Accountability Lab Mali has selected six accountapreneurs for the 2020 cohort of their accountability incubator program involved in everything from human rights and civil society to digital entertainment and filmmaking.

Coumba Diakite is the founder of the company BY’RECYCL, which aims to put an end to the waste thrown in the streets of Mali. The company produces furniture and decorative objects made from used tires. In the long term the company wants to become a waste management industry and make West Africa an ecological example worldwide. In the city of Bamako, every day nearly 30,000 cubic metres of household waste is thrown away and less than 1/5 is recycled. To contribute to the reduction of pollution caused by this waste thrown through incineration Diakite has created the company BY’RECYCL. The company recycles used tyres into furniture, decorative objects and other products.

Diana Sididi is passionate about human rights, especially those of people living with disabilities. She is the project manager of a technology laboratory for women. She is also co-founder of Derhane, a vlog that advocates for the acceptance of differences of any kind, and this is the project she intends to develop through the incubator. Very sensitive to community conflict issues, Diana dreams of seeing peace in Mali.

Aba Sangare is the owner of a communication company called Baniko House located in Garantiguibougou where he employs two people. Arrêt is a platform that will allow young Malian filmmakers and underground musical groups from across the country to share their work.


N’DIAYE Oumar holds a Degree in Engineering and Network Systems and is passionate about information and communication technologies. As an an entrepreneur he works with various companies specialized in computer science. Through the incubator he intends to develop an African video sharing and viewing application that will energize local African creation and culture. Vakozé is a video communication tool that will allow artists, bloggers, brands and internet users in general to broadcast their videos to reach a 90% African audience.

Modibo Sacko is a young man committed to the development of his community. He holds a degree in philosophy and a diploma from the teacher training institute in history and geography. He is an alumnus of the program of the Regional Leadership Center LRC yali Dakar and Madiba institute on the 2063 vision of Africa. He is Executive Secretary of AJDS Mali and a member of several associations. Through the incubator, he intends to develop a platform that brings together civil society associations and groups in koulikoro to create a space for permanent exchange between citizens and governments.

Aminata Traoré has a master’s degree in financial management. Through the incubator, she hopes to develop an initiative that will produce juice from moringa and mango fruits and use the mango peels to make cosmetic products for skin and hair.