Tunisia Digital Summit 4th edition 100% online

The 4th edition of Tunisia Digital Summit will be held on October 27 and 28, 2020 under the sponsorship of the Ministry of Communication Technologies This edition will be entirely online through a very innovative digital platform with a 100% Tunisian product developed by TPM in partnership with a Tunisian startup. TPM, since the appearance of COVID19 has invested in developing with the help of its partners and sponsors such as TDS, a digital solution to virtually bring together actors and decision-makers in the digital transformation in Tunisia. The idea…

Active Citizens presents the citizen program “Eukairia” for the integration of resigning women

“Active Citizens”, a program of the Tunisian League of Citizenship and the British Council, announce that the “Eukairia” project, carried out by the “kairos” team, has been chosen to be implemented within the Mourouj (Ben Arous) Commission. kairos, which means “god of opportunity” in ancient Greek, is an elected project amidst a growing need for employability in this locality of Tunis. A project aimed mainly at out-of-school and unemployed girlsIn an effort to initiate a radical change, the members of this team are considering encouraging young women to stop taking…

Italy to allow entry to 18,000 non-EU seasonal farmhands

A decree by the Italian Interior Ministry will make it possible for 18,000 non-EU seasonal workers to enter the country. Requests for labourers can be sent online via the interior ministry website until December 3, infomigrants.net reports.  The country’s largest farmers association, Coldiretti,  underscored that the 2020 decree on immigration is especially important for addressing the lack of foreign seasonal workers in agriculture due in part to border and quarantine issues resulting from COVID-19 measures. “The measure is important for the work in the fields in the autumn,” a Coldiretti…

Some 1800 teachers to benefit from Teaching for Success Tunisia program

Some 1800 teachers will benefit from this first phase of the virtual program “Teaching for Success, Tunisia”, the British Council Tunisia announces in a press release made public Tuesday, October 13. With the new school year of 2020-2021, Teaching for Success Tunisia continues the training in an adequate format respecting the health protocol, says the same source. Moreover, continues the British Council Tunisia, “this new edition of the training program aims to support English language teachers of the 5th primary year”. This new training cycle begins on October 12, 2020,…

Ministry of ICT launches 2nd edition of Public Sector Digitalization Award

The Ministry of Communication Technologies and Digital Transformation is launching the second edition of the Public Sector Digitalization Award, which aims to reward the best digital transformation projects in the sector. The objective of this prize is to : Highlight the efforts that are made in this field,Give public recognition to the teams that have delivered the best projects,Accelerate the dynamics of digital transition,Raise awareness of the sector’s players and the public on the potential and performance capacity delivered by digital technology,Highlighting Tunisian and African achievements internationally. Three national trophies…

Ministry of Trade implements measures to market dates

The Ministry of Trade and Export Development, the Tunisian Union of Agriculture and Fisheries (UTAP), the National Chamber of Commerce, the Interprofessional Group of Dates and the Inter-professional Fruit Group (GiFruit) has announced a series of measures to promote the marketing of dates on local and foreign markets, TAP reports. Under this agreement, UTAP will undertake, in coordination with the Inter-professional Group of Dates and the GiFruit to supply supermarkets with dates and pomegranates, directly through cooperatives and without going through intermediaries. These quantities of dates and pomegranates will be…

Tamweeli.tn is Tunisia’s first digital platform for SME access financing

Tamweeli.tn was launched on Wednesday by U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC) in a recent partnership with Middle East Investment Initiative (MEII) as the first digital platform connecting financial institutions and SMEs, techinafrica reports. Tamweeli.tn has been in operation since July 2020, giving its users 100% digital matchmaking services with the aim of facilitating the funding requirements for its enterprises. This platform enables all Tunisian micro and medium-sized enterprises a credible platform where they can tap into the financial tools. The platform helps save time and maximize reach with a few…

DIVERS FIND FIRST WW1 SUB OFF TUNISIA

Tunisian scuba divers have discovered the almost-intact wreck of French submarine wreck the Ariane, sunk during World War One. Launched in 1914, the 54m Ariane (Q100) was one of eight Amphitrite-class submarines built for the French Navy before the war. She was torpedoed at the surface on 19 June, 1917, by Imperial German Navy minelaying submarine UC-22, with the deaths of 21 of the 29 crew, DIVER NET reports. The Ariane was found off the Cape Bon peninsula in north-eastern Tunisia on 21 September by divers from the two-year-old Ras Adar Dive Centre, based in the…

Moody’s reduces outlook on Tunisia’s debt, keeps rating stable

Moody’s Investors Service maintained its B2 issuer rating on Tunisia, citing the strength of Tunisia’s foreign exchange buffers, but changed its outlook to negative. The rating agency cited the economic, financial, social and political challenges faced by Tunisia’s new technocratic government in implementing its reform agenda as the reason for its more cautious assessment. The country’s sovereign debt rating has been under review since April. The confirmation of its B2 rating reflects the “resilience of the foreign exchange reserve buffer observed since the opening of the review, as a backstop…

CIFF Reveals 10 Most Anticipated Award-Winning Films of 42nd edition

Cairo International Film Festival (CIFF) revealed the first batch of Films of its 42nd Edition, which will be held December 2nd to December 10th. The list includes 10 of the most important titles of 2020, including “Nomadland” which took the Golden Lion at Venice Film Festival, and the People’s Choice Award at Toronto International Film Festival. “Undine”, winner of two awards at the Berlin Film Festival, in addition to the Palestinian Film “ Gaza Mon Amour”, winner of the NETPAC award (Best Asian Film) at the Toronto Film Festival.Cairo, October…