FDI : Tripartite partnership FIPA Tunisia, HUFPI and TBS

FIPA Tunisia signed, on Tuesday, a tripartite agreement with the Harvard University Foreign Policy Initiative (HUFPI) of the American University of Harvard and Tunis Business School (TBS) to promote the diversification of FDI sources and the opening to new countries of origin of foreign investment. The partnership is preparing a report on the means and mechanisms for implementing a targeted program to attract North American investment.The objective of the report is to develop arguments and value propositions aimed at North American operators able to “short-list” Tunisia as a potential investment…

Small-scale agriculture must first of all be a national priority (FTDES)

 “Small-scale agriculture must first of all be a national priority and its development should be the responsibility and duty of the State”. This development “can only take place within the framework of an overall strategy for the country and the involvement of all stakeholders”, reveals a study by the Tunisian Forum for Economic and Social Rights (FTDES) on small farms in Tunisia. This report – integrated in the project “Reducing inequalities in the olive oil value chain” implemented by the NGO Oxfam in partnership with AFTD (Tunisian Association of Democratic…

New training and employment opportunities for future “Digital Talents”

The cooperation on the “Start-U” program in partnership between Proxym, Enova Robotics and GIZ aims to improve employability, enhance adaptability and talent retention and support gender equality in the ICT sector. A cooperation agreement between the two Tunisian innovative companies Proxym, Enova Robotics and the German Cooperation implemented by GIZ is signed to finance the development of the “START-U” work-linked training program and launch its opening on the innovation ecosystem in Tunisia. On an initiative launched in 2018 by Proxym, Start-U is a work-linked training program offered to young Tunisians…

Tunisia: European funds to help MSMEs affected by COVID-19 crisis

The “Office de Développement du Sud” has decided to give part of the grant awarded by the European Union in the framework of the Programme « Initiative Régionale d’Appui au Développement Economique Durable – IRADA » (total amount: 650,000 TND) to support the MSMEs, EU Neighbours repiorts. This initiative is in line with the consolidation of the Tunisian state’s efforts to mitigate the economic impact of the general lockdown caused by the pandemic, the same source said. The following sectors are concerned by this grant: manufacturing industries, services, handicrafts and…

Steg to buy electricity from Akuo Energy’s solar power plant in Gabès

A power purchase agreement (PPA) has just been signed between the Tunisian Electricity and Gas Company (Steg) and the consortium developing the 10 MWp Gabès photovoltaic solar project. It is formed by the French Independent Power Producer (IPP) Akuo Energy, HBG Holding and Nour Energy, Afrik21 reports. In Tunisia, the construction of a photovoltaic solar power plant in the governorate of Gabès is taking shape. The project has just been the subject of a power purchase agreement (PPA) signed between the Tunisian Electricity and Gas Company (Steg) and the consortium…

Zenith Energy expands Tunisian portfolio

Zenith Energy has announced a conditional sale and purchase agreement with CNPC International (Tunisia) Ltd for the acquisition of a working interest in the North Kairouan permit and the Sidi El Kilani concession, which contains the Sidi El Kilani oilfield, Oilfield Technology reported. The consideration payable by Zenith under the terms of the agreement is US$300 000. Upon completion of the acquisition, the company’s working interest in the Sidi El Kilani oilfield will equate to the daily production of approximately 280 BPD, the same source said. The acquisition is Zenith’s…

ACCI launches “Doing Business With Tunisia”

The African Centre for Competitive Intelligence (ACCI) announced the launch of Doing Business With Tunisia (DBWT) to support Tunisian companies in Africa and sub-Saharan companies in Tunisia, L’economiste Maghrebin reports. Thus, according to ACCI, the main services offered by DBWT are sector watch; opportunity detection; market studies; mapping of actors and risks; due diligence; business networking; coaching of managers; assistance in collecting outstanding debts, the same source adds. ACCI – with its expertise, references and network – appears to be the ally they were waiting for as it aims to…

TUNISIA: GreenYellow to complete two solar projects for 31.2 MWp

GreenYellow, the Casino Group’s subsidiary specialized in photovoltaic solar energy production and energy efficiency, seems to have found the winning solution for Africa. Present on the continent for the past three years, the energy company has been developing its portfolio thanks to financing solutions adapted to local economic realities. This deployment has just been reinforced by the acquisition of two new solar power plant projects in Tunisia, afrik21 reports. GreenYellow continues to deploy its green electricity offer on the African continent. The solar energy producer has just embarked on two…

WWF launches call for applications for new label “Wild Tunisia”.

The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) North Africa, has launched a call for applications for the new WWF label “Wild Tunisia” whose deadline for receipt of applications is set for September 20 , 2020. The “Wild Tunisia” project is part of the preservation of natural resources, the sustainable promotion of products and services in and / or around protected areas and areas of high ecological value in Tunisia by improving the socio-economic conditions of people in these regions, according to the website of WWF TUNISIA. This new label also…

Partnership agreement signed between Tunisia JOBS and Edhiafa association for tourism promotion amid pandemic

Tunisia JOBS and Edhiafa association signed a  partnership agreement aimed to meet the problems related to COVID-19 and its impact on the tourism sector and hotels. This agreement will help Edhiafa association to make the most of means to support the business resilience of the sector of Tunisian small and boutique hotels during and after the COVID-19 pandemic. To achieve this goal, regulatory reform and advocacy experts will be hired to back up Edhiafa Association’s efforts to identify and help resolve regulatory barriers, Tunisia JOBS said in a statement on…