Tunisia: Innovagrowomed Project Launches Call for Applications to Train 20 Women From Medenine in Blue Crab Processing

Tunis/Tunisia — The InnovAgroWoMed Project –Social Innovation in the Agri-food sector for Women’s Empowerment in the Mediterranean sea basin–is launching a call for applications to a training course for women in the governorate of Medenine , wishing to engage in the processing of fishery products, notably blue crab.

The call aims to select 20 participants aged between 18 and 45 years old, willing to work in the fishery products processing sector, notably blue crab in Medenine. The selected candidates will be offered a capacity-building programme including classroom and online training, practical work sessions and personalised support, job opportunities and participation in a training camp in Sicily.

The course not only builds the participants’ managerial and digital capacities, but also offers them specific technical and sectoral training to equip them with the specific skills required by the sector’s companies.

This capacity building course lasts 600 hours spread over a period of 10 months (from June 2021 to March 2022).

The deadline for applications is set for June 01, 2021 at 4:00 pm (Tunis time).

The InnovAgroWoMed project is co-financed by the ENI-CBC Med Programme (2014-2020). It is a 3-year project, implemented in Italy, Spain, Tunisia and Palestine. It aims to stimulate women’s participation in work and entrepreneurship by leveraging the potential of the agri-food sector.

This project will focus on two European regions (Valencia, Spain and Sicily, Italy) and two MENA areas (Béja and Médenine in Tunisia, and Palestine), identified as suitable for the implementation and scaling up of a sustainable value model in the agri-food sector: Rural Social Innovation (RSI).

In Tunisia, 35 women will be empowered with the necessary skills to improve their capacities. At least 28 women (80%) will find employment after completion of the training thanks to the subsequent job placement activities, and the possibility of providing small financial resources.

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