The Baobab Institute inspires dynamic African organizations and leaders to devise and implement solutions to development challenges for the region to thrive.


We envision a West Africa with dynamic human capital endowed with the right tools to create a prosperous region.

Our mission


We focus on people. We believe that people are ready to forge their own destiny. We strive to help them realize their full potential.

We celebrate boldness and we build on lessons learned to improve and meet goals.

We believe everyone is entitled to the fulfillment of their human rights, to basic health services, education and decent jobs.

We promote learning and intellectual generosity. We believe that openness to learning, sharing experiences and knowledge is a prerequisite to foster change.

Our People

Our team

Our Board of Directors

Our network of volunteers