Digital Initiatives 4 #CoronaVirus in Tunisia

1- Free access for pupils and students to distance education platforms via mobile networks of telecom operators : 

The initiative of the Ministry of Communication Technologies and Digital Transformation in cooperation with telecommunications network operators in the Republic of Tunisia

within the framework of the national effort to prevent the dangers of the outbreak of the Coronavirus, and in order to enable Tunisian youth to have the right to acquire science and knowledge and complete a school and university year that is nearing the end, a move was made towards benefiting from distance education that is provided through digital platforms which are accessed through fixed and mobile internet networks.

To this end, and to allow all pupils and students to access distance learning platforms and in case that this is not possible via fixed networks, the Ministry of Communication Technologies and Digital Transformation informs that all pupils and students can have free access to distance education platforms through the mobile telephone networks of the three telecommunication operators (Tunisie Telecom – Ooredoo Tunisie – Orange Tunisie).

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2 – The Tunisian Ministry of Interior uses modern technologies to implement public quarantine procedures and that through The “policeman robot ” which is a Tunisian industry : 

In a unique experience in the Arab world, the Tunisian Ministry of Interior used a “robot” in the form of a small armored vehicle equipped with surveillance cameras and a thermal camera, controlled remotely, and equipped with a “GPS system” patrolling the streets of Tunisia to monitor the application of quarantine procedures.
The Ministry of Interior published on its Facebook page a video of the public explaining the way the “robot policeman” works by carrying out his monitoring mission and interrogating citizens in the street, to find out their respect for the curfew.

This robot is 100% local industry, by the Tunisian engineer Anis El Sahbani, who founded the “Enova Robotics” company specialized in artificial intelligence and robotic mechanisms after a successful experiment in France, where he was previously assigned the task of making mobile robots to guard French nuclear facilities.

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3 – The Establishment of a platform for electronic proposals to help the health sector in managing the crisis of the Corona outbreak

The National Digital University launches, through this platform, an appeal to all companies in the digital sector in Tunisia, to send their proposals of support and technological contributions to the government, especially the health sector, to help manage this critical stage and confront the COVID-19 in Tunisia.

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4 – Orange Tunisia “and its partners launch two initiatives for digital projects to fight the spread of the Coronavirus

  • Orange Developer Center launches the mutual aid platform”M3ak” between Tunisian citizens
  • Solidarity FabLabs, supported by the Orange Foundation, have started to manufacture visors for health professionals

Orange Tunisia is keen to support the state’s efforts in the exceptional sanitary conditions. In this context, the experts of the programming school “l’école du code” and the Orange Developer Center with the support of the Ministry of Health designed and develop the digital platform “M3ak” for assistance and mutual cooperation between Tunisian citizens.

« M3ak » allows everyone to contribute in their own way, to support efforts to save the country and reduce the repercussions of the emerged Coronavirus. It aims to facilitate communication between citizens who need help and volunteers who want to help.

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Digital Initiatives 4 #CoronaVirus from Tunisian Universities

1 – Honoris United Universities develops 3D-printed respirator and potentially lifesaving diagnostics and equipment in support of global efforts to combat COVID-19
Université Centrale in Tunisia, a member institution of the Honoris network, has partnered with Digital Industry Tools Expert (DITEX), which brings together the expertise of Dassault Systems, Université de Lorraine in France and industrial engineering company TECH-3D. Together, the team has successfully produced a non-invasive ventilation system that can be made using commonly accessible and inexpensive components, making it affordable and easy to produce globally.

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2 – Teachers and students at the Tunisian engineering and technology institute INSAT developed a web-based platform that can scan lung X-rays and determine whether a patient has the coronavirus infection.

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