Ali Bongo Ondimba

The sustainable transformation of Gabon

Distinguished Speaker Seminar

H.E. Ali Bongo Ondimba will discuss his plans to grow Gabon's domestic, manufacturing and service sectors.

The African Studies Centre and Said Business School will jointly host a conversation with Ondimba on the motivations and challenges faced by his government in delivering a sustainable economic transformation of Gabon.

He will also discuss his plans to protect the environment and wildlife of Gabon by bringing climate change to the forefront of his solutions.

Ondimba has been in his presidential position since 2009 and has positioned himself as being committed to diversifying the economy away from oil and preserving the country’s vast rainforests and wildlife. He was instrumental in launching the Africa Adaptation Initiative, which seeks to mobilise funds for climate change adaptation projects.