Two special sessions on women in science have been organised under the 6th East African Astronomical Society Workshop and the Africa-EU Science and Innovation Summit, held virtually in May and June, respectively. More than 50 participants from Africa, Europe, and the rest of the world attended each of the sessions.
The two organised sessions gave more visibility to AfNWA. They also provided a better view of different initiatives related to women in astronomy and science in Africa and strengthened the possibility of future collaborations. In particular, a stronger connection has been established with Nature Research, with a possibility to get in future a special session published regarding women in science in Africa.