Although NAPI focuses on capacity-building and research in the field of public policy, it is not oblivious of the hardship endured by many human beings in North Africa. In response to the increased hardship brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, in late March 2020 NAPI launched a humanitarian aid initiative to help vulnerable Tunisian households, migrants, and medical teams at public hospitals. NAPI coordinates its actions with municipal authorities. NAPI Aid took shape organically through its operations, gathering over 15 volunteers and cooperating with the International Organization for Migration (IOM), NGOs focusing on migrants, such as Doctors of the World (MDM), France Terre d’Asile, Lawyers Without Borders (ASF), By Lhwem, a Tunisian social enterprise (Farm Trust), and a socially-conscious catering company (A Table – l’Épicerie Fine). Owing to these concerted efforts, NAPI was able to provide 5000 ready meals, food staples, clothes, baby diapers, adult diapers, hygiene kits, and other non-food items to more than 180 households, delivering aid on a daily basis until the end of the confinement. NAPI Aid has capitalized on its experience, team of volunteers, financial support, and collaborative network to structure its immediate humanitarian response into a sustainable, long-term aid initiative to support people in need.
- Hub and Spoke Program Panel Discussion | Beyond Covid: Avenues for Economic Development in North Africa
- Hub and Spoke Program Workshop | Democratic Governance and Civil Society in Theory and Practice
- Panel Series: Education in Tunisia
- Hub and Spoke Workshop : “Democratic Governance and Civil Society in Theory and Practice
- NAPI Team speaks with RTCI (Radio Tunis Chaîne Internationale)