Meet Our 2021-2023 Tunisia Fellows and In-Country Advisor
What is the Entrepreneurial Diplomacy Fellowship?
Network 20/20’s Entrepreneurial Diplomacy Fellowship is the engine that drives the research, network building, and programmatic outcomes of the Entrepreneurial Diplomacy program.
What are the responsibilities of fellows?
The responsibilities will evolve as the project progresses and much of what will happen in the third phase (outreach) will depend on the information that we learn in the first and second phases.
In the first stage, fellows will work with Network 20/20’s office and their own contacts to build networks and conduct, record, and share interviews with people (academics, civil society leaders, U.S. and Tunisian government officials, entrepreneurs, business people, journalists) to unwrap the current issues and broader context and use those learnings to outline broad themes to the following stages of the project. Each project will result in a focus on policy advocacy, awareness-raising, or a project (see Network 20/20’s BOLD project with Bosnia and Herzegovina as an example), and this initial research will help point the way to the specific outreach method in the later stage. The outline of each phase is below:
During the second stage, the actual on-the-ground portion of the trip (which will take place at the end of May or early June 2022), the Fellows will play a lead role in the group, helping to prepare the rest of the group for meetings, ensuring that all notes are handed in, and serving as co-leads for meetings with other group participants.
In the third stage, following the trip, the Fellows will work with the Network 20/20 office to drive outreach activities that could include the following: writing articles, participating in panel discussions, helping with project design, searching for funding opportunities, or briefing U.S. officials.