Mrs. Astou Dia: IH Abidjan Co-Founder and Founder at A to A Partners
Astou is the founder of A to A Partners, a business and relationship coaching firm that helps individuals and groups transform their teams and their businesses. She is also one of the co-founders of Impact Hub Abidjan an incubator and accelerator based in Abidjan. Before starting her own ventures, Astou was Associate Partner and Office Director at Dalberg, a strategy consulting firm focusing on international development.
She has worked with private corporations, governments and donors in areas such as agriculture and food security, health, governance, youth employment, access to finance, and women economic empowerment. In the agricultural sector, Astou has led various engagements, in West, Central, and East Africa, spanning sectoral studies (institutional framework, value chain analysis, etc.), program design (financial services for SHF, women participation, etc.), identification of investment opportunities (investment cycles analysis, identification of bankable operations, etc.), and impact evaluation (midline and endline program evaluations).