Selection Tunisia

Water Spirit SA

Our project Natural Biologically Active Bio Resources (NABAR) valorizes local vegetable, aquatic and human resources and by-products and provides some of the most potent antioxidants through cutting-edge biotechnological techniques. It offers valuable job opportunities for high, medium and low-skilled workers.

The Problem

The agricultural sector is among those which create the higher number of young graduates, especially female graduates. This high number of entries to the labour market constitutes the backbone of unemployment in Tunisia.

Female graduates also face many barriers including:

  • Significant wage gap
  • An absence of social security
  • Informal contracts
  • Bad transportation conditions

The Solution

We offer valuable job opportunities for high and medium-skilled graduate women. By incorporating gender sensitization and formalised contracts into our recruitment strategy, we increase the likelihood of job decency. This will create value in the local region which will be facilitated further, by offering a bonus for recruiting within regional proximity, age and gender status.

Furthermore, we also aim to create clear transportation lines, which will reduce commuting barriers. Workers entrusted with spirulina cultivation will also gain future self-employment opportunities once they master their operational and quality conditions procedure.

We will valorise local vegetable products and by-products while promoting aquatic and marine biotechnology mastery in the region through training, co-investing and inclusive hiring. Through co-investing, we intend to train people and assist them to produce easily cultivated microalgae (spirulina) in their newly owned open ponds. Once a sufficient quality and quantity production of spirulina is produced, we will purchase it from the new local farmers.

Additionality

An Investment from CFYE will help us impact positively local working conditions, environmental resources (consuming CO2 by microalgae and vegetables) and human health within our workforce. It is likely that with CFYE support, our project will be better designed, proceed more quickly, and will reach more young people than it otherwise would have.

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