Sainabou strongly believes in the role innovative technology can play in bridging economic and social inequalities. She is passionate about supporting inclusive accessibility and service delivery of public sector projects using technology. Sainabou’s areas of specialization include social innovation, gender mainstreaming, job creation and entrepreneurship support programs in Africa and South Asia.
As a Business Analyst at DIAL, she is supporting the team in increasing usage of DIAL’s Catalog of Digital Solutions and conducting research to transform the Catalog into a marketplace platform.
Prior to joining DIAL, Sainabou was a Consultant at Technopolis Group in Berlin, Germany – where she managed and coordinated a network of 200 international incubators/accelerators focused on developing technological solutions for the SDGs. Prior to Technopolis Group, Sainabou was hired as the Social Innovation Consultant at the African Development Bank Group in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire. She spearheaded research on the social innovation ecosystem in Africa and mapped social impact businesses developing innovative solutions in the agriculture, financial, energy and health sectors.
Sainabou holds dual Bachelor of Arts degrees in International Affairs and Economics from University of Georgia, and a Master of Science degree in Development Studies from SOAS, University of London. She speaks four languages – English, French, Wolof and Fula.