Magnificent Baobab Tree on the route from Segou to Sikasso, Mali, West Africa

Welcome to d intl!

We are a boutique technical assistance firm providing services to leading sustainable socio-economic and cultural development investors in sub-saharan Africa and to social investors interested in supporting access to inclusive and sustainable services by vulnerable populations, including African immigrant and refugee populations, in America.

Stay up to date, watch below for updates on our most recent news!

We’re working in Ethiopia in support of transformational gender change! 

See our blog on this site to read about our work supporting the Women’s Agribusiness Leadership Network (WALN) in Ethiopia!





intl is launching an online community for gender mainstreaming!

We are currently developing an online platform for linking and learning activities for all types of gender experts, organizations, and end-line users (ie local women’s groups) interested in and working on all aspects of gender mainstreaming, both in Sub-Saharan Africa and with African populations in America. This will be a space to share knowledge, toolkits, innovation, best practices and to build collaboration online across sectors and regions.

We are very excited about the launch of this online community and can’t wait to share it with likeminded individuals, groups and organizations!

Owner and founder of d intl, Stephanie Diakite, has been appointed to the Washington Health Benefit Exchange Health Equity Technical Advisory Committee (HqTAC) to begin July 1, 2014!

Members of the HqTAC provide experience and/or professional perspectives related to health equity with a focus on language access; health literacy; hard-to-reach populations; cultural sensitivity; and other general access to coverage issues. 

View our blog announcement to learn more!

From June 24-26, 2014, the USAID, ACDI/VOCA Cereal Value Chain project met in Bamako, Mali to plan for year two of this five year project. d intl is a sub-contractor on the project providing facilitation of access to finance.

View our blog to learn more about this project and the planning session!


intl founder, Dr. Stephanie Diakite, is also the co-founder of the T160K Timbuktu Libraries in Exile Knowledge for Peace Initiative.

We will be launching a new initiative aimed at taking this important cultural patrimony work to the next level in the near future. In the meantime, please visit the T160K website at to learn more about this work!

SBA Emerging Leaders Initiative

We are now participating in the SBA Emerging Leaders Initiative in Seattle! This initiative will provide us high level skills for growth including resource networks, organizational frameworks, mentorship, and a space to develop connections with peers and city leaders.

Look for more information coming soon!

[header photo source: by Martha de Jong-Lantink on Flickr creative commons, ‘A magnificent Baobab Tree on the route from Segou to Sikasso, Mali, West Africa’, no changes made,]