In Tunisia, elected officials are receiving training to better communicate with citizens

In Tunisia, elected officials are receiving training to better communicate with citizens

January 29, 2019

For several months, the Barr al Aman association and CFI have been providing elected representatives of six Tunisian governorates with proposals for strengthening their ability to explain their role and their actions.

A day seminar was organised in three governorates, in Jendouba and Siliana in October and December 2018, and in Sidi Bouzid in January 2019, bringing together 125 elected representatives in total.

Mohamed Haddad and Chaima Bouhlel (Barr al Aman) made the elected representatives aware of the need to communicate with citizens on their actions, through various tools: communiqués, press conferences, crisis communications and social media.

The contributions of regional representatives of the Court of Auditors and the Administrative Court provided, through exchanges with the elected representatives, clarification on the local authorities code and on interactions between municipalities and regional administrations, ministries or Parliament.

Three more sessions will be held in the coming months in the governorates of Gabès, Kairouan and Kasserine.