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03
Jan
2021
وما ينبت النرجس إلا من البصل...

كان يومًا هادئًا في منتصف شهر يناير. كان التونسيون حول العالم ملتصقين بشاشة الجزيرة ويبحرون على الفيسبوك، المصادرين الموثوقين الوحيدين للمعلومات خلال ثورة 2010. كان الجو مُعتمًا بالخارج وكان هادئًا جدًا بسبب فرض حظر التجول. تم إغلاق المطار، لكن هناك…

01
Jan
1970
تطبيق القانون حرفا بعد حرف

البلديات وتمويل الجمعيات
 

في عام 2018، انتخبت تونس ديمقراطيًا المجالس البلدية لأول مرة. عند تولي مسؤوليات المجلس، وبين عشية وضحاها تم تكليف الأعضاء المنتخبين بتنفيذ "مجلة الجماعات المحلية "، بعد عقود من العادات الراسخة وغير…

09
Feb
2020
Implementing the law, one letter at a time.

Tunisian Municipalities and Association Funding.
 

In 2018, Tunisia democratically elected municipal councils for the first time. Upon assuming their council responsibilities, the elected members were tasked with implementing a brand new Local Government Code nearly overnight, with little to…

10
Jul
2018
the role of art and artists in the Mediterranean society

-Speech at the 'Rethinking the Euro-Mediterranean cultural partnership' 2018- 

 

In 2016 a survey[1] to evaluate youth drug consumption and free time use, took part in the Medina, the historical urban quarter of Tunis. The survey concerned youth age 15-19,…

06
Apr
2020
Chott el Jerid Solo Crossing

When Amir Ben-Gacem was a little boy, a family trip to the South of Tunisia marked him forever. Looking out the car window, he saw a magical, lifeless mirage: a vast land of dried mud, covered with a sheet of…

08
Dec
2019
Kayraouani Millennium

Press release 8/12/2019


Blue Fish, a firm specialized in improving the socio-economic dynamic of heritage, organizes the ‘Kayraouani Millennium’ celebration at Dar Ben Gacem Kahia on the 8th of December 2019. The Kayraouani is an Arabic calligraphic script that…

11
Nov
2019
متساكن مواطن قبل ذكاء المدن

انتخبت تونس العام الماضي أول مجالس بلدية حقيقية. فتم الآن تحرير المجالس من وزارة الداخلية وأصبح لديها وزارة جديدة خاصة بالشؤون المحلية والبيئية. الانّ المجالس تمثل تمثيلا فعليّا لمجتمعهم، ولا ينتمي أعضاؤهم جميعًا إلى الحزب السياسي الوحيد ذو…

10
Aug
2019
To digital participate or not to participate

A year ago, Tunisia elected its first ‘real’ municipal councils. Councils have now been freed from ministry of interior and have their own new ministry of local affaires and the environment. The councils are final real representations of their community,…

10
Jul
2018
امرأة تونسية وثلاث حملات انتخابية

أنا رائدة أعمال وريادة الأعمال لا تُميّز بين الجنسين، وهي تقوم على معادلة بسيطة: أن تعمل قدر المستطاع، وأن تُضحي بالغالي والثمين، ثم بعد الكثير من الجهد والوقت والمثابرة، وتحمُّل الضغط، وإذا كان الحظ في صفك، ستحقق النجاح…

09
Feb
2016
Reviving Historical Urban Quarters Using Creative Industries

Tunisian Japan Symposium 17 – 19 Sept. 2016, Management Strategy Towards the Establishment of Innovative Society

Abstract

The purpose of this work is to revive the historical urban quarters of Tunis Medina, through improved socio-cultural urban dynamics of creative industry…

06
May
2019
Crowd-hoping thanks to sports

In 2016, I led a survey to evaluate youth drug consumption in the Medina, the historical urban quarter of Tunis. The survey focuses on students aged 15-19, from nine high schools. The results of the survey showed a rate of…

11
Feb
2018
٦ نصائح للنجاح في بيع منتجاتك عبر الانترنت

ظهرت التجارة ۔ أي تبادل السلع والخدمات ۔ منذ ظهور الإنسان. إذ تقص كتب التاريخ قصص الحروب والاستعمار والهجرات التي تعود كلها لسبب واحد ألا وهو رغبة البعض في امتلاك ما يعوزهم وما يملكه غيرهم، أكانت أراضي خصبة،…

11
Oct
2018
Halfa: The beautiful dangerous weed of hope

Yamna just got back from her hunt on Chanbi Mountain, 40 miles from the city of Kasserine in Tunisia. Now her whole house is filled with halfa, and she can’t wait to start braiding the grasses into baskets that will travel all…

10
Oct
2018
Three Election Campaigns and a Tunisian Woman

I am an entrepreneur; entrepreneurship is gender blind and it is a simple formula; you just work as hard as you can, sacrifice all you can, and after a lot of time you get lucky, and if you can persist…

29
Jul
2018
Partenariat public-priv

Le plus grand succès de la révolution tunisienne est l’initiation de la société civile, finalement capable de compléter et partager les ressources et expertise avec son gouvernement. Avec le défi socioéconomique croissant, le gouvernement se trouve en manque d’outils nécessaires…

19
Nov
2017
Social Entrepreneuship to sustain civil activism (IIE article)

Tunisia’s 2011 revolution brought many economic challenges, due in part to the country’s heavy dependency on foreign trade and investments, which slowed down as the world watched the country adjust to its new post-revolution reality. The revolution also brought many…

03
Nov
2016
SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP FROM THE MIDDLE AGES

Thanks to volunteering with MedinaPedia, a project launched by Carthagina & ASM Tunis to upload historical information about the Medina of Tunis onto Wikipedia, I have discovered that the Medina contains 28 Madrasas (schools which were built to educate civil servants). Some…

10
Apr
2016
THE MEDINA

Once upon a time, the artisans of the Medina of Tunis were the masters of trade and commerce. Five words were used, to describe the entire urban commercial system which regulated the Medina’s artisans and their trade.

The “Orf”, is…

18
Mar
2016
THE CHECHIA; A LITTLE RED HAT WITH A GLOBAL BRAND

When visiting Souk el-Chaouachia in the Medina of Tunis, you find yourself passing by the little workshops of Chaouachi (Chechia artisans), where you can observe them, in their working overalls, busily working, brushing, ironing, checking the finishing or counting Chechias.…

10
Mar
2016
HOW TO: RESTORE AN OLD HOME INTO A BUSINESS

After my modest entrepreneurial adventure of restoring an old home into a boutique hotel, all I see are opportunities for more adventures at almost every corner of the oldest part of our beloved capital, the Medina. I am not a…