After the end of the revolution, Tunisia had to undergo political changes, which are part of the necessary transition to a pluralistic and democratic society. However, the political situation is still tense. The demands for adequate jobs and appropriate training have not yet been fulfilled. Young people who are the main driving force behind this revolutionary movement are still frustrated because the labor market situation is almost unchanged.
The Tataouine, Medenine and Kebili regions in the South of Tunisia are among the most disadvantaged regions in the country with an unemployment rate of around 25%. One of the reasons for high unemployment lies in the education system: university graduates are not equipped with the skills that meet the requirements of the labor markets.
The aim of this project is to increase the income and employment opportunities for the population of Southern Tunisia. The promotion and development of an innovative entrepreneurial culture aims at reducing the unemployment rate in Southern Tunisia.
The two main project components are to strengthen the viability of existing small businesses on the one hand, and the support of Tunisian start-ups on the other hand:
Entrepreneurship initiatives of particularly disadvantaged population groups and women (at least 50%) are supported by training and financial start-up aid.
- Performing professional training in business planning, soft skills and personal development
- Trainings for trainers
- Provision of financial start-up aid for innovative business ideas in the fields of tourism, agriculture, crafts and gastronomy with a focus on the preservation of cultural (Berber) traditions
- Creation of 120-140 jobs
What does RAED stand for?
RAED is a common Arabic male name, used to label a leader or pioneer. In this context, the name RAED refers to the future leaders and young entrepreneurs who will take the lead and build the economy in Southern Tunisia
- 245 people through training in business planning, soft skills and personal development
- 82 people through financial start-up aid for their innovative business ideas (60% of them are female)
- 306 people through job procurement
- 40-50 local trainers and teachers through "training of trainers"
The districts Tataouine, Medenine and Kebili in the South of Tunisia
Supported by a grant from the Open Society Foundations