Youth Unemployment in Tunisia

Youth Unemployment in Tunisia

AAM partnered with Mosaique FM to host a town hall discussion on Tunisia’s youth unemployment crisis. The event broadcast live on Mosaique FM and connected audiences in the coastal city of Nabeul and the rural city of Syliana.

The timely discussion covered topics such as:

  • The gap between youth skill sets and the jobs available to them.
  • The barriers young entrepreneurs face in acquiring startup capital and bringing their ideas to life.
  • The success of women in the workforce and how it impacts employment prospects for young men.

Young unemployed participants had the unique opportunity to voice their concerns directly to Tunisia’s Minister of Employment, Abdelwahab Moattart. The lively debate cleared up many misconceptions about the causes and expected solutions to the issue of youth unemployment, such as the gap between youth skill sets and the jobs available to them, and the barriers young entrepreneurs face in acquiring start-up capital and bringing their ideas to life.

An online poll run by Mosaique FM during the program showed that 57% of Tunisians believe it is the responsibility of the unemployed to find jobs, while 43% believe it is the responsibility of the state.