Five Tunisians Connect in Silicon Valley for TechWomen 2017

Five Tunisians are among the one hundred women leaders from Africa, the Middle East and Asia in the fields of science and technology who are currently in the U.S. to spend five weeks as part of the #TechWomen #Exchange program. Through mentorships with U.S. women leaders in STEM fields, the TechWomen participants will gain access and opportunities to strengthen business ties and build stronger ...
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PAS Supports Technovation National Pitch Competition for Young Women

The Technovation National Pitch gathered 22 teams representing 9 governorates from across Tunisia along with their mentors and parents to present their mobile applications before a panel of judges.  Ambassador Rubinstein delivered opening remarks, congratulating all of the teams on their work solving problems in their communities through the development of mobile apps.  PAS funded ...
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Embassy Sponsors Conference to Combat the Red Palm Weevil

The Chargé kicked off a three-day international conference in Tunis on combating the red palm weevil, a global pest which threatens the country’s date palm orchards.  More than 60,000 Tunisian households depend upon the date harvest for their livelihood, and dates comprise Tunisia’s second most important cash crop, behind olives (making up 12% of the ...
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Award Ceremony for the Winning Teams of Technovation Competition 2016

In partnership with the U.S. Embassy, Technovation Tunisia, an initiative launched by a Techwomen alumna, organized an award ceremony for the winning teams of the 2016 Technovation competition. The event was also an occasion to launch the 2017 Technovation competition.  150 girls ages 10 to 18 attended the event along with their parents and mentors ...
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A Roundtable Discussion on How to Be the Next Techwomen Leader

Women Leaders in Technology (WoLTech), an association founded by a group of Techwomen alumnae to support women in STEM fields, organized a round table discussion entitled “How to be the Next Techwomen Leader.” During the event, the WoLTech team introduced a group of Tunisian women working in STEM to the Techwomen program. The presentation was followed ...
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Second Anniversary of the U.S.-Tunisia Science ‎& Technology Cooperation Agreement

Deputy Chief of Mission Benjamin Moeling and Khalil Amiri, Secretary of State to the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, celebrate the second anniversary of the U.S.-Tunisia Science ‎& Technology Cooperation Agreement by opening a research seminar between American and Tunisian researchers.
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Technovation Inspires Tunisian Girls to Make Change

The IRC organized an interactive session entitled Technovation: Girls Solving Community Problems Through Mobile Applications, led by Amel Ghouila, Technovation Regional Ambassador in Tunisia and TechWomen alumna. The session started with an overview of the program by the global director of Technovation, Madhavi Bhasin, who joined via Skype from San Francisco and who focused on ...
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Mourad Ben Hassine Ben Ali, PhD: The Fulbright Visiting Scholarship Program

MOURAD BEN HASSINE BEN ALI, PHD: THE FULBRIGHT VISITING SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM, AUGUST 12, 2015 TO JUNE 30, 2016, BIOLOGY The Fulbright visiting scholar program made me realize how beautiful it is to travel and meet other people from different cultures. My stay at the University of Arkansas was very productive as a research scientist; I ...
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Ambassador Rubinstein’s Remarks at GIST

It’s an honor to be here today for the Global Innovation through Science and Technology (also known as GIST) DEMO Day.  The GIST initiative, a public private partnership led by the U.S. Department of State, has trained over 5,000 startups from emerging economies all around the world. It has connected millions of youth with entrepreneurship ...
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TechCampTunisia “Tech for Tomorrow’s Workforce”

TechCamp Tunisia, organized by U.S. Embassy Tunis and Amideast, brings together decision makers from non-governmental organizations, business leaders, Tunisian government representatives and entrepreneurs from Tunisia, Morocco, Algeria, Egypt and Libya who are interested in advancing solutions to youth employment through emerging and innovative technology tactics. TechCamp Tunisia’s theme, Tech for Tomorrow’s Workforce will involve brainstorming ...
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Techwomen Alumna Organizes Technovation Tunisia National Pitch

  TechWomen Alumna Amel Ghouila hosted the Technovation Tunisia National Pitch,  an apps development competition launched in Tunisia for the first time.  Nine teams of young girls from 6 different regions presented different mobile apps that they developed to solve problems in their communities.   A mentor guided the teams, whose members ranged in age ...
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