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New Network of Co-working Spaces in Tripoli

By John Lee. A growing network of co-working spaces has reportedly become available to entrepreneurs in Tripoli over the past few years, offering them a secure place to start and build up a business. Writing for Forbes, Dominic Dudley says it is a relatively low-cost option for a young business, in a city where office […]

EU supports SMEs through Libyan Banks

EU supports small and medium-sized enterprises through Libyan banks Within the EU4PSL project, a meeting was held on 20 December to establish founding units to support SMEs through Libyan banks. It took place at Expertise France office in Tunisia, in the presence of Dr. Mukhtar Al-Tawil, director of banking supervision, and representatives of Libyan banks: […]

The 10th US-Libya Economic Dialogue

Monday marks the conclusion of the 10th U.S.-Libya Economic Dialogue; a process that remains a pillar of our diplomatic engagement with Libya. Our meeting today demonstrates the United States’ commitment to engaging with all Libyan parties to help advance economic reforms aimed at addressing challenges as well as the underlying causes of the conflict. Our […]

Former SNC-Lavalin VP found Guilty

By John Lee. Former SNC-Lavalin vice-president Sami Bebawi has been found guilty of corruption in relation to contracts for the Canadian engineering company in Libya. According to Bloomberg, a jury found Bebawi (73) guilty of five charges including fraud, corruption of foreign officials, and laundering proceeds of crime. The case follows an investigation by Canadian […]

EU Project Provides Training on Project Management in Libya

EU-funded project provides training on operational project management For a full intensive week, 15 top Libyan executives from the 6 Chambers of Commerce of Benghazi, Garhyan, Misrata, Sebah, Tripoli and Zintan, and from the General Libyan Union of Chambers of Commerce, have received an international training in “Operational Project Management”, within the framework of SLEIDSE […]

Libyan CSOs to support Youth and Women Start-Ups

Six Libyan CSOs signed MoU to support young and women start-ups In the framework of EU4PSL project, financed by the European Union, Expertise France organized a call for proposals for civil society organizations (CSOs) to support young, women’s economic empowerment by enabling them to create their own business start-ups. Six CSOs from the three regions […]

TechWomen Program now Open for Applications

TechWomen brings emerging women leaders in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) from Africa, Central Asia and the Middle East together with their professional American counterparts for a mentorship and exchange program. TechWomen provides participants access to networks, resources, and knowledge to empower them to reach their full potential. During the five-week program, participants engage […]