2nd German-Arab’s Network Forum

Leading women for sustainable economic growth

24th October 2013

Weltsaal”, German Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Werderscher Markt 1, 10117 Berlin





  • ​Dr. Guido Westerwelle, Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs, Germany  

    Introductory Speech

  • Mrs. Adelheid Sailer-Schuster, President of the Euro-Mediterranean Association for Cooperation and Development e.V. (EMA) 


  •  Dr. Kristina Schröder, Federal Minister for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth, Germany
  • H.E. Sihem Badi, Minister of Women's Affairs, Tunisia

        Presentation and awarding of the two Tandems of the German-Tunisian mentoring project by Dr. Kristina Schröder, Federal Minister for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth 


   Panel 1: Women in the German-Tunisian Transformation Partnership

                   Round-Table and panelists discussion 

Mrs. Raoudha Ben Saber, President of the National Chamber of Female Entrepreneurs CNFCE (Chambre National des Femmes Chefs d'Entreprises), Tunisia

Mrs. Dr. Bahia Bejar-Ghadeb, local contact-person of the EAF-Project "Democracy needs Women", Tunisia 
 Mrs. Clara Gruitrooy, Executive Director EMA e.V., Germany

Mrs. Helga Lukoschat, Chief Executive Officer and General Director of the European Academy for Women in Politics and Business (EAF), Germany

Moderator: Legation Counselor I., Mrs. Katrin BuchholzTransformation in the Arab World, Bilateral and EU Relations towards Tunisia and Algeria
 Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Germany

     Lunch & Tour around the Information Stands 


     Panel 2: Political Empowerment for Societal Participation

                    Round-table and panelists discussion                       

Mrs. Mona Makram-Ebeid, Senator and Professor at the American University Cairo and former Member of the Shura Council, Egypt

H.E. Angelika Storz-Chakarji,     Ambassador of the German Republic in Doha, Qatar

Mrs. Nouzha Skalli, Member of the Parliament, Member of the Party for Progress and Socialism and former Minister for Women, Marocco 

  Mrs. Dr. Martina Gräfin von Bassewitz, Chief of the Department, Participation, Media, Generations, Federal Minister for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth, Germany 

Moderator: Mrs. Astrid Hollmann, Vice Chairwoman of the German Women Council, German Office International Braodcaster, "Deutsche Welle", Germany


    Coffee Break


     Panel 3: Equal Opportunities in the Economy as Precondition for Sustainable                               Development

                     Round-table and panelists discussion    

Mrs. Reem Assad, Head of Private Banking Investments, Saudi Fransi Capital Co., Saudi Arabia 

Mrs. Heike Fölster, Finance Director of the Airport Berlin Brandenburg, Germany

Mrs. Corinna Nienstedt, Chairwoman of the International Deartment, Chamber of Commerce of Hamburg, Germany

Mrs. Ibtisam Hussien Ben Amer,      Founder of the Libyan Women in Business Committee (tbc)

Moderator: Mrs. Ursula Schwarzer, Manager Magazin


     Video Message 

HRH Princess Sumaya bint el Hassan,

President of the El Hassan Science Cit­y and of the Roy­al Scientific Society,

Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan (Jordan)


     Conclusion of the Forum

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