Generation Africa

Fily Keita

Country: Mali

Fily Keita is the Founder and CEO of Agrowomen(Agriculture Women and Entrepreneurship) which is local cereals and oilseeds processing startup aiming to contribute to food security, women economic empowerment and health and well-being of human. She is passionate about community development and women economic empowerment. On February 2016, she received a one-week training on Mentoring, Leadership and Innovation for social change and Networking during th  YALI  Connect Camp 8th  in Cote d’Ivoire. On November 2016, Fily was selected among the 20 young Peacebuilders in West Africa of UNAOC (United Nations Alliance of Civilization) in Nigeria.  In 2017, Fily received a training on Business and Entrepreneurship during the YALI Regional Leadership program. In 2018, she was selected among the 700 Young Leaders in Africa who took part in Mandela Washington Fellowship 2018. During this Leadership program, she received a training on Business and Entrepreneurship linked to Agriculture at Oklahoma State University (OSU). In 2018, she took part in the 8th Global Forum of UNAOC. She has a bachelor’s degree in English, and graduated from the Faculty of Arts, Languages, and Science of Language of Bamako. In 2017, she did a one-year internship at NGO Tonus in the administration. Due to her commitment, she has been selected to do an investigation in rural areas in Kolokani. She volunteered with IMANI Francophone as a Virtual Translator for 3 months. She worked as Gender and Vulnerable Group Intern and Receptionist at ACDI/VOCA, Feed the Future Cereal Value Chain Project in Bamako. In the course of her work, she has strengthened her experience and acquired new skills. She is eager to learn and share new skills. She is the President of Coopérative des Femmes Agro-Entrepreneures du Mali Muso Ni Sènè à Kati. She worked also as Bilingual Project Assistant at Tuwindi Foundation, a civic tech organization. In 2019, Fily has been selected as a Tony Elumelu Foundation Alumni. Go gettaz 2021 competion Impact prize winner and Generation Africa Fellow 2022. She was among the 10 young Malian entrepreneurs who have been sponsored by UNDP to attend the 2019 TEF Forum entrepreneurial and Panafrican. As a Mandela Washington Fellow and CEO of Agrowomen, she attended the LanteOCT African Investor Week Exhibition in Johannesburg, South Africa. As an alumnus of Generation Africa Fellowship, she took part in AGRF summit in Dareesalam, Tanzania. She has recently received the prize of the most performing Entrepreneur in Resilience by the FACEJ program.