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,…

Belvedere Day: Bizerte sees environmental cleanup project

A second phase of the Tunisian environmental cleanup project known as Belvedere Day will take place today in Bizerte. Project organizers seek to clean up and revamp nature trails throughout Tunisia, following similar cleanups in Tunis and Gammarth. Launched by Tunisian recreational and environmental organizations in partnership with the EU Delegation to Tunisia, the initiative forms part of a larger campaign to raise awareness and inform Tunisians of the need to preserve the environment and combat climate change. Tunisia is particularly vulnerable to climate change-induced rising sea levels: its coastal…

17th Extraordinary Session of OIC Council of Foreign Ministers due in Islamabad December 19

Pakistan’s Ambassador to Tunisia Taher Andrabi said during a meeting with the press that the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) will meet at Foreign Ministers’ level for Extraordinary Sessions to consider any emergency situation and the deteriorating humanitarian situation in Afghanistan, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (current OIC Summit Chair), last month, proposed to convene an Extraordinary Sessions of the OIC FM. Pakistan welcomed the proposal and offered to host the Extraordinary Session, which will be held in Islamabad on 19 December 2021 (Sunday). The meeting will be preceded by…

TouMaLi project to clean up coastal project

The International Center for Environmental Technologies in Tunis (CITET) is launching the TouMaLi project “Contribution of sustainable waste management systems in the tourism sector to the protection of marine ecosystems”. The initiative aims to combat pollution of coastal areas in Tunisia, Egypt, Algeria and Morocco. A new initiative aims to clean up coastal areas in North Africa. The TouMaLi project “Contribution of sustainable waste management systems in the tourism sector to the protection of marine ecosystems” was launched on November 13th, 2021 in Tunis, the capital of Tunisia by the International Center…

Tunisia: Civilian parachuting in Tozeur, a premiere in Tunisia

SKYS Tunisia made it now possible to experience the sensation of a parachute jump in the middle of the desert. In this first edition, which started on October 27th and will continue until November 30th, the parachutists have settled in the city of Tozeur. Organizer and founder of this incredible experience is a Tunisian-Canadian, Hedi Abada, who was able to learn this extreme sport in Canada, where he has been living for about fifteen years. He was able to bring experienced parachutists from all over the world to assist adrenaline…

Tunisian fishermen have become accidental migrant rescuers

Credit goes to infomigrants In the south of Tunisia, fishermen regularly rescue boats full of migrants that are in distress. For them, coming across an overloaded boat has become part of their daily “routine”, just like finding dead bodies floating in the water. Slah Eddine Mcharek is sitting on the terrace of a café in Zarzis, a small coastal town in southern Tunisia. The 53-year-old fisherman is having a morning coffee after a night spent at sea. This time, his night was just occupied with finding fish. For several days,…

Start of the ‘Renewal of Religious Discourse’ Conference in Abu Dhabi

The United Arab Emirates’ Capital Abu Dhabi witnessed the start of the ‘Renewal of Religious Discourse’ conference, under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the UAE’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation. Participants at the conference include a number of religious leaders from around the world, who in turn will discuss several critical issues related to ‘Religious Renewal’ over the two-day conference. TunisianMonitorOnline

S-G of Muslim Council of Elders speaks at Conference marking first anniversary of ‘Fratelli Tutti’

Secretary-General of the Muslim Council of Elders and member of the Higher Committee of Human Fraternity, Dr. Sultan Al Remeithi has participated in the ‘The Culture of Encounter: The Future of Intercultural and Interreligious Dialogue’ conference in the Italian Capital Rome. The conference is sponsored by the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs at Georgetown University and La Civiltà Cattolica and marks the first anniversary of ‘Fratelli Tutti’, His Holiness Pope Francis’ October 2020 encyclical. Dr. Al Remeithi said, “The collective Muslim mind is built on two very…

450 participants from 25 countries expected at Rally Tunisia Desert Challenge

No less than 450 participants representing 25 countries will take part in the first edition of the rally “Tunisia Desert Challenge” scheduled from 5 to 13 November 2021, announced the organizers at a press conference held Friday, October 29 at the Ministry of Tourism. The conference was attended by Minister of Tourism Mohamed Moez Belhassan, Minister of Youth and Sports, Kamel Deguiche, President of the Tunisian Automobile Federation, Hatem Ben Youssef, the President of the Tunisian Motorcycle Federation, Mehdi Bach Hamba, and CEO of the Tunisian Oil Distribution Company, AGIL,…

Center of Democracy, Citizenship and Development: strengthening participatory democracy and principles of governance at local level

The Center of Democracy, Citizenship and Development in Ben Arous is a program funded by the German Hans Seidel Foundation in partnership with the Tunisian League for Nationalism since its establishment in 2017. The center played a pivotal role in meeting the challenges imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic in recent years. It has trained more than 400 local leaders as part of the School of Governance Program. Besides, the various activities of the Center aimed at strengthening participatory democracy and principles of governance at the local level, in which representatives…