Fatène Ben-Hamza | Collaboration: Venturing Further With Safe Spaces
A North African country whose culture dates to antiquity, Tunisia’s recent history has been both tumultuous and inspiring as its citizens pursue democratic reforms following their 2011 Jasmine Revolution that famously sparked the Arab Spring. Fatène witnessed what happened as the “old machine” disappeared, and discusses the critical importance safe spaces have played in creating a better machine in her country.
Fatène Ben-Hamza is a French-Tunisian business strategist who moved to Tunisia in 2009. She is passionate about building spaces for people to create, express and exchange ideas. After six years in the advertising industry as a brand strategist working with many international and local clients, Fatène has joined the managing Cogite, a coworking community of change-makers and entrepreneurs in Tunisia. She has also recently co-founded the Afkar conference, a think & action tank bridging spaces between government and civil society to provocate concrete solutions to concrete problems in Tunisia. Fatène is also the organizer and co-curator of TEDxCarthage since 2011, and TEDxCarthageWomen.