Women Entrepreneurs Forum

USAID and Tunisia JOBS organized the “Women Entrepreneurs’ Forum” on Wednes- day, March 6, 2019. The Forum celebrated In- ternational Women’s Rights Day, with the Min- ister of Vocational Training and Employment, His Excellency the United States Ambassador to Tunisia, the USAID Mission Director, and the Tunisia JOBS Chief of Party in attendance. The event ...
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PAM PACK AWARDS 2019

ACEA (Action Collaborative pour les Exportations Artisanales) is a project made possible by the U.S. Embassy in Tunisia, implemented by FHI 360 (a U.S.-based NGO), and in partnership with the National Office for Handicrafts ( ONAT ). It aims to strengthen the Medicinal and Aromatic Plant (MAP) value chain in the Northwest of Tunisia by developing exports of its ...
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Launch of the Tunisian Feed Training Center

The Assistance Unit at the U.S. Embassy in Tunisia awarded to the U.S. Grains Council (USGC) a grant to establish – in partnership with INAT, the Tunisian Ministry of Agriculture, the U.S. Soybean Export Council, and Iowa State University – the Center for Feed Manufacturing in Tunisia.  This training facility will engage nutritionists and feed ...
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Ambassador Speech at the Closing Event of the USAID Program “Sharekna”

Good morning and Welcome to everyone صباح الخير ومرحبا بكم جميعا I am very pleased to be here today.  As you all know, I am pretty new around here/I have just started working in Tunis, but I’ve already heard quite a bit lot about the Sharekna project.  I’m very grateful for the opportunity to see ...
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Ambassador Remarks at the Women Entrepreneurship Forum

Ambassador Remarks at the Women Entrepreneurship Forum March 6, 2019 at the Movenpick Hotel in Gammarth Minister Ounissi, distinguished and honored guests, good morning. It is a pleasure to be with you today to celebrate your success. صباحَ الْخير السيّدة سيّدة الونيسي وزيرةْ التَكْوِين المِهْنِي والتَّشْغِيل؛ حَضَرَات الضُّيوف الْكِرام؛ سعيدٌ أنْ أَكُونَ بَيْنَكم اليوم لِلْاِحْتِفال ...
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 2020 Fulbright Foreign Student Program

Application Now Open! The U.S. Embassy Tunis is pleased to announce the opening of the Fulbright Foreign Student Program competition for 2020-2021. The Fulbright Program enables Tunisian students to pursue graduate-level study in the United States of America. Participants also have the unique opportunity to experience life in the United States and share Tunisia’s unique ...
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Tunisia Kicks off its National Waste Management Strategy with TADAEEM’s Assistance

The USAID Funded TADAEEM project supported Tunisia’s national strategy launch on construction waste management by providing support to the Ministry of Local Affairs and Environment (MALE) and partner municipalities during the Megara international conference held in Tunis on October 25-26, 2018. The Megara conference drew a large group representing Tunisian, other African and European municipalities. ...
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Young people in El Kef engage in sports and cultural activities, and explore the great outdoors

Between March and May 2017, thirty Youth Mappers* from El Kef spoke with 525 other young people about their challenges, their needs, and the opportunities for them in their community. These conversations highlighted local youth’s awareness of their marginalized situation and lack of available opportunities for them to participate in sports and cultural activities. To ...
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Youth in Sidi Bouzid Are a Force for Change in Their Community

One Youth Mapper’s experience highlights how the USAID-funded Sharekna Project is working with young people and communities in Tunisia. Sodki, a job-seeking graduate from Souk Jedid, joined the USAID-funded Sharekna project as a Youth Mapper* in January 2018. He had seen the opportunity posted by local partner – Association des Ressources Naturelles et de Développement ...
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Young People in Cité Ettadhamen Engage in Sports and develop Big Dreams for the Future

During Sharekna’s Community Youth Mapping process, a youth-led data collection and analysis process, young people from Cité Ettadhamen shared that they felt frustrated due to a lack of opportunities in their community, especially related to sports. Those activities that were available lacked basic materials and infrastructure, which resulted in a lack of commitment in young ...
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Blind and Deaf Citizens Gain Access to Municipal Information for the First Time

There are over 240,000 persons in Tunisia with disabilities. In 2008, Tunisia ratified the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, requiring the State to provide public information in accessible formats. However, TADAEEM’s Annual Investment Plan (PAI) municipal awareness campaigns were not reaching all Tunisians until the implementation of two groundbreaking initiatives. The project ...
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GIST TECH-I COMPETITION PUBLIC VOTING OPEN NOW UNTIL MARCH 1!

Congratulations on having Mr. Firas Youssef as a Tunisian semi-finalist in the Global Innovation through Science and Technology (GIST) Tech-I pitch competition sponsored by the U.S. Department of State! Through his innovation and ingenuity Firas made it to the semi-finals, but now he needs your help to make it to the finals! For more information ...
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Faten Khalfallah – TechWomen Exchange program – 2015

Faten is the founder of “First Skills Club”, a non-profit organization that provides soft skill development and informal STEM education for kids and teenagers, with a special focus on robotics.  Her TechWomen exchange experience gave her the opportunity to intern with leading Tech companies – such as Mozilla and Autodesk – with which she collaborated ...
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Fulbright Teaching Excellence and Achievement (Fulbright TEA) Program

The U.S. Embassy in Tunis announces the U.S. Department of State-funded Fulbright Teaching Excellence and Achievement (Fulbright TEA) Program Application deadline: March 27, 2019 The U.S. Embassy in Tunisia is seeking eligible Tunisian secondary teachers for the Fulbright Teaching Excellence and Achievement Program (Fulbright TEA), scheduled to take place in January or September 2020. The Fulbright ...
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USAID Mashrou3i Success Story from Medenine– Slim ESSID – Spiruline BioMed

Entering professional life for Slim Essid has not been easy. After graduating from high school in Economics and Management in 2003, he started studying at the Rades Institute for Higher Technological Studies (ISET) which he gave up to become a seller of handicrafts in the city of Medenine. In 2007, he embarked on other professional ...
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The Alumni Engagement Innovation Fund (AEIF)

The Alumni Engagement Innovation Fund (AEIF) offers alumni of U.S. government-sponsored exchange programs the opportunity to carry out public service projects using the skills and knowledge they gained during their exchange. Through the AEIF competition, alumni may propose projects that address one of five U.S. foreign policy themes. Fostering Economic Prosperity Building Civic Participation, Good Governance and ...
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Foreign National Student Intern Program (FNSIP) 2019 Vacancy

U.S. Mission Tunis-Tunisia Foreign National Student Intern Program (FNSIP) 2019 Vacancy The Foreign National Student Intern Program ( FNSIP ) will be available during summer 2019 at the U.S. Embassy in Tunis.  This Program provides an excellent opportunity for local students to gain valuable work experience in a foreign affairs environment.  This is NOT an ...
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The Practical Guide to Franchise in Tunisia

A Practical Guide to Franchise that provides the basic tools and principles that entrepreneurs and investors need to obtain useful information on various aspects of franchise. This guide is part of the Tunisian-American cooperation. It contains a series of recommendations to deal with the specifics of the Tunisian market with respect to franchise. The guide ...
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Secretary Pompeo on the Passing of President George H. W. Bush

Michael R. Pompeo Secretary of State Washington, DC December 1, 2018   Devoted husband, loving father, steadfast friend, exemplary patriot: this is how I will always remember President George H. W. Bush. Whether he was serving in the skies over the Pacific during World War II, protecting America at CIA headquarters, or leading our nation ...
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2019 Local Grants Notice of Funding Opportunity

The Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs, Office of Assistance Coordination (NEA/AC) and the United States Embassy in Tunisia, Assistance Unit, are seeking proposals from eligible applicants for a 2019 Tunisia Local Grants Program. U.S. Embassy Tunisia has identified two priority areas for which it seeks responsive applications: Voter Education and Entrepreneurship. The first objective of ...
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The International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

Press Statement Michael R. Pompeo Secretary of State Washington, DC November 23, 2018 Violence against women is a global issue that affects millions of people annually. Every woman and girl deserves a life free from violence. The United States is committed to advancing gender equality and preventing and responding to all forms of violence against women ...
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Statement by Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo on International Religious Freedom Day

Today we commemorate the 20th anniversary of the signing of the 1998 International Religious Freedom Act (IRF Act) into law. The IRF Act expanded U.S. foreign policy capabilities to promote and defend religious freedom around the world. It builds on our founding fathers’ firm conviction that the freedom of individuals to believe as they see ...
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Fulbright Specialist Program

The Fulbright Specialist Program offers non-U.S. institutions the opportunity to host American academics or professionals to build expertise in a specific area.  The program strengthens ties between the host institution and the Fulbright Specialist’s home institution in the United States. Eligibility Requirements for Host Institutions Institutions that may be eligible to request a Fulbright Specialist ...
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NOFO: Tunisia: Design and Implementation of the English Access Microscholarship Program, 2018-2020

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE U.S. EMBASSY TUNIS Notice of Funding Opportunity   Funding Opportunity Title:  Tunisia: Design and Implementation of the English Access Microscholarship Program, 2018-2020 Deadline for Applications:   October 24, 2018 at 11:59 pm local time in Tunisia (10:59 pm UTC) Total Amount Available:       Up to $ 360,000   Public Affairs Section of the ...
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Imen Hamdi – Veterinarian

Imen Hamdi – Veterinarian KAIROUAN On a farm in Abida, in the region of Kairouan, there is an air of hopeful anticipation. Imen Hamdi, a young veterinarian, is calmly tending a cow in a stall which is about to give birth. Imen’s livestock veterinary services are greatly appreciated in the region and many farmers will ...
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Mashrou3i Helps Five Young Entrepreneurs Tap Into the Solar Power Market

Mashrou3i Helps Five Young Entrepreneurs Tap Into the Solar Power Market and Transform Competition Into Cooperation KAIROUAN As the sun beats down brightly in Kairouan, you can see Tunisia’s huge potential for solar power. To expand the country’s renewable energy capacity, the Tunisian government is investing heavily in the sector. Many farmers have already received ...
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Ambassador’s Remarks at the Closing Ceremony of CEED Tunisia

Minister of Finance Ridha Chalghoum, CEED Tunisia president Hichem Elloumi, Wafa, Sonia, Zeineb, Wajdi, and especially the CEED participants and entrepreneurs here today from Gabes, Medenine, Tunis, and Tataouine, good morning. I would like to thank you for being here today.  In just one year, this project has helped 100 entrepreneurs gain knowledge and coaching ...
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Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo: Religious Freedom Belongs to Everyone

Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo Op-ed in USA Today July 24, 2018  Religious Freedom Belongs to Everyone Around the world, religious minorities are persecuted and stripped of human rights. This is an issue many countries must work together to solve. Last month, Mohammad Salas, a member of the Iranian Gonabadi Sufi dervish community persecuted ...
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Ambassador Rubinstein’s Remarks at the 2018 Independence Day Celebration

Independence Day Ambassador Remarks كلمة السفير بمناسبة عيد الإستقلال   Good evening, everyone, and Happy 4th of July! سيَداتي وسادتي الأفاضل، مساء الخير ومرحبًا بكم! يشرّفني أنْ أقف بين ضيوف مِن أمثالكم، متميّزين مُلهمين لِمَن حولهم. وأودّ أنْ أشكر كلّ واحد منكم على تشريفنا بحضوركم احتفالنا هذا باستقلال الولايات المتّحدة. معالي رئيس مجلس نوّاب الشعب، ...
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U.S. Congratulates Tunisians on Municipal Elections

Press Statement Heather Nauert Department Spokesperson Washington, DC May 7, 2018 The United States congratulates the people of Tunisia on the country’s first-ever free municipal elections, which took place on Sunday. These elections represented an important step in the consolidation of its democracy. As Tunisia meets the democratic milestones set out in its constitution, the ...
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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo Remarks at Swearing-in Ceremony

Mike Pompeo Secretary of State Remarks  Ben Franklin Room Washington, DC May 2, 2018 This is truly humbling. Thank you very much, Mr. President, for those kind words. Thank you, Mr. Vice President, for being here today to honor me by swearing me in. Thank you, Ambassador Lawler. Ambassador Glendon, thank you so much for that ...
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OIG Fraud Alert – Local Vendor

The U.S. Department of State’s Office of the Inspector General continues to receive credible information that bad actors are targeting vendors overseas in an effort to defraud foreign businesses.  The current scheme, affecting U.S. Embassies and Consulates in the Middle East and Africa region, involves unknown individuals purporting to be contracting officials from Embassies. Consulates ...
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On the Occasion of Tunisia’s National Day

Press Statement John J. Sullivan Deputy Secretary of State Washington, DC March 20, 2018 On behalf of the Government of the United States of America, I offer congratulations on the occasion of the 62nd anniversary of Tunisia’s independence. Tunisia’s impressive democratic transition continues to serve as an inspiration to the world. We commend the Tunisian ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Personal Security Reminder The U.S. Embassy in Tunis, Tunisia informs American citizens that due to protests occurring in Tunisia focused on the United States, the U.S. Embassy will be closing early on Friday, December 8, 2017. American citizens are reminded to review their personal security plans; remain aware of their ...
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Press Statement as Delivered by Deputy Secretary of State John J. Sullivan

Tunis, November 18, 2017  Press Statement as Delivered by Deputy Secretary of State John J. Sullivan, Following Meeting with Senior Tunisian Government Officials to Discuss Political, Economic, and Security Cooperation     Thank you very much.  I am honored to be here in Tunisia and to have the opportunity to meet with President Caid Essebsi, ...
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Tunisian Civil Society Organizations Announce Their Municipal Elections Observation Projects

TUNIS (Tuesday, July 18, 2017) – As part of its program to support the monitoring of domestic election efforts in Tunisia, the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI), along with its six partner associations, officially launched today six projects aimed at observing the different aspects of the municipal elections process. Chahed Observatory, Youth Without Borders (JSF), Ofiya ...
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Ambassador’s Remarks at Launch of Machrou3i Phase II

As Prepared for Delivery Machrou3i (Phase II) Launch Event Remarks Minister Abdelkafi, Minister Ladhari, Minister Khalbous, Minister Hammami, distinguished guests, good afternoon. It gives me great pleasure to be here today to celebrate the launch of Phase II of Machrou3i, or “my project” in Arabic.  First and foremost, I would like to take the opportunity ...
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Millennium Challenge Corporation Board of Directors Selects Tunisia for New Compacts

MCC Selects Tunisia for new compacts; recognizes Tunisian commitment to good governance, investments in its people, and economic freedom. Tunisia-specific selections from MCC announcement: WASHINGTON, D.C., Dec. 14 — At its quarterly meeting on December 13, 2016, the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) Board of Directors selected Burkina Faso, Sri Lanka and Tunisia for new MCC compacts ...
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