Hackathon 2018: Tunisian Youth Challenge for embracing prosperous future

The 6th edition of the Global Game Jam (GGJ) was hosted in the ULT University in Tunis at the initiative of the Tunisian Game Developers (TGD) Association and sponsored by the National Centre of Cinema and Image (CNCI). The TGD is the first non-profit association in Tunisia, representing the video game development industry. It was founded in February 2012, to advocate for the development of video games and promote industry collaboration in Tunisia. Houssem Ben Amor, co-founder, president and head of sponsoring at the Tunisian Game developers Association said that…

Filmmaking helps refugee girls learn English

With the guidance of a team of filmmakers, the girls come up with their own idea before jotting them down on a script and acting out the different characters.  “From filmmaking, I learned to never give up on my dreams no matter how tough the path gets.” Alaa Mustafa, 13, is among the estimated 11 million Syrians who have fled their homes since the outbreak of the civil war in 2011. Living in the UAE for the past six years, she was also among the 33 girls between 10 and…

Skills to Succeed for South Tunisia’s youth

OMV has empowered hundreds of people with new skills to find a job, by implementing a long-lasting community development initiative in the region of Tataouine. Journey with us into South Tunisia and find out how the initiative has impacted the lives of the local communities. It was a time of great uncertainty in the city of Tataouine in Tunisia. The 149,000 residents of the small city south of the capital Tunis had experienced the aftermath of the 2011 revolution not only as liberating, but also challenging. High unemployment rates – up to 51%…

El Guettar Gafsa: Tfanen-Tunisie Créative-funded public playground inaugurated

A public playground, located in El Guettar Gafsa, was inaugurated on January 6, 2018, TAP reports The project is steered by the Tunisian Association for Environmental Art as part of the project “Tunisian Playground Sculptures “funded by Tfanen-Tunisie Créative. The particularity of this project is that it is a typical example of co-operation between local and foreign artists, active members of local civil society and also public services represented especially by the Municipality of El Guettar, Gafsa. The originality of this playground, dedicated specifically to children, rests in the fact…

Designs unveiled for memorial to Tunisia terrorism victims

Designs have been unveiled for a new memorial in Birmingham to the victims of two terrorist attacks which took place in Tunisian in 2015. The £750,000 project, which was announced by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in March, will see a memorial in Cannon Hill Park, Edgbaston, to remember victims of the attacks in Sousse and Bardo. New plans have now been lodged with Birmingham City Council which show how the finished memorial could look. London-based architecture practice George King Architects won the tender to design the memorial which will be built on an…

4 ways Tunisia is moving toward greater gender equality

The North African country is making major strides. When it comes to championing for women’s rights, its safe to say the Arab world has had a relatively prosperous couple of years. From lifting the ban on women driving in Saudi Arabia to abolishing a rape law in Lebanon, the region has witnessed a wave of feminist ideologies being educated and implemented on ground. One country, however, has made huge strides regarding women’s rights. Here are four ways Tunisia, the country that made international headlines twice this year, is moving more and more…

We can save education system by transforming schools into social enterprises, says Founder of “Wallah We Can” Lotfi Hamadi

“Wallah We Can” is a movement that aims to demonstrate through its actions and results that we can save the education system by transforming schools into social enterprises”,  Founder of “Walla We Can” Lotfi Hammadi wrote on his facebook page. “Our approach is to produce within these photovoltaic and agricultural energy establishments in order to create wealth which improves the budget for improving the living conditions and studies of the students. Our solution also allows through the clubs run by committed students to offer a humanist, environmental, entrepreneurial, technological and…

Senior position for Tunisian women still below expectations

A report was initiated recently as part of the project “Gender and Leadership in the Maghreb and the Mashreq”. It is implemented by UN Women, in partnership with the Prime Ministry and with the financial support of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development of the French Republic (MAEDI). The report reveals that one in four women having a job in 2016 in the public service with a rate of 26% against 17% for men. It also indicates that the public service is one of the prime providers of…

Berlin Media Center begins its journey around the Mediterranean from Tunisia

 “Another horizon” to tackle unemployment crisis in Tunisia… The Media Center of  la Marsa townhall in Tunis organized a televised discussion on the issue of unemployment in Tunisia under the theme “Another horizon … Youth employment opportunities: best guarantee for growth and democracy”. The seminar was attended by a number of civil society organizations in Tunisia, representatives of the Ministry of Vocational Training and Employment,  representatives of the private sector, German organizations operating in Tunisia as well as the Federation of the Disabled and academics who contributed to enriching the…

Libyan women seek greater role in forthcoming governance system

Leading Libyan women concluded a two-day consultative meeting on the political changes happening now in Libya and the impact on women’s participation in the forthcoming governance system. The meeting, organized last week by the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) as part of UN efforts to promote the women’s participation in Libya’s political sector, brought together academics, previous government officials, two members from the House of Representatives and the State Council, regional and youth female representatives and women residing outside Libya. Deputy…