Social innovator, expert in art and Culture management, Mamou DAFFE is part of a new generation of social leaders whose mission is to design projects and local operations with a strong economic, cultural and social impact. In 2005, he founded the annual Festival sur le Niger. He is the initiator of the innovative entrepreneurial model “Maaya Entrepreneurship”. In 2011, he created the Centre Culturel Kôrè, with a resource center specialized in social art issues, and the IKAM training institute for capacity building of artists and cultural actors in Mali and beyond. After chairing the pan-African network of cultural actors – Arterial Network – from 2015 to 2017, he founded with the great artists and cultural actors of the continent the first African Culture Fund (ACF) in 2018, of which he became the first Chairperson.