Tunisia to integrate International Solar Alliance (ASI)

India wishes to include Tunisia among the members of the International Solar Alliance (ISA). This integration will mark the anchorage point for the strengthening of the Tunisian-Indian partnership in the field of solar energy. Tunisia intends to reduce its consumption of fossil fuels by 30% by 2030. Tunisia could join the International Solar Alliance (ISA) despite its non-statutory geographical position. Although its solar irradiation is not negligible (between 1800 and 2600 Kilowatt-hours per square metre per year), the country is not in the equatorial zone as is the case for…

TUNISIA-GIMED: Boosting development of eco-innovative ventures

The development of a green economy in the Mediterranean area to combat environmental degradation represents a great opportunity for jobs creation, particularly for young graduates and women who are three times less likely to be employed than men. Strengthening eco-innovative entrepreneurship is a recognised solution even though green ventures face a complex set of challenges including limited access to funding, underdeveloped markets and fragmented support from sector stakeholders. GIMED aims at boosting the development of eco-innovative ventures in order to create employment and drive the green and circular economy in…

MDWEB – Impact of COVID-19 on Tunisian e-commerce: 50% of e-buyers pay exclusively on delivery

MDWEB, a pioneer in electronic marketing and digital studies has just released the results of its online survey on ”The impact of Covid-19 on Tunisian e-commerce”. The appearance of COVID-19 and its passage to the pandemic stage has changed the consumption habits of Tunisians. Several health and safety measures have restricted access to traditional shops: sanitary confinement, curfew, … This survey investigated how Covid-19 has impacted online (e-commerce) purchasing habits. It is an extension of wave 2 of the e-commerce barometer in Tunisia, set up by MDWEB in partnership with…

Oxford Business Group and FIPA launch research tool on response to Covid-19 in Tunisia

Oxford Business Group (OBG) is partnering with the Foreign Investment Promotion Agency (FIPA-Tunisia) in the production of the first-ever report on the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic and the country’s recovery strategy. The report, entitled Tunisia Covid-19 Response Report (CRR), will present Tunisia’s response to the coronavirus crisis in a clear and accessible format that will highlight key data and graphics related to the country’s socio-economic landscape. The report is part of a series of reports currently being developed by the international research and consultancy firm and its partners, which…

“Chams Enfidha” first solar energy station in Tunisia inaugurated

The first solar energy station in Tunisia “Chams Enfidha” with a capacity of 1 megawatt and located in the delegation of Enfidha, (governorate of Sousse) was inaugurated Tuesday. It is one of the sixteen projects which recently obtained preliminary agreements for the production of electricity from renewable energies (RE). Minister of Energy, Mines and Energy Transition, Mongi Marzouk, said these projects will contribute to lowering electricity production from conventional energy currently estimated at 97%, given that the national strategy is based on the diversification of energy production sources, the full…

UN Security Council adopts resolution to halt all conflicts amid virus

File photo of the U.N. Security Council (REUTERS)

Global cease-fire to be valid for 90 days to strengthen fight against COVID-19 The UN Security Council, on Wednesday, adopted a resolution on the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic drafted by Tunisia and France and calling for an immediate cessation of hostilities in all situations. “This adoption follows a long process of negotiations spanning more than four months since it was submitted in its Tunisian version to members of the Security Council in March 2020,” the Presidency of the Republic said in a statement. The resolution calls “upon all parties…

Tunisia JOBS and CONECT sign agreement to support SMEs and create jobs

The “Tunisia JOBS” programme of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Confederation of Tunisian Citizen Enterprises (CONECT) signed a partnership agreement on Tuesday, in Tunis. The agreement was inked by CONECT president Tarak Cherif and head of the Tunisia Jobs programme Danilo Cruz-De Paula. The aim of this agreement is to develop small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), to create jobs by establishing equitable economic growth and by empowering private sector companies. Established in June 2018, “Tunisia JOBS” is a five-year activity to support SMEs and to…

Interest-free loan for Tunisian expatriates to facilitate their return home

An agreement to grant Tunisians residing in France and Europe an interest-free credit of up to 6 thousand euros to enable them to obtain banknotes from Tunisair or CTN (Compagnie Tunisienne de Navigation) has been agreed with the Tunisian Foreign Bank (TFBank), according to Finance Minister Nizar Yaïche. In a statement to the media on the sidelines of his visit on Monday to Tunis-Carthage International Airport, the minister added that this credit will have to be repaid over 12 months and is aimed at facilitating the return of Tunisians abroad,…

TABC launches its new organization ” Tunisia Business Council WorldWide ” (TBCww)

Tunisia Africa Business Council held its Ordinary General Assembly, on Saturday, June 27, 2020, in Tunis to present its activity report, and especially to elect the new members of the executive board and present the new members of honour of TABC. On the sidelines of the Ordinary General Assembly, the TABC Think Tank gave a preview presentation of the strategic study on “the potential and performance of innovation ecosystems in Africa”, attended by Minister of Communication Technologies and Digital Transformation Fadhel Kraiem. Launched more than a year ago, this research…

Tunisia reopens borders after COVID-19 lockdown

Tunisia reopened its land, sea and air borders for the first time in more than three months on Saturday after it announced it had brought the coronavirus outbreak under control. Some operations restarted at Tunis-Carthage airport, with flights to Rome, Geneva and Paris scheduled to depart. The government ended all restrictions on movement and businesses after Prime Minister Elyes Fakhfakh said on June 14 that Tunisia had won the battle against the spread of the COVID-19 virus. However, the pandemic has severely impacted the tourism sector, which contributes nearly 10%…