Fourth edition of Tunisian “Phare de l’Entrepreneuriat”

The Fourth edition of Tunisian “Phare de l’Entrepreneuriat” will be held on Saturday, February 29 in the UTICA premises in Tunis at the initiative of JEY ‘Entrepreneurship. The event will include a competition meant for young Tunisian job seekers and project leaders. A call for projects is launched on social media and then a selection is made according to several criteria. JEY Entrepreneurship is a student association of Kedge Business School based in Marseille. The students of this association organize every year since 2016 an entrepreneurship contest, in partnership with…

“Éloge de l’ombre”, Exhibition of Artist Safouane Ben Slama, his Premiere in La Boîte for Contemporary Art in Tunis

In spring 2018, Safouane Ben Slama travelled through Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia. Exploring the vast expanses and endless horizons of the Moroccan desert and the Tunisian seaside, he has also travelled the streets of Algiers to meet the people of the city. ” Éloge de l’ombre” is a careful observation of the light. Often changing, at sunset, the sky takes a central place in Safouane Ben Slama’s exhibition. But the foreground is often the direct environment, whether natural or urban, where the effects of this ongoing transformation are perceptible. The…

ICT: Partnership agreements signed between Smart Tunisia programme and 8 companies

Partnership agreements were signed, Friday, in Tunis, between the Smart Tunisia programme and 8 companies operating in the sector of information technology and digital economy (ICT), for the creation of more than 800 job opportunities for young graduates over the next three years. “These agreements will allow the development of investments in the digital sector and the growth of the hiring capacity of higher education graduates in this field,” said Minister of Communication Technologies and Digital Economy Anouar Maarouf. The “Smart Tunisia” programme has led to the creation of nearly…

MoU inked between Tunisia and ZIG to support water sector

In order to support the water sector in Tunisia, a memorandum of understanding (MoU) was inked Friday by the Ministry of Agriculture, Water Resources and Fisheries and the German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ). This MoU, signed by Director General for Planning and Water Balance Hamadi Hbayeb and regional cooperation in the water sector in the Maghreb (CREM)-GIZ Programme Coordinator Manfred Matz, aims to secure the good management of water resources based on the provisions of the Water Code. The project rests on four axes, which provide namely for enhancing…

Second edition of SMART Industrie starts

The second edition of the SMART Industrie exhibition started on Wednesday in Tunis with the slogan “Industry 4.0 in Tunisia, a transition underway”. Organized by the Agency for the Promotion of Industry and Innovation (APII) in collaboration with the Ministries of Industry, Small and Medium Enterprises, Communication Technologies and Digital Economy, this event aims to publicise the concept of intelligent industry (the fourth revolution or industry 4.0) and to encourage industrial companies and economic operators, in general, to take advantage of the opportunities that this new industrial revolution offers. Exhibitors…

First edition of Red Sea International Film Festival

The Red Sea International Film Festival announced Monday the programme details, competition lineup and industry initiatives of its first edition at a press conference held in Al-Balad Historic Jeddah, Bait Qabil. Set to take place March 12-21 at the UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Festival will shed light on local talent as well as bringing a diverse selection of films to Saudi Arabia. Festival Director Mahmoud Sabbagh and Artistic Director Hussain Currimbhoy announced a total of 107 features and shorts that will screen in the Festival. The selection contains 16…

Tunisia’s agricultural sector wins best performance prize at AU summit

Tunisia’s agricultural sector won the Special Prize of the Best Performance for 2020 in the 33rd African Union Summit held on February 9-10 in Addis-Ababa, Ethiopia. The prize is awarded to countries which have been able to implement the Malabo Declaration on the Accelerated Agricultural Growth and Transformation for Shared Prosperity and Improved Livelihoods in Africa. Agricultural output is key to the Tunisian economy, accounting for 12 to 16 % of the GDP. Launched in 2014 at the end of the 23rd ordinary session of the Arab-African Summit in Equatorial…

Red Sea International Film Festival to open with World Premiere of Saudi feature film “Shams al-Maaref”

he Red Sea International Film Festival will open in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia on March 12, 2020, with the world premiere of the Saudi feature film “Shams al-Maaref” (The Book of Sun)”, directed by the Godus Brothers. The film will also compete in the Festival’s IN COMPETITION category. Directed by Faris Godus, produced and starring his brother Suhaib, “Shams al-Maaref” (The Book of Sun) captures the spirit of a generation whose lives were transformed by the internet. Set in 2010, high school senior Husam (Baraa Alem) finds himself drawn into the world of video…

Wassim Gharbi: Inspirational amazing career on the path of science in Google

Designer, Software Engineer, Computer Vision and HCI researcher studying Computer Science at Lafayette College “Full-stack Software Engineer and Project Manager with experience in web development and design and Computer vision research, Java software engineering and mobile development. Always eager to learn and excited to embark on new projects. Interested in Human-Computer Interaction and User Experience Design (Virtual Reality, Projection Mapping, Leap Motion), Computer Vision, Machine Learning and product development”, Wassim Gharbi presents himself in his LinkedIn account. I hesitated before I started writing this success story of one Tunisian student…

Sfax desalination plant to be constructed soon

The Construction of the Sfax seawater desalination project is due to commence in March this year Secretary of State for Water Resources and Fisheries Abdallah Rabhi said in a statement to media. The project, implemented by the National Water Distribution Utility (SONEDE), aims to strengthen the supply of drinking water to the populations of the Sfax city on the coast in the east of Tunisia. The project provides for the construction of a desalination plant in the locality of Gargour, located 20 km from the city of Sfax. The plant…