“After the revolution, many political parties were created. Thus, the problem of conflict between the interests of these parties caused the chaotic political crisis of 2013. This crisis has been solved by a national dialogue that took place. I am currently writing a scientific article …to show how dialogue can resolve conflicts peacefully and protect us from violence.”
“The participation of women in politics is weak. I would like to organize a training session for young girls in elementary school, in my hometown to help girls unlock their leadership potential. I believe that young girls have the right to dream about being president of the republic, a minister or a political party president. My target is to empower these Tunisian girls to be future political or business leaders.”
“Effective democracy requires informed, active citizens who understand, and can voice their interests. In 10 years, I think that my country will build itself as a young democracy with three independent powers. 1) Rights and freedoms will be protected by the constitution. 2) A constitutional court will be established to oversee the constitutionality of draft laws and treaties, and 3) Tunisia will progress on the path of democracy thanks to its constitution, institutions, civil society, young people and women.”
“I am a member of a commission whose mission is to reform the administrative judiciary system, we work for better access to justice and making people aware of their rights, especially in distant regions. Our aim is to better serve poor and low income citizens and remove barriers that prevent them from claiming their rights.”
“The poor get poorer, people don’t participate in developing solutions to the problems we are facing…The economy is the most difficult challenge in our country, but how we can improve our economy if people do not feel involved? In Jandouba if you mention “Social entrepreneurship” they will say, “Why would I do something without getting paid?” To change this attitude, we should create activities and encourage people to develop their ideas and take steps to become social entrepreneurs.”
“I am passionate about the power of entrepreneurship and believe that high-impact entrepreneurs are strong change agents with the greatest potential for impact. They can trigger social and economic change and even scale this change to the world; nevertheless they can better perform in an optimized environment that instills entrepreneurial spirit and allows them to overcome barriers in initiating or growing initiatives. The situation in our country is now perfect to improve this entrepreneurial ecosystem.”
He wants to develop a “Social Innovation Impact Hub”. It is a social innovation lab, business incubator, and social enterprise community center. The Hub is structured as a Learning organization skilled at creating, acquiring and transferring knowledge and innovation to tackle social issues to achieve system-level change through sustainable and innovative scalable solutions, and at modifying its behavior to reflect new knowledge and insights.”
“The constitution-drafting process provides a platform for pure political negotiation to take place, where political choices and decisions come not only from a will to enshrine noble values and safeguards from dictatorship, but also from politics. I have closely observed and worked on this process – the first of its kind in Tunisia – and learned while working with political actors and how to adapt to a tense political atmosphere. This experience provided me with an insight on the emerging political dynamics in Tunisia and the background in which the constitution was drafted.“
“While the rest of Arab Spring countries devolved into instability, Tunisia’s transition is still progressing. The road ahead is full of challenges that Tunisians should not lose sight of.”
“With 70 percent of firms and all the teaching hospitals located in coastal regions in Tunisia, inequalities and regional disparities are deeply entrenched in Tunisian society. As a member of the social dialogue on health policies I am participating in addressing this chronic imbalance. Besides Political leadership and capacity building of the local government institutions, the role of the civil society is fundamental in raising awareness about this chronic imbalance and to advocating for developing an inclusive Tunisia.”
He hopes to develop the “Tunisian Public Health Next Generation Network” a national network of students, young professionals and researchers which aims to improve knowledge exchange, promote career development in public health and advocate for a better public health training programs in Tunisia.
“We work to develop the competencies of public auditors well skilled to fight corruption….I hope to develop lobbying skills to convince decision makers to reorganize the governmental audit function and to develop a strategy to fight against FRAUD.”
Rebuilding a democratic state after a long period of dictatorship is a major challenge. In fact, after reading the new constitution, and succeeding to organize the parliamentary election, the whole nation will have as its mission to live in a democratic state based on law, respect of others and vigilance to avoid going backwards. As the first demand of the people in the revolution, reducing the unemployment rate is an immediate challenge. So the government must develop a strategy to enhance employment, for skilled and unskilled people. I think that a strong administration, transparent, and well-governed and in which there is no corruption, is essential to achieve these aims.
She wants to convince the new government to improve the effectiveness of the public audit function, and build cooperation with American and Arab bodies to develop a worldwide think-tank regarding auditing and fighting fraud.
“In my country half the population is under 30 years old but only 4.5% of them registered in the last election. We thought about a way to change that and it came through the main project of our association: the Tunisian Youth Parliament. An event that gathers youth from all other Tunisia in order, first of all, to learn debate technique and be familiar with compromise, and secondly, to learn the soft skills that are needed to become an effective leader in the next political generation.”
“I think that the youth inclusion in the society is the most challenging problem facing Tunisia because it’s a multi-dimensional problem. My vision for Tunisia in 10 years will be that this tiny country become a political, economic and social model for all the Arab region. We don’t have natural resources but we have educated people and if until now the democratic process didn’t stop its thanks to that asset.”
“Many people think that the big issue is purely political and by finding a common ground of understanding between the different parts of the political spectrum we can assure a smooth transition. Personally, I deeply believe that the real challenge is economic and social one! The high rate of poverty and unemployment is a handicap to all our efforts and dream. The cure can’t be only bureaucratic or political: it has to be a concept made by the people and for the people.”
“I really believe that in less than 10 years Tunisia will succeed to be the light house guiding all the other countries seeking for liberty and democracy… in 2011, we had a major problem of waste management and garbage disposal, so I know that I can find the technical ways to make this waste a useful material to create wealth and promote industries with high tech means of production and with the essential participation of citizens to do the collecting work and to feel responsible of the success of the project.