“Sharfia” fishing in Kerkennah Islands classified as UNESCO intangible heritage

Ambassador-Permanent Representative of Tunisia to UNESCO, Ghazi Ghraïri, received Friday, February 19, 2021, on behalf of Tunisia, the certificate inscribing the fishing of the “Sharfia” of the Kerkennah Islands to the intangible cultural heritage of humanity. The certificate was presented by Director General of UNESCO, Audrey Azoulay. Sharfia fishing in the Kerkennah Islands (located about 18 kilometers off the coast of the city of Sfax), is a traditional artisanal fishing technique. It passively exploits the hydrographic conditions, the marine relief and the natural resources on sea as well as on…

Tunisian Dr Ali Saad awarded Prize for Best Doctor in Arab World

Tunisian physician Dr. Ali Saad was awarded the Prize for the Best Arab Physician for his success at the head of his medical team and his efforts to support training and research in cytogenetics and reproductive biology. Dr. Ali Saad is Head of Department of Cytogenetics and Reproductive Biology at the Farhat Hached University Hospital of Sousse. Dr. Saad told media that the competition was organized by the General Secretariat of the Arab League and that this year is its second session. TunisianMonitorOnline

“Houmati”, an application for waste collection

Tunisian start-up 2BK Innovation has developed an application to facilitate the collection of municipal waste. The start-up has signed a partnership with the Tunisian Internet Agency (ATI) for the launch of its “Houmati” solution. For start-up 2BK, this three-in-one solution “Houmati” will be launched on February 12, 2021 in the municipality of Ezzahra in the Tunis southern suburb. Later, it will be the turn of Sousse on February 14th, 2021. “The launch of the solution in Marsa in the north of the country and in the other suburbs will be…

Tunisia to be among first COVAX recipients – WHO

Tunisia will benefit from a first wave of coronavirus vaccines from the COVAX scheme, a World Health Organization (WHO) official said on Monday. Tunisia is due to receive 93,600 doses, said Rick Brennan, emergency director for the WHO’s Eastern Mediterranean region. Two doses of the vaccine are recommended per person. The WHO set up COVAX along with the GAVI vaccine alliance to ensure equitable access to COVID-19 vaccinations globally. However, there was a “very significant gap” between the planned vaccine rollout in wealthy countries and those that are lower-income or…

Tunisia to join Horizon Europe programme: negotiations are under way

An online technical meeting to include Tunisia into the EU R&D Framework Programme “Horizon Europe” took place on 12 January. The meeting brought together the Tunisian Negotiations Monitoring Committee and the European Commission team in charge of Horizon Europe Association, EU NEIGHBOURS reports. On the agenda of this second meeting which followed a first one already organized in November 2020: the technical and financial aspects of the association process; the calendar of the official rounds of negotiations; the time required for the effective entry into force of the association, the…

Kuwait is a prominent model for charitable and humanitarian action says Tunisian Ambassador to Kuwait

Credit Goes to KUNA Tunisian Ambassador to Kuwait Hechmi Agili said that the state of Kuwait is a distinguished model for charitable humanitarian action underlining its firm position to answer the call of humanitarian duty by providing generous and permanent assistance to all the peoples. In a statement to Kuwait News Agency (KUNA) on Wednesday, after his meeting with Kuwait Red Crescent Society (KRCS) Chairman Hilal Al-Sayer, Ambassador Agili expressed his gratitude for the association’s role in bringing relief to people affected by natural and man-made disasters. He commended the…

Kuwait Deputy FM meets Tunisian Ambassador

Kuwait Deputy Foreign Minister Khaled Al-Jarallah met Monday with new Tunisian Ambassador to Kuwait Hechmi Ajili. The encounter was an opportunity to discuss bilateral relations, regional and international developments,  Kuwait’s Foreign Ministry said in a statement. The meeting was attended by Assistant Foreign Minister for Deputy Foreign Minister’s office Ayham Al-Omar.  TunisianMonitorOnline

Social cohesion: strengthening trust and implementing inclusive policies in Tunisia

Social cohesion is the extent of trust in government and within society, and the willingness to participate collectively toward a shared vision of sustainable peace and common development goals. The Tunisian National Counter-Terrorism Commission (NCTC) launched, in partnership with UNDP Tunisia, a survey in Médenine Governorate that aims at enabling public authorities, development actors and civil society organizations in the region to better understand the sources of cohesion and potential factors of tension specific to this South-Eastern region on the border with Libya. The survey, published in October 2020, was…

Tunisian women lead African and Arab women in science

Tunisian women lead UNESCO’s rating of African and Arab women participation in scientific research as 55.1 per cent of Tunisian researchers are female; the largest proportion in Africa and in the Arab world, a report released by UNESCO said. The rating, based on UN branch’s Institute for Statistics (UIS) June 2020 data, credits the North African country with the best ranking in Africa ahead of Algeria (47.1 %), Cape Verde (45.8%) Egypt (45.6%), South Africa (44.9%) as well as Morocco (33.8%), the same source said. The second best ranked Arab…

Minister of Communication Technology and Digital Economy receives “Tounes Tountej” organisation

Minister of Communication Technologies and Digital Economy Fadhel Kraiem received on Monday in Tunis a delegation of the national organization “Tounes Tountej” (Tunisia Produces). The meeting focused on means of backing up the digital economy by emerging companies and cyber security and information on young talent Technology. The Tunisian experience found in the world’s largest companies, and the promotion of a culture of work, positive action and production were also discussed during the meeting, underlining that Tunisia  today has a real potential of young and talented people in the digital…