22 July 2011

Tunisia: Mo Ibrahim Foundation to Host Flagship Events in Country in November

press release

Tunis — Following an audience with Prime Minister Beji Caid el Sebsi, Dr Mo Ibrahim announced that the Mo Ibrahim Foundation will hold its next annual gathering in Tunis on 11-13 November. Gathering leading global figures this will highlight the vital role that citizens can play in improving governance.

The concert will be open to the public and feature major Tunisian artists alongside African superstars, Youssou N’Dour and Angelique Kidjo. The cultural event will celebrate the critical role that Tunisia’s youth have recently played in the country. The Discussion Forum will address ‘African Agriculture: from meeting needs to wealth creation.’ It will gather key stakeholders to examine the crucial issues underlying the potential of African agriculture, food security and rural development.

Dr Mo Ibrahim said of the upcoming events, “In recognition of its leading role in sparking a movement for greater transparency and accountability by governments, we are looking forward to convening in Tunisia in November. It will be an opportunity for our continent to pay homage to the young people of Tunisia and also to examine an issue that could either fuel unrest across the continent or drive forward its development.”

Members of African civil society, the private sector, governments, multilateral and regional institutions -as well as key partners from the international community - will gather over two days in Tunis for these events.

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