SOTU Tunisia May 4th, 2016: Mr. Abdelbasset Ben Hassen, President of the Arab Institute for Human Rights (AIHR) and Professor Dr. Hedi Jallab, General Director of the Tunisian National Archives (a State Institution under the Prime Minister Office), signed a cooperation agreement on Scientific Research in African Affairs.
This agreement is one of the implementation tools of AIHR-SOTU project titled: “Strengthening Strengthening Tunisian Citizens Participation in Policy Development, Implementation and Monitoring within the African Union”. It includes a set of activities amongst: 1) establishing a research study that outlines the peculiarities of Tunisian relations with various countries across the African continent, and 2) preparing an exhibition of archives documents about Africa on the occasion of African Day (May 25th).
A number of academics and researchers attended the signing event amongst we mention: Professor Dr. Hayet Amamou, Dean of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences of Tunis, Professor Dr. Mustapha Tlili, Head of the Department of History at the same faculty, and Professor Dr. Lotfi Aissa, who is leading the preparation of the aforementioned study. A number of Tunisian National Archives staff were present together with experts and researchers taking part in other activities of the same program.
On behalf of the Arab Institute for Human Rights (AIHR) Ms. Lamia Grar, Executive Director and Ms. Rola Badran, Programs Officer were present together with Mr. Bassem Ammari, Media Officer and Mr. Mouldi Abidi, Officer in charge of Public Relations and Protocols.