Tunisia’s economy has struggled to keep up with its increasing youth population. The National Institute of Statistics in 2017 found that the higher the level of education obtained by Tunisian youth, the less likely they were to be employed. With support from local partner organisations, SPARK is working to counter this phenomenon by developing Tunisia’s private sector through entrepreneurship training and support for small and medium enterprises (SMEs). Similarly, by developing modules on entrepreneurship for Tunisia’s higher education institutes and training university lecturers, we aim to decrease reliance on public sector employment.
Programmes in this location
From Innovation to Creation
The From Innovation to Creation programme strengthens innovation through supporting cluster cooperation and start-up ecosystems in the Southern Neighbourhood countries….
Local Employment in Africa for Development (LEAD)
By developing business ideas, providing training and coaching, and supporting access to finance, LEAD establishes new businesses in Libya, Tunisia…
Safeguarding MSMEs during COVID-19
SPARK and SANAD are helping to safeguard jobs by supporting MSMEs to survive or expand in Tunisia, Palestine and Lebanon.
“Our unique supply chain model is a game-changer for farmers and consumers alike”
“I’m inspired to dream bigger and expand my startup”
“Factory workers isolate to produce face masks”
“Entrepreneur donates protective suits to police”
Opening pathways to employment
News about Tunisia
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2022 Annual Report
The Annual Report provides comprehensive information on SPARK’s activities throughout the preceding year. Published with the approval of the Supervisory…
IGNITE Conference: September 13, 2022
SPARK is to host the 9th edition of its annual IGNITE conference on Tuesday 13th September this year. The event,…