To help alleviate this enduring and serious national handicap, and tackle the societal challenges facing the country and the region, the Tunisian Association for the Advancement of Science, Technology and Innovation (TAASTI) in partnership with the British Council (BC), and the United Nation (UN) in Tunisia, designed and is offering a policy training program for young Tunisian professionals. The training is called the YAANI Fellowship Program, or YAANI for short.
The YAANI program is designed to help the trainees understand what policy analysis is, what it is needed for and how to design policies with special emphasis on policy briefs writing. Moreover, and due to the structure of the pedagogical content as well as the experiential learning, the trainees are implicitly exposed to participative democracy as well as political concepts.
Policy training program
The training is composed of three phases, and each phase corresponds to a competency level : • The trainees, after being selected through a national competitive process, go through the first introductory level. • Similarly to the the first phase, the second level introduces the graduates of the first level to more advanced theoretical and applied concepts and tools. • Finally, the best trainees are retained for level three in order to undergo a training in renowned institutions involved in policy analysis. The laureates of YAANI have to successfully complete their training by submitting a short internship report, and finalizing their policy brief project in light of their overall fellowship program.