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Bilaly Dicko

Leaders Africa 2022


CEO, Sahel Research Institute





Bilaly Dicko is the CEO of Sahel Research Institute, an organization that uses human-centered design to create products and services – such as access to jobs, water management, renewable energy, and sanitation – that meet the needs of the communities in the Sahel region in Africa. The institute conducts research and leverages the impact of public policy in fragile communities, through partnerships with governments, international development organizations, and local actors. Bilaly also organized an entrepreneurship training program for 25 young entrepreneurs in a conflict zone in Mali, which empowered participants to tackle the challenges in their communities through innovative products.