TEC is short for Tatweer Entrepreneurship Campus, a 3 year initiative between Tatweer Research and UNDP with European Union funding.
TEC program is unique in nature and has never been done in Libya before. It is laying down the groundwork for the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Libya. TEC aims to empower Libyan entrepreneurs through providing information on actors in the ecosystem, training, consulting, office space and financial support.
TEC also aims to affect change on the university level through incorporating entrepreneurship education in the curriculum and on the government level through business regulation reform.
TEC’s end goal is that by 2020 to graduate 30 startups from the program and to inspire other 60 startups indirectly, a total of 90 startups over the next three years creating 1000 value-adding jobs in the Libyan economy.
Within the framework of the EU-funded Strengthening Local capacities for resilience and recovery in Libya project, UNDP Libya, and Tatweer Research have reached an agreement to partner and invest in the development of an entrepreneurial ecosystem in Libya.
This project is implemented in the framework of the €90 million programme "Managing mixed migration flows in Libya through expanding protection space and supporting local socioeconomic development" financed by the North of Africa Window of the EU Emergency Trust Fund for Africa.
The main objective of this programme is to comprehensively reinforce protection and resilience of migrants, refugees and host communities in Libya while supporting an improved migration management along the migration routes in the country.