Sameh Abidi

Sameh is a pencil – she is a combination of ambitions, ideas, passion and arts. She is the pencil that agrees to be held by the hand of another, and who is eager to learn. This helped her not only to get her bachelor’s degree in communications, but also to get her master’s degree in cross media.

In addition, her background and her skills in communications allowed her to better integrate into the field of civil society as well as to broaden her networking skills through developing new contacts and, therefore, achieving some key professional and personal goals.

She is the pencil who represents the Fourth Estate that speaks of marginalized citizens to highlight their worries and defend their rights; this is why she worked for local newspapers and was their voices. She is the pencil who is usually there to stimulate and encourage youth. Sameh speaks about her experience with an organization that works on building an environment for entrepreneurial success and growth.

Salma Ben Tekaya

Salma has been a project assistant with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Libya, based in Tunisia, since July 2017.

As a Lazord Fellow in 2015-2016, Salma was a project assistant at the Tunisian Association of Public Auditors (ATCP), and worked on the, “Fostering Effective and Accountable Government Institutions,” project.

“Thank you to the Lazord Fellowship who enhanced my experiences in community management, engagement within the community, and civic education.”

Imen Oueslati

Imen Oueslati is currently working as a Programme Assistant at UNDP Libya, an international organization based in Tunisia. Her main tasks revolve around the implementation of different projects’ activities.

Prior to this, she was a project assistant with an Italian NGO working on local governance in the framework of the Lazord Fellowship Program for youth support and civic engagement.

She did her undergraduate studies and completed her master’s in Translation at the Higher Institute of Languages in Tunis.

“I believe that the Lazord Fellowship Program offers a pathway for career development and stands as a fast-track program for reinforcement of professional networking.”