Idmej Project Launch Ceremony to Support the Inclusion of Vulnerable Communities

Chargée d’Affaires, a.i. Natasha Franceschi joined the Minister of Social Affairs Malek Zahi and the Minister of Family, Women, Childhood and the Elderly Amel Moussa Belhaj to launch the Idmej project to support the inclusion of vulnerable communities. Through this $4 million grant, Idmej aims to help eliminate gender-based violence by supporting women’s shelters and ... Read More»

I WATCH and U.S. Embassy Strengthen Citizen Access to Information

Chargée d’affaires, a.i. Natasha Franceschi joined the I-Watch team for the closing ceremony of the “Upstream Access to Information” project.  Through 350 partnerships with municipalities and 24 associations across Tunisia, this U.S. government project funded through the Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI) provided Tunisians with greater access to information and increased transparency. “Projects like “Upstream Access to Information” showcase the ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Maintains its’ Commitment to Advancing Gender Equality and Preventing and Responding to Gender-Based Violence

Acknowledging the threats of gender-based violence (GBV) and the pressing need to have well-trained lawyers to assist victims, the U.S. Embassy’s Assistance Unit worked with the American Bar Association Rule of Law (ABA ROLI) to implement the Safety and Women Advancement (SAWA) project to develop a network of lawyers to provide rapid legal assistance to women at low cost. ABA ... Read More»

Memorandum of Understanding between the U.S. Embassy and the Ministry of Health to Support Governance in the Health Sector

U.S. Ambassador Donald Blome joined the Minister of Health Faouzi Mehdi today for the launch of the $5 million USD SAHA project. In partnership with CIPE, the SAHA project supports the Ministry’s efforts to improve the management of public hospitals, strengthen the pharmaceutical supply chain and provide training opportunities to Tunisian health professionals across the ... Read More»

U.S. Ambassador Donald Blome Attended the U.S. Embassy-funded project “The Democracy Awakening Toolkit” Ceremony

U.S. Ambassador Donald Blome joined the Minister Education, Fethi Sellaouti, the President of the Independent High Authority for Elections, Nabil Baffoun, and the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) during a ceremony to celebrate the “Democracy Awakening Toolkit” that IFES produced as part of the U.S. Embassy-funded project.  “The Democracy Awakening Toolkit” was produced and distributed throughout primary, preparatory and secondary schools in ... Read More»

Assistance Unit’s Project Launches the First Online Platform to link Municipalities, Deputies, and Civil Society

On January 27, the Tunisian Accountability and Political Participation (TAPP) project successfully launched the first online platform designed to enhance communication between municipal councils, deputies and civil society.  With support from the U.S. Embassy’s Assistance Unit, the “Eselni” digital platform has created a participatory space where citizens can debate, advocate, and voice concerns about issues ... Read More»

The US Embassy Supports Tunisia’s Civil Society Through New Electronic Platform

As part of the U.S. Embassy’s Assistance Unit (AU) $5.6 million  “Increasing Accountability in Tunisia” project in partnership with the National Center for States Courts (NCSC), the Ministry of Relations with Civil Society and the NCSC signed an agreement on December 15 to establish an electronic platform for civil society organizations (CSOs). This platform will ... Read More»

Assistance Unit Funded Project Assists Violence Against Women Hotline Operators During Confinement

Because of the increased Gender-Based Violence reports during confinement, the Safety and Women’s Advancement (SAWA) program promptly responded to the Minister of Women Affairs’ request to support online coaching of Violence Against Women (VAW) hotline operators. SAWA organized individual and group coaching sessions with 17 hotline operators. The sessions covered practical topics such as stress ... Read More»

U.S. Congress Representatives Train Tunisian Deputies on COVID-19 Crisis Management 

Within its MEPI funded project to support political parties in Tunisia, the International Republican Institute (IRI) organized in cooperation with the House Democracy Partnership a third virtual exchange between the U.S. Congress and Tunisian Members of Parliament. The session focused on crisis management and the role of legislators in addressing the challenges of COVID-19 in ... Read More»

TAPP Project Launches an Online ChatBot to Educate about COVID-19

A group of Tunisian youth from Sfax and Nabeul participating in the Assistance Unit funded Tunisian Accountability and Political Participation (TAPP) project, designed a chatbot application on Facebook Messenger. The chatbot contains all the general information related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Additionally, it provides advice to users, and answers the most frequently asked questions and ... Read More»

MEPI Partner Conducts COVID-19 Crisis Trainings 

The International Republican Institute held three online trainings under its MEPI Strengthening Trust & Accountability in Tunisia program on crisis communication. A group of young activists, representatives of local governments and political parties, as well as public health experts participated in those trainings and learnt how to use proper crisis communication strategies to support the ... Read More»

MEPI Project Dedicates a Newsletter to Inform Citizens about Municipal Safety Measures 

MEPI-funded project devoted its newsletter to benchmark and cover the safety practices that the municipalities of Medenine are adopting in light of the current crisis. The newsletter will serve as an informative tool to keep local citizens updated on new procedures and measures undertaken by their municipalities. It will also enable the citizens to ... Read More»

Ambassador Blome’s Remarks in Medenine at Opening of INLUCC Regional Office

Thank you, Mr. President of the INLUCC and Mr. Governor. Ladies and Gentlemen, good morning and welcome. Thank you for inviting me to attend the inauguration of the regional office of the Anti-Corruption Authority (INLUCC) in the governorate of Medenine.  This is the opening of the second of five offices that the Embassy is supporting in interior regions. The United States collaborates with Tunisia ... Read More»

Ambassador Inaugurates New Projects at the National Authority for Anti-Corruption (INLUCC)

Good morning everyone. I am delighted to be here to participate in this special event.  I want to thank our fantastic host, Mr. Chawki Tabib, as well as our local and international partners, the media, and each of you for taking the time to join us for this signing ceremony. As you know, corruption distorts ... Read More»
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