The European Business Council for Africa

Date: 19 May 2022, 19:30 (CET)


Governments and economies around the world are facing enormous challenges. As diverse as the current hurdles may be, they have one thing in common globally: there must be fundamental change that is reflected in politics, culture, economics and society. While climate change is forcing us to put sustainability at the center of our economies, we will only succeed in changing our world for the better if we promote women as leaders and an equal part of our society.

In many parts of Africa, women still do not play an equal role in society, culture, business and politics. For development, education and equal opportunities to be effectively implemented, long-overdue decisions must be made and women in Africa must be given special support. Full equality must be prioritized as an integral part of politics and the economy, and ultimately enshrined in law. There is a long way to go. We discuss the hurdles and potentials on the way to women‘s empowerment in Africa with five experts.

Claudia Voss, Managing Director, Afrika-Verein der deutschen Wirtschaft
Donya-Florence Amer, Member of the Executive Board, Hapag-Lloyd AG

Keynote“African Women – The Struggle for Survival and Prospects”

Dr Priscilla M. Achakpa Ashoka
Founder and Director of Women Environmental Program (WEP), Nigeria
Laureate of the “Albert Ballin Award for Global Action” 2022


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