Archive forFebruary, 2015

  • TAYP February 2015 Editorial

    Dear TAYP subscribers and readers, 2015 is brimming with positive changes. Tunisia elected a new parliament and president, and has just crafted a new government. Furthermore, TAYP has finalized its plans for 2015 and completed its management team expansion. We recently finalized the structure of the new management team and we are all excited to announce that the […] Read More
  • US State Department and USAID Request $134M for Tunisia for Fiscal Year 2016

    On Monday February 2, USAID Administrator Raj Shah and U.S. Deputy Secretary of State for Management and Resources Heather Higginbottom announced the FY16 requested budget required for the State Department and USAID to carry out their missions worldwide. The FY16 requested budget for Tunisia is $134M, of which $55M are dedicated to Economic Support (ESF), an […] Read More
  • Ambassador Chelaifa Appointed Secretary of State in Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    TAYP would like to congratulate Ambassador Mohamed Ezzine Chelaifa, Tunisia’s current ambassador to the United States, for his recent appointment to the position of Secretary of State within the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Ambassador Chelaifa joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1983 and previously served as the ambassador in Australia, Spain, and South Africa. […] Read More
  • Meet an Executive Team Member: An Interview with Ikbel Achour

    TAYP is pleased to work with a newly expanded Executive Team who will manage a variety of organizational objectives and help to support the implementation of TAYP’s strategic vision for 2015. I had the opportunity to speak with Ikbel Achour about her background, her goals for the coming year, and the role she envisions for […] Read More
  • Introducing TAYP’s Expanded Executive Team

    As TAYP continues to grow and develop its unique programming and set goals for the coming year, it is critical to create a team to support the ongoing impact of TAYP on the Tunisian entrepreneurial ecosystem. TAYP is pleased to introduce three key figures, Ikbel Achour, Mahmoud Hachicha, and Courtney Joline, who will provide their […] Read More
  • TAYP Meeting with Congressman David Price

    On January 16, TAYP President Firas Ben Achour, along with fellow TAYP members and other individuals from the Tunisian-American community in Raleigh, North Carolina, met with Congressman David Price at his North Carolina office. Congressman Price represents the 4th district, also known as the Research Triangle, which consists of a vibrant and emerging technology hub […] Read More