Fares Landoulsi to take part in Berlinale Talents summit 2022

Tunisian International Film Star Fares Landoulsi has been summoned by Berlinale Talents to take part in the Berlinale Talents summit to be held on February 12-17. Fares Landoulsi was selected from over 2,250 applicants from 116 world countries.In addition to his participation in the Summit and its networking platform, he is invited to join the Acting Studio as a member. This intensive workshop during the festival week will offer Tunisian Actor Fares Landoulsi valuable possibilities to deepen his experience within his field of work. “Super excited and honoured to be…

According to the IMF, Tunisia has “many economic assets”

Visiting the country to analyze the economic and structural problems of Tunisia, and thus provide its recommendations, the representative of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Jerome Vacher said that reforms were of course necessary, but that this small Maghreb country had several interesting economic assets.  A need for reform  Unsurprisingly, the IMF proposes reforms for Tunisia to get out of the economic crisis it has been suffering since the Arab Spring, accentuated by the Covid-19 crisis. Reforms that must affect the public service first, whose 650,000 employees represent half of the annual budget of the state. But…

BioNTech and InstaDeep Successfully Tested Early Warning System to Detect Potential High-Risk SARS-CoV-2 Variants

Tunisian artificial intelligence company InstaDeep and German biotech firm BioNTech have developed an early warning system to detect potential high-risk variants of the Coronavirus, according to a joint statement published Tuesday by the two companies on their websites. According to the statement, the early warning system uses a combination of artificial intelligence and structural modelling of the Spike protein to detect and monitor high-risk variants of the SARS-CoV2 virus, identifying more than 90 % of these variants within two months of their receipt from the World Health Organization. This system…

Tashil: Advans Tunisia and USAID Tunisia JOBS support 4,800 entrepreneurs affected by COVID-19

Advans Tunisia launched its innovative Tashil programme last year with a $1 million grant from the U.S. government through the USAID Tunisia JOBS program to support 4,800 Tunisian entrepreneurs during the COVID-19 crisis. With this programme, Advans Tunisia has chosen to pay particular attention to disadvantaged regions as well as to women and young people working in sectors of activity weakened by the health context. This programme with a strong social and economic impact took the form of a package including a loan adapted to the needs of the beneficiaries,…

Tunisian mathematician Nader Masmoudi won the King Faisal Prize for Science

Nader Masmoudi, a professor at the University of New York, received the King Faisal Prize for Science this year for his outstanding contribution to the analysis of nonlinear and fractional equations and for his outstanding contributions to the theory of liquid dynamics, by introducing innovative mathematical techniques. The Science Prize was awarded in conjunction with the Austro-British mathematician Professor Martin Hire. The award ceremony took place, Thursday 6, 2022, in the Saudi capital, Riyadh, at the King Faisal Research and Islamic Research Center, which brings together researchers and educational institutions…

Libyan-Tunisian-Algerian conference for digital transformation creates new investment opportunities

Head of the Libyan-Tunisian-Algerian Conference for Digital and Free Economy Transformation in Africa, Yassin Abusriwill, has confirmed that Tunisia will host a conference next March that will focus on creating new investment opportunities in the three countries. The conference will enhance the role of the digital and free economy in Africa, stressing the failure of many countries to adopt this type of economy, compared to other countries that have achieved huge profits, close to 11.5 trillion dollars, Abusriwill told Tunisian Diwan FM. TunisianMonitorOnline

Libya-Tunisia-Algeria economy conference due next March

A Libya-Tunisia-Algeria economy conference will be held next March in Tunisia. A preliminary meeting was held at the headquarters of the National Planning Council to prepare for the Libyan-Tunisian-Algerian economic event, which aims to lead towards a free and digital economy in Africa. During the preparatory meeting, the topics of the conference were presented, and the attendees exchanged discussions, presented opinions and proposals on aspects of participation and the optimal mechanism for cooperation and benefiting from these important international events. It is expected that the General Authority for Investment Promotion…

Bilel Sahnoun: 2022 Finance Law will be beneficial to Tunisian economy

General manager of the Tunis Stock Exchange (BVMT), Bilel Sahnoun, said that 2021 was a positive year in relation to the events that took place in Tunisia. “The contribution of the financial market to the Tunisian economy has exceeded 900 million dinars. The three national loan operations were a success during which intermediaries raised nearly one billion dinars. The Tunindex rose by 2.34% whereas it had closed the year 2020 with a drop of 3%,” he explained. Invited on January 5, 2022, by Wassim Ben Larbi to Expresso program on…

Tunisia Digital Awards awarded Joussour INVEST “Silver” trophy for best “Marketplace 2021

The Tunisia Digital Awards (TDA) has awarded the trophy “Silver” of the best Marketplace 2021 to the platform “JoussourINVEST.tn”. This award is a crowning achievement and recognition of the JoussourInvest initiative which aims to simplify through digital access to financing for SMEs, especially in the current health and economic context and is the result of a collaborative work of all stakeholders including the CDC, BVMT, ATIC and USAID through the Tunisia JOBS program. JoussourINVEST is an innovative tool for connecting SMEs with investors, supporting the entrepreneurial ecosystem through the digitalization…

“Ebda’y”: Flat6Labs launches programme to increase success rate of women entrepreneurs in Tunisia

In partnership with the International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank (WB), and the startup Smart Capital, Flat6Labs has launched its “Ebda’y Tunisia” programme, dedicated to Tunisian female project carriers. The 18-month programme consists of three cycles. It aims to strengthen the capacities of female project leaders in several areas, such as sales, branding, business modelling and access to finance. “Ebda’y Tunisia” has been developed to maximise the chances of Tunisian women to succeed by giving them all the means to adapt to digital transformations. TunisianMonitorOnline