Mena House Hotel, Cairo (Egypt), 28th April 2016
About the MEDA Women Entrepreneurs Forum
The VIII “Mediterranean Women Entrepreneurs Forum” was co-organized by AFAEMME (Association of Organisations of Mediterranean Businesswomen), the EBWA (Egyptian Business Women Association) and ASCAME (Association of Mediterranean Chambers of Commerce and Industry).
This Forum’s edition took place under the theme “Economic Empowerment and Entrepreneurship Promotion for Women and Youth” in the framework of the 11th African Congress for Women Entrepreneurs & 4th Cairo Women Empowerment Summit.
The MEDA Forum consisted of three main panels: 1) The institutional opening panel, with Ms. de Felipe, AFAEMME’s President; Dr. Asfour, EBWA’s President; Dr. Ezz, Executive Board Member of ASCAME; Amb. Mona Omar, Former Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs; and Amb. Delphine Borione, Deputy Secretary General for Social and Civil Affairs at the Union for the Mediterranean. 2) A second session on how to better support the Mediterranean youth through entrepreneurship promotion. 3) And a final panel about the situation of women owned companies in the MEDA region, with the speeches of some of the representatives of AFAEMME’s member associations (namely Ms. Shahrazad Maghrabi, President of the Libyan Womens Forum; Dr. Amany Asfour, President of the Egyptian Business Women Association; Ms. Taghrid Nafeisi, President of the Jordan Forum for Business and Professional Women; and Ms. Nalan Karakaç, Vice-President of the Business Women Association from Izmir).