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Gambian-German Advisory Centre for Jobs, Training and Reintegration (GGAC)

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Gambian-German Advisory Centre for Jobs, Training and Reintegration (GGAC)

Need advice and support after returning to Gambia? The Gambian-German Advisory Centre for Jobs, Training and Reintegration (GGAC) offers information and help in the following areas:

  • Individual and client-oriented advice and career guidance
  • Individual follow-up with each client seeking employment, vocational training, start-up/entrepreneurship support
  • Information on vocational training, start-up/entrepreneurship support
  • Assistance with Job Placement and matching

This advice is provided via Email or phone and is free of charge. It is available to both men and women.

The Gambian-German Advisory Centre for Jobs, Training and Reintegration (GGAC) works closely with the IOM and the other international organisations below:

  • International Trade Centre (ITC) / Youth Empowerment Project (YEP).
  • Caritas International Belgium / Roman Catholic Mission.
  • Instituto Marques de Valle Flor (IMVF).
  • Enabel – Belgian Development Agency.
  • German Sparkassenstiftung for International Cooperation/Savings Foundation

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Insights into our work

Call for application- Pitch competition

The Gambian-German Advisory Centre for Jobs, Training and Reintegration (GGAC) is organizing a pitching competition for start-ups and existing businesses in the Gambia. 20 selected winners will receive Design Thinking training and in-kind support of up to 1.000€ to start up or expand their business. Applications will be received between Monday 19th and Friday 30th September 2022. For more information, download the Call for Applications here.

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

Returning home and reintegration in achievable steps.

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.
Eine Gruppe von Frauen und Männern steht vor einem Zelt an dem ein großes Schild mit der englischen Aufschrift: “Career Guidance Tent” übersetzt “Zelt für Berufsberatung” hängt.

Successful job fair and careers day in The Gambia

Contacts with companies, careers advice, tips on the best training, promotion of employment and raising awareness of different opportunities in The Gambia: all of these were the focal point of the job fair on the campus of Gambia College. More than 1,000 participants benefited from these opportunities.

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Beratungszentrum in Gambia offiziell eröffnet

Advisory centre officially opened

With an opening ceremony, the GGAC in Serrekunda opened its doors to those seeking advice.

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Ein junger Mann in dunkelblauem T-Shirt, orangefarbener Warnweste und weißem Helm hockt in einem Innenhof. Er hält ein Solarpanel in der Hand, dessen Rückseite er begutachtet.

A future career for young people

Together with the GTTI, the GGAC is offering young people in Gambia a 9-month training course, which is intended to improve their career prospects. It prepares them for jobs in the welding industry, construction and the solar technology sector.

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Mehrere Frauen und Männer sitzen um einen Tisch herum und besprechen sich.

The goal: entrepreneurial thinking

The 13 proud Gambians are presented with their certificates: They have learned a lot during their one-week training on the basics of business and finances. The mood in the small room scattered with tables, posters and working materials is vibrant – thanks to their newly acquired knowledge, the participants, including returnees from Germany, are keen to start planning their career as a self-employed business owners.

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Ein schwarzer Mann im dunkelblauen Anzug mit Hemd und dunkelblauer Krawatte und eine weiße Frau mit blonden Haaren, blauen Augen und Brille in braunem Hemd sitzen auf gepolsterten Stühlen vor einer hellen Wand. Sie tragen medizinische Gesichtsmasken und lächeln in die Kamera.

Milestone for advisory centre in The Gambia

In the leadup to the upcoming official opening of the Gambian-German Advisory Centre for Jobs, Training and Reintegration (GGAC) in The Gambia, an implementation agreement was signed in the capital Banjul.

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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.