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Tunisia: launch of first academy of women entrepreneurs

The first academy of women entrepreneurs was launched Thursday in Tunis, in the presence

of Tunisian women entrepreneurs, economic experts and representatives of the International Labour Organisation (ILO).

Raoudha Ben Saber, President of the National Chamber of Women Entrepreneurs (French: CNFCE) said the academy of women entrepreneurs is the result a co-operation between CNFCE and ILO.

The academy will work, through training workshops, to strengthen the visibility of CNFCE as a privileged actor in the promotion of women’s entrepreneurship, build the capacity of CNFCE in gaining new theoretical and practical knowledge and initiating youth to entrepreneurship.

Director ILO office for Maghreb countries, Mohamed Ali Deyahi said the first academy of women entrepreneurs will largely contribute to improve the skills of women entrepreneurs.

Minister of Women, Family and Child, Samira Merai recalled the poor rate of women’s employability which does not exceed 20% compared with 53% globally.

She said her department has set up a national programme to support women’s economic entrepreneurship to increase women’s participation to economic level to 35% in the 2016-

2020 development plan compared with 28% now.

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