The Sylvia Bongo Ondimba Foundation for the Family is a prominent player in the Gabonese social landscape. As part of its mission, the Foundation is eager to stimulate civic spirit amongst the Gabonese youth, encourage female empowerment and support vulnerable people by placing them within the heart of the country's social and economic development. Under the impetus of its President, the First Lady of Gabon, the Foundation developed a role in elevating international mobilization around crucial issues such as raising awareness on Widows' issues at the United Nations and fighting HIV/AIDS through its large-scale aids prevention campaign "CAN WITHOUT AIDS", implemented during the African Cup of Nation 2012.


We are honored to have the International Herald Tribune as the official media sponsor of the Dialogue for Action. As the global edition of the New York Times, the International Herald Tribune will provide session moderation, marketing support, outreach, participant recruitment and media coverage before, during and after the forum. The International Herald Tribune recently launched a major editorial initiative, "The Female Factor", to look at how 21st century shifts in women's roles are affecting societies and businesses around the world.

The World Association of Non-Governmental Organizations

An international organization uniting NGOs worldwide in the cause of advancing peace and global well-being. WANGO helps to provide the mechanism and support needed for NGOs to connect, partner, share, inspire and multiply their contributions to solve humanity's basic problems.
By optimizing resources and sharing vital information, WANGO provides a means for NGOs to become more effective in completing their vital tasks. With its global network of NGOs, as well as affiliates drawn from the ranks of governmental and intergovernmental bodies, business and universities, WANGO has become an international leader in tackling issues of serious global concern.