Development programs are most effective when designed in close partnership with local and regional leaders such as First Ladies. Since 2008, our team has enabled partnerships between First Ladies’ Offices and governments, foundations, businesses, non-profits, and other international and regional actors in their efforts to advance the Sustainable Development Goals and gender equality.

“All First Ladies have to reinforce their capacities to provide answers to specific needs expressed by our people, in our respective countries.”

HE Adelcia Pires, Former First Lady of Cape Verde

Interested in becoming a partner?

Email Caroline Torén, Director of Programs and Operations at