do not want to leave. We are happy to support you in your search for options and opportunities in Ghana.

Or are you interested in work or training prospects in Germany? We can advise you on this as well.

  • Advice on all aspects of jobs, apprenticeships and training in Ghana
  • Tips on training and skills development
  • Support for business start-ups in Ghana
  • Advice on the options for regular migration

We can also provide training and support for your applications. We also arrange regular workshops and information days across Ghana.

You do not have to pay for this advice. Our services are available to everyone.

Please arrange a date and time if you would like to make a personal appointment. You can contact our team by calling or via WhatsApp, Facebook or email.

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Video: How we help you to return to your home country 

Returning home and reintegration in achievable steps. This video shows you how the services provided by “Returning to New Opportunities” can help you with this.  

You will learn  

  • how you can plan your return to your home country even while still in Germany  
  • and the opportunities for help that are available.  

You will see 

  • who will advise you locally after you arrive back home, so that you can turn your plans into reality and make your new start. 
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Advice for returnees

First of all, my team listens to the questions and challenges which the returnees tell us about. Before the Covid-19 pandemic broke out we used to hold one-to-one meetings here in the centre, but now we mostly give advice remotely. People give us their details, then we ask them relevant questions and give them advice based on that, whether by phone or by Skype.

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Support for returnees

The centre provides information on the labour market in Ghana and helps returning migrants with social and economic reintegration. We want to give the necessary individual support to those who have lived abroad for a while and who are now working in Ghana again or would like to start a business. We also advise young people about training opportunities in Ghana.

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Migration and Employment Podcast

The migration and employment podcast is the first and only podcast in Ghana that covers the nexus between migration and employment. Each month, the GCC will publish a new episode of the podcast discussing different aspects of migration and employment.

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We started our business as a married couple

My name is Simon and I’m 37 years old. My wife Munaya and I have three children. Our search for a better life took us from Ghana to Germany. But we couldn’t stay there. Back in our home country, we received some help to open two grocery stores. Now we can provide for our family.

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Country experiences

We started our business as a married couple

My wife and I have opened two grocery stores in Ghana. It was a difficult journey to get to this point, but we managed it together.

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Encouraging exchange

Twice I left Ghana for Europe, twice I returned. Thanks to the Ghanaian-German Centre for Jobs, Migration and Reintegration (GGC) I now have an optimistic outlook for my future.

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From footballer to baker

My dream of becoming a professional footballer in Europe was unrealistic. Now I have my own bakery in Ghana and can take good care of myself.

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The uncertainty was gone

My name is Naa; I'm 29 years old and come from Ghana. I used to work as an event manageress. In 2015, I went to Germany to start a master's degree course in Development Economics and International Studies. But it was clear to me from the start that I would return after I finished. I wanted to help my country develop. At the same time, I was uncertain how I could build a future there.

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A new start in your own shop

My name is Derrick; I'm 29 years old and come from Ghana. I studied computer science, but couldn't find work in my home country. I came to Germany as a tourist in 2014, stayed there and worked in a restaurant. But my life was not as I had imagined it.

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Exploiting opportunities in Ghana

I'm Kweku and I live in Ghana. After graduating from university, I initially considered emigrating. But with a little help I then actually found a job in Ghana. Now I'm making all sorts of plans for my future here in my homeland.

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