Entrepreneurial Women in Libya's Tech Sector

The coding boot camp is taking place at Tatweer Entrepreneurship Campus (TEC), a space built by Tatweer Research as part of a three-year EU-funded initiative implemented by UNDP.  The campus aims to provide the right environment for all entrepreneurs to prosper regardless of their gender.

Women face discrimination in the workplace in all sectors. The low number of women working in the technology area is an issue everywhere in the world, and Libya is not an exception,” explains Amir Neihoum, TEC manager “Furthermore, the technology sector in Libya is under developed which makes it difficult for young graduates of both genders to work in this field.

Operation Pour is designed for graduate skilled coders with a passion for computer programming and entrepreneurial spirit, to help them to start their own business.

This initiative provides them with the right structure to scale up their idea and take it to the next level. The participants of this edition have creative project concepts that tackle problems in education, health and transportation among others,” says Murad El-dahmani instructor at Operation Pour. “With the right support system, these ideas will contribute to the enhancement of the quality of life in Libya socially and economically.

Aziza Alhasi and Tafaha Asheed are also participating in Operation tour. They are teaming to develop ‘School Connect’, a platform that connects parents and school administration to improve the educational process.

I am very satisfied with the results of this camp. Being part of this program allow me to improve my skills and provide me with more options to find a job or create my own company,” said Aziza.

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