7th EU-Africa Business Forum 2022 - Report

7th Europe-Africa Forum in Brussels

February 14-17, 2022


BPW International was well represented at the Summit in Brussels: As President of the African Business Council, Dr Amany Asfour, Immediate Past International President 2017-2020, organised and moderated a High Level Panel on The Role of Europe Africa Partnerships for Empowering Private Sector including SMEs, Women, and Youth.


Dr. Catherine Bosshart, BPW International President 20212024, was a panellist, gave a short presentation and participated in the discussion. She was able to emphasise the important role of BPW and partnerships for women, also in the private sector; she also highlighted the new bpw.directory, which can play an important role in building partnerships. The Regional Coordinator of Africa, Hadia Gondji, also participated in the panel and underlined the important role that partnerships have in empowering and supporting women and youth entrepreneurs.


Dr. Amany Asfour for the African Business Council and Dr. Catherine Bosshart for BPW International signed a Memorandum of Understanding pledging mutual support, including in the private sector and specifically regarding women in business. 


Dr. Catherine Bosshart, BPW International President 2021-2024