Enda Tamweelthe first microfinance institution in Tunisia signed today, Wednesday, May 25, 2022, an agreement with the international audit and consulting firm Mazars and ASH.
The agreement was initialed by Mohamed Zmandar, CEO of Enda Tamweel, and Mohamed Ali Laouini Cherif, managing partner of Mazars.
This partnership will help Tunisian micro-entrepreneurs and farmers, and will strengthen energy optimization, promote and formalize recycling.
“Today, Tunisia and the whole world are facing a major environmental problem. It is in this context that we are working to help Tunisia and its micro-entrepreneurs to overcome these difficulties and allow them to work in better conditions to contribute to a more eco-responsible Tunisia. “, declared Mohamed Zmandar, managing director of Enda to Magazine Companies.
“Enda Tamweel’s role is to finance green projects with an environmental and socio-economic impact of micro-entrepreneurs from different regions in Tunisia. The pilot project will first be launched in Kairouan before spreading to the rest of the country. This agreement should lead us to work on six axes: The circular economy (waste recycling value chains), energy efficiency, renewable energies, solar pumping for the benefit of farmers, lighting, drying and solar heating. . The role of AHS is just as important and is more focused on the research and development aspect. They will add value to energy projects. Regarding Mazars, this project is part of its CSR policy. We have therefore decided to unite in order to contribute to the economic development of Tunisia”, specified Khaireddine Kaehia, occupying the post of agricultural and environmental strategy manager within Enda Tamweel.
Mohamed Ali Laouini Cherif, managing partner of Mazars, underlined: “This agreement is part of a corporate social responsibility approach. The challenge of our partnership is to provide micro-entrepreneurs with new technologies for eco-responsible projects while providing the necessary financing. This partnership will thus contribute to micro-enterprises, farmers, citizens and Tunisia.
We therefore wish to emphasize ESG (environment, society and governance). This is an international standard which is being put in place and which could be binding for Tunisia if the country does not adapt to this standard. This could prevent many companies from exporting, for example, if they have a bad carbon footprint. It is therefore an extremely important element that we must consider immediately.
Tunisia must take advantage of all its natural resources, including solar energy, to help micro-enterprises and support the national economy. »
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