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Youth Platform

Be relevant and close to the needs of the youth in Tunisia and break the barriers to their inclusion.

Women Platform

Pathways towards autonomy, education and women empowerment to participate fully in economic and political life.

BAC NA Platform

Promote business improvement and environment throughout the North African Region, with a focus on cross border regions.

Primary Goals

The primary goal of the MDI is to work toward the continued economic growth and competitiveness of the Mediterranean region, while focusing its activities on North African countries (Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, and Tunisia). The MDI accomplishes its mission by working closely with local, regional and international stakeholders in order to establish a platform for dialogue, devise diagnostics, find innovative solutions and help implement them. In doing so, MDI relies on participative democracy to identify relevant actors and to assess pertinent needs.

The core activities of the MDI were developed in line with the following goals:

  • Facilitating dialogue about major challenges to economic growth and regional integration and cooperation.
  • Helping accelerate reforms, further liberalization and overall improvement of business environment through advocacy efforts directed towards decision-makers and authorities.
  • Facilitating networking between business people in the Mediterranean (especially the Maghreb) region in collaboration with national associations.
  • Setting up cross-border projects, through the identification and prioritization of marketable and economically profitable and sustainable projects, on the basis of comprehensive strategies and policy planning.
  • Serving as a collective voice for businesswomen and businessmen to other corporations, professional associations, governments, multilateral organizations, civil society organizations etc..
  • Providing business development services and technical support
  • Fostering regional trade and transport facilitation through proposing measures for the elimination of non-tariff barriers to trade (NTBs), simplification of border crossing procedures, fighting corrupt practices at borders and promotion of safe border management
  • Increasing sensitivity to the importance of regional integration, market reforms, fighting against informal trade and smuggling, further liberalization and the global value chain

About Us

Executive board

Ghazi Ben Ahmed / Angela Kontouli / Khalil Ben Ahmed /Fadi Abassi / Ines Neffoussi/ Makrem Ben Khemis /Ines Fatouma Zariat
Taieb Chakroun / Selim Tekaya

Advisory Board

Antonio Neto da Silva ( chairman) / Stephen Day / Amira Yahyaoui /Gilles Jacob Lellouche /Leila Ben Gacem / Victor Jackovich / Karim Bendhaou / Anas El Gomati /Susanna Bina

Supervisory board

Sasha Toperish, Chairman / Goran Nedic, board member / Andrew Mullins, board member

Business Advisory Council

Abdelmajid Fechkeur / Abdelmonem Alyaser / Adel Dajani / Amel Bouchamaoui Hammami / Leila Belkhiria / Rabiaa El Alami / Bechir Oueddadi
Slim Othmani / Samy Boukaila

Ghazi Ben Ahmed
Founder, President and BAC-NA Plateform coordinator

Angela Kontouli
Women Empowerement Plateform Coordinator


Khalil Ben Ahmed
Youth Inclusion Plateform Coordinator
khalil.ben.ahmed.insat@gmail.com

Abassi Fadi
Head of IT Team
abassifadi@gmail.com

Makrem Ben Khamis
Youth Inclusion Plateform Advisor
makrembenkhemis@gmail.com

Inès Neffoussi
Inter Plateform Coordinator and Rails Girls Tunisia Founder

Inès fatouma Zariat
Communication Coordinator

Taieb Chakroun
Member

Selim Tekaya
Member

  • BAC NA Platform

    Promote business improvement and environment throughout the North African Region, with a focus on cross border regions.

  • Women Platform

    pathways towards autonomy.
    Education and women empowerment to participate fully in economic and political life.

  • Youth Platform

    Be relevant and close to the needs of the youth in Tunisia and break the barriers to their inclusion.

  • MDI Foundation

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