Network 20/20’s Tunisia Entrepreneurial Diplomacy Program
Tunisia received a lot of attention following the start of the Arab Spring in 2010 as both the genesis of the region-wide uprisings and as one of the only success stories, having transitioned from the Ben Ali regime to a pluralistic democracy with a new constitution. However, gains are proving fragile. The economic dissatisfaction that prompted the Jasmine Revolution persists and political stalemates and infighting threaten its democracy. We believe that understanding the drivers of the current situation and hearing Tunisians’ ideas for solutions, particularly those with solutions that lie with input from the private sector, are areas where Network 20/20 expertise and global network can have a positive impact through awareness-raising, advocacy, or program development.
Tunisia was selected in consultation with Network 20/20’s Advisory Council members and topic matter experts.
What are the program’s objectives?
Who are the participants of the research program?
A select group of delegates accompanied by Network 20/20’s staff and fellows will travel to Tunisia for approximately ten days of meetings (potentially from May 25th to June 5th, 2022). The delegation will meet with individuals whose expertise will span key industries and sectors in Tunisia, including leading business people from domestic and multinational companies, journalists, law, civil society leaders, and high-level government officials.