Initiated in 2002, ANIMA Investment Network is a multi-country cooperation platform for economic development in the Mediterranean. The ANIMA network gathers 80 government agencies and business network, financing and innovation around the region. ANIMA's objective is to contribute to the continued improvement of the Mediterranean business climate, and investment growth in the Mediterranean region. The ANIMA network is operated from Marseille (France) and is chaired by Khalil Laabidi, General Manager, FIPA Tunisia. The majority of its funding comes from the management of international donor programs.