Posted by: Agence Tunis Afrique Presse

An “advocacy workshop” will be held March 28 in Tunis by the Confederation Of Tunisian Citizen Entreprises (French: CONECT) and ANIMA Investment Network to reinforce the diaspora’s involvement in entrepreneurship and productive investment in Tunisia.

The workshop, which is part of the “DiafrikInvest” project, will offer the occasion to discuss the national pro-diaspora strategy and exchange views with other countries on the diaspora’s mobilisation tools for investment, a CONECT press release pointed out.

The DiafrikInvest project, funded by the European Union and coordinated by ANIMA Investment Network in partnership with ACIM (France), CONECT (Tunisia), Startup Maroc (Morocco) and the CJD (Senegal), seeks to speed up and support the mobilisation of the diaspora high talents, entrepreneurs and investors to foster business relations between Europe, Morocco, Senegal and Tunisia.

These concrete proposals help initiate a technical assistance phase during which DiafrikInvest will develop pilot actions to reinforce coordination of actions targeting the diaspora.

Custom-made support process of Tunisian entrepreneurs

In another connection, the CONECT and ANIMA Investment Network partner to launch a support programme for 20 Tunisian entrepreneurs starting May 2018, to ensure the development of their enterprises worldwide.

The DiafrikInvest project will also provide a 9-month mentoring for these entrepreneurs and the possibility to go to Europe and visit their mentor company to make the most of their business connections on the spot.

At the end of these services, a new selection will allow the most promising entrepreneurs and their partners to benefit from a communication and marketing campaign on crowd-funding platforms and have access to meetings with potential funders.