The Dialogue for Action is an international forum dedicated to helping women around the world. The Dialogue for Action will bring together an exceptional group of speakers and participants consisting of NGO leaders, academics and experts from the private and public sectors to identify and address the current global issues facing women today.

" Over the years, I have seen the work and commitment of NGOs all over the world who are on the frontlines of helping women in dire straits. They are dealing with life threatening issues from healthcare, poverty, human rights to discrimination. By bringing together a passionate group of leaders at the Dialogue for Action, we can help improve the lives of women around the world. "

– Cécilia Attias


The Cecilia Attias Foundation for Women, in association with Mrs. Sylvia Bongo Ondimba, First Lady of Gabon, is proud to present the Dialogue for Action Africa, an international forum dedicated to promoting health and well-being for all women. On June 11, 2012 in Libreville, Gabon, the Dialogue for Action Africa will bring together an exceptional group of speakers and participants – NGO leaders, government officials, academics, business leaders, and medical experts – to discuss innovative solutions to the most pressing problems that African women face. This unique, day-long session will include action-driven discussions, informed by the diverse experiences of our esteemed participants.


"While African countries experience unprecedented growth, their women continue to fall behind with little access to education, healthcare, self-sufficiency, and safety. It is a great privilege to bring together a group of leaders, thinkers, and innovators who have the passion and commitment to unlock the wealth of potential possessed by African women by creating a plan of action for Africa, ensuring a bright future for the next generation."

- Cécilia Attias

The DFAA will be the first event of its kind to bring together a community of women and men from the african continent and from across the world to collaborate in making a plan for action for Africa. These individuals will be from diverse fields, in business, health, education, non-profit, government, media, and security.

The Cecilia Attias Foundation for Women and the Sylvia Bongo Ondimba Foundation will present the fruits of these community-building efforts at the G20 Summit in Los Cabos, Mexico on June 20, 2012, to ensure that the results of the Dialogue for Action Africa are publicized and implemented.

It is time to build a safe, healthy, and prosperous future for Africa. We can achieve this by fostering Africa’s greatest natural resource: its women.

The Dialogue for Action Africa will take place in conjunction with , an event gathering the world's leading business, economic and regulatory officials for two days of action oriented discussion and debate.