Tunisia plans to construct a waste sorting/treatment center

The Ministry of Local Affairs and the Environment has recently launched a call for applications for the construction of a waste sorting/treatment center in Tunisia in a bid to improve household waste management as the North African country’s population keeps on growing. According to the Word bank, back in 2019, the country had a population of about 11.6 million which is expected to increase to more than 11.9 million by the end of this year (2021). In a statement, the Department of the Environment specified that this action is part of the…

Nader Masmoudi elected member of American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Mathematician Nader Masmoudi was elected member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences on Saturday, April 24, 2021. Born in 1974 in Sfax, Nader Masmoudi was the first and only mathematician to win a gold medal for his country at the International Mathematical Olympiad in 1992. After obtaining his baccalaureate, he continued his studies in France. In 1999, he obtained a PhD in mathematics on asymptotic problems in fluid mechanics. After his studies, Nader Masmoudi pursued a scientific career at the Cermade unit of Paris-Dauphine before moving to New…

UK calls for young Tunisian perspectives on climate change on Earth Day

On the occasion of Earth Day, the British Embassy in Tunis organised a virtual session on climate challenges in Tunisia ahead of COP26, with the participation of UK Ambassador to Tunisia Edward Oakden, COP26 Regional Ambassador, Janet Rogan, COP26 negotiator at the Tunisian Ministry of environment, Mohamed Zmerli and Eco heroes Winner, Fatma Amri.  Fatma Amri is from Gabes, reportedly the most polluted region in Tunisia. Her ECOGAB project promotes bicycle use over car use to minimize emissions. It also encourages young people to recycle by delivering training sessions on…

Tunisia: Migration awareness campaign ‘Esshih’ launched

An awareness campaign called Esshih was officially launched in Tunisia on April 8 to provide information on the risks posed by irregular migration to youths who could potentially undertake such a journey, to their families and to society as a whole. The campaign also aims to publicize possible alternatives in Tunisia to emigration or regular pathways to move abroad. The campaign was promoted by the Tunisian national observatory on migrations (ONM), in collaboration with the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the Tunisian diaspora association in Italy, Pontes. Esshih, which…

British International School of Tunis: education provided according to the best principles of British pedagogy

The British International School of Tunis (BIST) has recently held a meeting with the press with the attendance of several local media during which Meriem Milad, Managing Director of BIST gave an account on the different stages of the school since its establishment in 2012. She also talked about means available at BIST to take care of more than 255 students by a pedagogical team of 45 members, including 2 heads of school. The press conference was devoted to presenting the new BIST educational events and curriculum for students and…

ONTH: First Tunisia Wellness mobile application launched

The National Office of Thermalism and Hydrotherapy (ONTH) announced recently the launch of the electronic application Tunisia Wellness. This is the first mobile application on hydrotherapy in Tunisia. The Tunisia Wellness application concerns more than 300 spa centres in Tunisia. It provides all the necessary information on the spa sector in a unified framework. The application in question gathers all the data relating to these centres in three languages., said a press release published by the office. Designed by the ONTH, the application will be available on the most important…

Tunisia designates Garâa Sejenane

Credit: Amina Daoud Bouaatour, 2019 Tunisia has added Garâa Sejenane to the List of Wetlands of International Importance. This “Ramsar Site” (no. 2447 on the List) is found at 110 metres above sea level in the Mogod mountains in the north-west of Tunisia. At 1,500 hectares, it is the largest natural freshwater wetland in the country. This once-permanent lake was drained in the late 1950s, leaving a depression five kilometres long and three wide with a mosaic of seasonal wetlands, pastureland, tobacco fields and market gardens. The drainage led to the extinction…

Tunisian Ambassador visits Reconnaissance Research

Credit goes to Al-Anba newspaper Tunisia’s Ambassador to the State of Kuwait Hachmi Lajili visited the Kuwait-based policy institute Reconnaissance Research in Kuwait City, Al-Anba newspaper reports. He met with the founder and CEO Abdulaziz Al-Anjeri and Deputy CEO Yusef Al-Ghusain. Ambassador Ajili voiced his appreciation for the role of the Cultural and Research Center in building bridges of communication. He added that this meeting coincidences with the celebration of the 65th anniversary of Independence Day in Tunisia noting that Tunisia exerted great efforts in strengthening the role of the independent…

Challenge One: First satellite Made in Tunisia launched

Tunisia is the first country in the Maghreb and the sixth in Africa to manufacture its own satellite for the Internet of Things. The first home-made satellite was launched into space on Monday March 22, opening up new local prospects for young engineers who are moving abroad in droves. Tunisia is the first country in the Maghreb and the sixth in Africa to manufacture its own satellite, after South Africa, Egypt and Ghana, according to the specialised website Space in Africa.  Challenge One, designed for the Internet of Things (the…

Libyan-Tunisia fund for Libyan reconstruction being considered: Libyan-Tunisian Businessmen Council

Abdelhafid El Sakroufi, the head of the Supreme Council of Libyan Tunisian Businessmen (SCLTB), an organization that represents one group of Libyan and Tunisian business leaders, stated that the Council is working on a Tunisian-Libyan fund for the reconstruction of Libya, with Tunisian and Libyan funds, as well as international funds. He indicated that boosting investment between Tunisia and Libya basically requires changing investment laws, Libya Herald reported. El-Sakroufi also said that Libya intends to recruit 3,000 Tunisian teachers and medical staff through international cooperation. Speaking to Tunisian media Thursday,…