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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. 

An interview with one of our employees on how we work, can be found here.

Contact

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

 

reintegration-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. 

An interview with one of our employees on how we work, can be found here.

Contact

Languages:

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

 

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