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Senegalese-German Centre for Jobs, Migration and Reintegration (CSAEM)

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Senegalese-German Centre for Jobs, Migration and Reintegration (CSAEM)

Are you looking for a new professional perspective? The Senegalese-German Centre for Jobs, Migration and Reintegration supports you in this. It is open to everyone. Here, you can get advice on the following:

 

  • Work and training opportunities in Senegal
  • Support for people who have returned to Senegal
  • Support in setting up your own business through training and qualification.
  • Regular migration to Germany 
  • Work and training opportunities in Germany

You can come and talk to our staff at the Centre in Dakar. Or you can ring them, or ask questions by email. 

If you would like to make an appointment to come and talk to one of our staff, please arrange a date and time with them in advance. Advice is free-of-charge. 

We also offer regular trainings on various topics such as entrepreneurship, job search or job mobility. Our trainings are also free of charge.

Our Advice Centre works closely with the following organisations:

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Titelbild Clandestino Comic

Clandestino – a comic dealing with the risks of irregular migration and the opportunities available in Senegal

Clandestino tells the story of Modou and Samba, two Senegalese friends who emigrate to Europe by boat. But their hopes of finding a better life there are soon dashed. The two friends ultimately decide to go back to Senegal and become self-employed. The “Returning to New Opportunities” programme and the Senegalese-German Centre for Jobs, Migration and Reintegration (CSAEM) in Dakar helped them to do just that. Both of them managed to realise their dreams of starting their own businesses back in their home country.

Clandestino is a joint production by the Senegalese agency Créatif Pencil and the Senegalese-German Centre.

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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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INFORM, ADVISE, TRAIN, ACCOMPANY

The Senegalese-German Centre trains you and accompanies you in your job search, your business start-up project or your social reintegration in Senegal.

Find out more here (Video in French)

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A comic that is moving and informative

Von einer Bühne aus sieht man das Publikum von etwa 50 Menschen auf Stühlen unter einer Überdachung sitzen. Auf der Bühne steht ein Tisch, daran sitzen zwei Männer mit dem Rücken zur Kamera.
The CSAEM has presented the comic “Clandestino” to the public.

A comic that is moving and informative

The Senegalese-German Centre for Jobs, Migration and Reintegration (CSAEM) has introduced a comic presenting the risks of irregular migration, as well as the opportunities available to people in Senegal.
 

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Eine Frau in einer orangefarbenen Bluse sitzt an einem Schreibtisch und lächelt. Ihr gegenüber sitzt eine ältere Frau. Sie trägt ein geblümtes Oberteil und hat ein passendes Tuch um den Kopf gewickelt.
CSAEM advisor Benedite Regina Coly (right) in conversation.

“We answer any questions that clients may have”


Benedite Regina Coly is an advisor at the Senegalese-German Centre for Jobs, Migration and Reintegration (CSAEM). She welcomes returnees and locals who are looking for a job. In this interview she talks about how she helps people overcome their challenges and develop new career prospects.

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Eine Frau steht vor einem Tisch mit Seifen.

First steps for entrepreneurs and young people who are self-employed  

The Senegalese-German Centre for Jobs, Migration and Reintegration (CSAEM) offers practical training initiatives that in particular empower women and young people in Senegal. The qualifications they obtain help them on their way to earning their own income from self-employment.

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Podcast episode 4: "For our lives to be useful"

In this episode of the Senegalese-German Centre podcast, we have entrepreneur and coach Anna Emmanuelle Diouf Sarr as our guest. In the interview, she explains how to find a balance between professional and private life, how personal development can be an asset in our lives and how men can also support women's empowerment. The podcast is in french.

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A delivery service on two wheels

Starting my own delivery service means I can offer career prospects to other young people.

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Zwei Frauen sitzen sich gegenüber und sprechen miteinander.

Overcoming trauma

War, migration, unemployment: Cynthia has had a lot of problems to cope with. She received psychological counselling at the House of Hope to finally enable her to look forward again.

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Training for further processing of fruit and vegetables

The Senegalese-German Centre for Jobs, Migration and Reintegration (CSAEM) regularly offers training courses on entrepreneurship. Training courses on processing fruit and vegetables into juice, jam or compote are in great demand. The video shows a training in November 2020 in Dakar for around 20 young Senegalese.

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Ein Mann in einem Jacket lächelt in die Kamera.

Positive benefits from digital advice

Adrien Michel Diedhiou is an advisor at CSAEM. He gives an interview to explain how his work at CSAEM has changed due to the corona pandemic.

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Fashion for mothers and children

I’ve set up a business in Senegal making maternity and baby clothing. The advice I got from the Senegalese-German Centre for Jobs, Migration and Reintegration (CSAEM) helped me a lot with this. A business start-up seminar taught me a lot about managing a business, bookkeeping, attracting customers and marketing. I also received financial assistance. The money enabled me to rent a studio and fit it out with furniture, sewing machines and mannequins.

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Beratungssituation Senegal

"There are a lot of job opportunities in Senegal"

Many people want to return, although the political or economic instability in their home country puts them off. Yet there are lots of success stories: returnees often find market niches when investigating business ideas.

Read an interview with our head of the centre here. >
Eine Gruppe von Frauen und Männer steht um einen Tisch herum, auf dem Gläser mit eingemachtem Obst stehen.

Let us train you!

Do you want training for yourself, your youth association, your economic interest group or another organisation?
The Senegalese-German Centre for Jobs, Migration and Reintegration (CSAEM) offers regular training courses on various topics. These include:

  • Entrepreneurship and financial management
  • Personality development
  • Processing of fishery products (conservation techniques)
  • Processing of local products (cereals, fruit and vegetables)
  • Poultry farming
  • Growing vegetables
  • Cooking and confectionery
  • Producing soap and bleach

Our training courses are free of charge.
We and our team will also be happy to organise a training course in your region.

Contact us by phone or via e-mail so that we can discuss how best to help you!

Madou erklärt dem Berater seine Projektidee

Returning to Senegal well prepared

Going back home is not always easy. Spending time abroad changes people. And their country of origin will have changed too. There is a new guidebook on reintegration that provides lots of information for Senegalese nationals. It contains useful tips on the best ways to prepare for going back home from Germany.  

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Ein Mann sitzt an einem Schreibtisch und telefoniert.

"We speak the language of truth"

Abdourahmane Idaly Kamara is the director of the CSAEM. In this interview he talks about the support offered by the centre.

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Services provided by our partners

Work and starting a business, training and professional development, psychosocial health and emergency support – our partners also provide numerous services related to these and other aspects. Our advisory team will be happy to refer you to the appropriate organisation. You can get an overview of what is available here.

Country experiences

My new start growing vegetables

Good preparation while I was still in Germany meant I could carry on working on my project straight away after I came back to Senegal. And soon I’ll be self-employed.

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Start-up in Senegal: sustainable waste disposal to make my country better

Having my own waste management company is a dream come true. I’m also grateful for the support provided by the CSAEM. I’d like to increase environmental awareness in Senegal.

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A delivery service on two wheels

Starting my own delivery service means I can offer career prospects to other young people.

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My dream is to revolutionise African fashion

My time in Germany was a great experience, but I couldn’t work there. Back in Senegal I now run a sewing workshop and I’m thinking about opening a retail outlet.

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Fashion for mothers and children

I’ve set up a business in Senegal making maternity and baby clothing.

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Seizing the opportunities that my brother didn’t have

Lots of people in my town are unemployed. I’d like to set up my own business to help change that.

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