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Advisory services in Afghanistan

Need advice and assistance after returning to Afghanistan? The Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) and the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) offer information and assistance in the following areas:

  • Support with seeking employment
  • Information relating to professional training events
  • Financial assistance with education and accommodation
  • Referral to psychologists and doctors who can support you with emotional issues (e.g. sleep problems or anxieties)

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

You can contact our advisors by Skype, phone or e-mail and use these channels to make a personal appointment.

 

GIZ including the program “Sustainable economic development and employment promotion in Afghanistan” (SEDEP) and IOM work closely among others with the following organisations:

  • International Psychosocial Organisation (IPSO)
  • Better Makers Social Organisation (BMSO)
  • Deutscher Volkshochschulverband e.V. (DVV)-Institute for International Cooperation (DVV International)/ Afghan National Association for Adult Education (ANAFAE)

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Telephone advisory service hours:

Monday till Thursday, 09:00 – 16:00 

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Telephone advisory service hours:

Monday till Thursday, 09:00 – 16:00 

Further opportunities

  • English as a second and foreign language

    Here you can improve your English. This opens up new prospects for you. Good English is especially important in tourism and gastronomy.

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  • Basic course in baking

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  • Courses for women: poultry farming

    Want to keep poultry? This programme teaches you how to keep and sell poultry. You can also receive support for getting started: material and birds.

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  • Basic course in plumbing, heating and air conditioning

    Here you learn the basics of plumbing, heating and air conditioning: professionals show you how to solder pipework. The course is taught in Osnabrück (Lower Saxony).

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  • Start-ups for women

    Here you can gain the basic knowledge you need for a start-up in your country of origin. This course is intended for women. It is kept simple and is also suitable for those who can't read or write.

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  • Basic course in tourism

    Here you learn the basics of tourism. Professionals give you valuable tips for successful travel programmes. The courses are taught in north and east Hesse.

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  • Career training for returnees

    You would like to regain a foothold in Afghanistan? You want to develop both personally and professionally?

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  • Build your own solar cooker

    Cook with the sun's energy: here you learn how to build a solar cooker yourself. The course is taught in Bad Hersfeld (north-east Hesse).

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  • Basic course in irrigation technology

    Here you learn the basics of irrigation technology. Professionals give you valuable tips. You learn how to use water economically in gardening and agriculture.

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  • Literacy for girls and young women

    You can't read or write too well? You'd like to learn to do both better? Because you'd like to improve your job opportunities in Afghanistan?

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  • Psychotherapy for returnees

    Suffered a lot and seeking psychological support? The "International Psychosocial Organisation" (IPSO) can assist you.

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  • Help for returnees with families.

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  • Sales training

    Here you practice how to sell products successfully. Professionals give you valuable tips. The courses are taught in north and east Hesse.

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  • German World Hunger Aid Programme (WHH)

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  • Find advice in your area

    Are you thinking about returning to your home country? Here you can look for a counselling centre to advise you on returning home.

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  • Basic course in hairdressing and cosmetics

    Here you learn the basics of hairdressing and cosmetics. Professionals show you drying and dyeing techniques, for example. The course is taught in Osnabrück (Lower Saxony).

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  • For women: growing mushrooms at home

    Would you like to grow and sell mushrooms? This programme teaches returning women how to grow mushrooms at home. They also learn how to become self-employed.

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  • Start-up training for young people

    You are a young returnee living in Badakhshan. Would you like to establish a start-up or a company? You can find training courses here.

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  • Basic course in construction technology

    Here you learn how to build or repair buildings. Specialists will teach you. You get lots of practical tips. The course is taught in Bebra (north-east Hesse).

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  • Vocational training

    Die duale Ausbildung in Deutschland bedeutet: Lernen und im Betrieb arbeiten. Sie besuchen eine Berufsschule und verdienen schon Geld. Die Zukunftschancen sind gut.

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  • Application training for new opportunities

    Here you learn how to write a CV correctly. This increases your chances of finding a suitable job.

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  • Finding work without a job qualification

    Those without a job qualification will find it very difficult to find work in Germany.

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  • Basic course in photovoltaic systems

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  • Basic course in service provision

    Here you learn which services offer good job opportunities. Professionals give you valuable tips. The courses are taught in north and east Hesse.

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  • Basic course in job hunting

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  • Basic course in the building trade

    Here you learn the basics of the building trade. Professionals show you how to lay blocks and plaster walls, for example. The course is taught in Osnabrück (Lower Saxony).

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  • Cooking with solar energy

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  • Basic course in working with wood

    Here you learn the basics of woodworking. Professionals show you how to build cabinets, for example. The course is taught in Osnabrück (Lower Saxony).

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  • Improving your career prospects

    This course helps you prepare for the job market. You can extend your career knowledge and improve your personal abilities.

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  • Advice on career opportunities

    Thinking of returning to your homeland? We can advise you. You will receive information on career opportunities and suitable training courses.

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  • Help for women in need

    Are you seeking help because you feel threatened? Are you experiencing violence or being exploited?
    Women in need are helped at SOLWODI. The advice is free of charge and individual.

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  • Financial help to return home

    You might not have to pay to return to your home country. You might also be able to get some cash.

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  • Basic course in painting and varnishing

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  • Basic course in electrical installation

    Here you learn the basics of installing electrical systems in buildings and apartments. The course is taught in Bad Hersfeld (north Hesse).

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  • Basics for hotel, gastronomy and tourism

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  • Basic course in hairdressing

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  • Finding work with a job qualification

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  • Computer course

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  • Basic course in business start-ups

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  • Basic course in vehicle technology

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  • Finding work if you have a university degree

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  • University studies

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  • Information telephone

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  • Online course in computer science

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  • Start-up opportunities

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  • Introduction to electrical engineering

    This is where you can learn the basics of electrical engineering, including tool design, key mathematics and the structure of circuits. The course is taught in Duisburg (North Rhine-Westphalia).

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  • Online course in business and economics

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  • Introduction to metal construction

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