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Opening of the new migration advisory centre in Dakar, from left to right: Pape Gorgui Ndong, Senegalese Minister for Youth and Employment, Thomas Silberhorn, Parliamentary State Secretary to the Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development, Amadou Lamine Dieng, Director General of the National Employment Agency for Youth (ANPEJ)

Germany and Senegal open migration advice centre in Dakar

23.01.2018 - Development State Secretary Thomas Silberhorn today will open the new German centre for jobs, migration and reintegration in Senegal's capital Dakar. Alongside services for returnees, staff also provide information for local people on the employment opportunities they have in their home country, especially within the projects of Germany's development cooperation. In addition, the centre provides information on legal options for migration to Germany and raises awareness about the risks involved in irregular migration. more

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Building resilience through adaptive social protection – Speech by Parliamentary State Secretary Thomas Silberhorn at the World Bank Social Protection and Jobs South-South Learning Forum

19.02.2018 - Excellencies, ladies and gentlemen, good morning and a warm welcome to Frankfurt on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development. It is an honor to co-host the South-South Learning Forum in Germany and I am very happy to be speaking to you this morning. The next few days are about learning. We are here to learn from around 70 different countries and from their experiences in adapting and strengthening social protection systems. How can we ensure that our people do not end up falling into poverty as a result of life risks, shocks or crises? more

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