Since the 2011 revolution, that put an end to long decades of dictatorship, Tunisia had to undergo political changes. However, the country remains fragile facing lack of investments and high levels of unemployment. In fact, the demands for decent jobs are not yes satisfied, and primarily youth, who have been the driving force of the current transformation, remain frustrated.
Especially in South-Tunisia, unemployment remains a major problem. One of the reasons for the growing number of people seeking work is that the Tunisian economy has not created enough jobs for the rapidly growing number of young people who enter the labor market each year. In addition, the demands of the labor market do not match the training of the young people, and entrepreneurial thinking is still not widespread in newly created companies.
Not only does unemployment weaken the entire region, it also leads to a demoralizing lack of prospects.
Although the potential is available due to the young and motivated population, new start-ups often fail in the critical initial phase.
Indeed, a handful of different initiatives were created to attract, recruit, coach, and link potential entrepreneurs with institutions, but these often lack synergies, coordination and in some cases the duplication of work.
Therefore, Hilfswerk International strengthens the capacities of all involved stakeholders in the entrepreneurial ecosystem to improve their efficiency in the fields of consultation, advice and coaching of current and future entrepreneurs.