EU invests €5 million to support Libya’s digital transformation efforts

EU invests €5 million to support Libya's digital transformation efforts
EU to Support Economic Governance and Digital Transformation in Libya

The European Union (EU), is funding a new project called “E-NABLE”, that will see the introduction of digital economic governance tools and improving digital services in key Libyan institutions.

According to a statement, the three-year (2022 – 2025), €5 million project aims at promoting an investment-friendly and conducive business environment, strengthening the Libyan private sector and thus contributing to economic growth in Libya.

Mohamed Al-Huwaij, Minister of Economy and Trade in Libya said, “The launch of the E-NABLE project is a necessity to support Libyan institutions to keep pace with the digital transformation happening in the world. Digitization is the future because it supports the creation of a dynamic economy and contributes to supporting a new competitive private sector with good governance.”

Also commenting, EU Ambassador Jose Sabadell said, “Economic governance going digital is key for Libya’s private sector to develop and the economy to grow. E-governance makes government services quicker and more efficient, so businesses and entrepreneurs can focus on their core tasks: business and innovation.”

“Digitalisation and adapting governance systems to our digitalised world are key priorities for the European Union. We heavily invest in this area in Europe, and cooperate with partners around the world to bring the digital transformation forward – also in Libya,” Sabadell added.

The E-NABLE project will be implemented by Expertise France will work with Libyan tech and telecommunication partners and several public and private tech companies.

The newly launched project will focus on supporting Libya in its digital transformation by creating a national digital strategy, digitalizing the public institutions’ services and tools, and increasing the use of digital technologies in the Libyan economic institutions, among other areas.