Malick Leo Keita
Malick Leo Keita is the Global Environment & Technology Foundation (GETF)’s Managing Director for the Replenish Africa Initiative (RAIN).
To date, RAIN has measurably improved access to water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) for more than six million people across 41 African countries. In his role, Malick also manages key donor relations, strategy development and partnership building, with a focus on WASH.
Prior to joining GETF, Malick worked as a Grant Coordinator for Conservation International where he managed grants for the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF)’s Caribbean and Western Ghats biodiversity hotspots. Since joining GETF in 2012, Malick has worked with a wide range of public, private and civil society partners to deliver multi-million WASH programs aimed at promoting the well-being and productivity of vulnerable communities. This experience, coupled with his upbringing in Mali, has allowed Malick to develop a better understanding of socio-economic and environmental needs and priorities in distinct parts of the world. Malick is passionate about bringing sustainable development solutions to developing countries such as his native Mali.
Malick holds a Bachelor of Arts in Biology with a focus on Environmental Sciences from Earlham College (2010) and a Master’s degree in Electric and Renewable Energy Engineering from the International Institute for Water and Environmental Engineering (2015). Malick is fluent in Bambara, English and French, and intermediate in Spanish. Malick cherishes family above career achievements and loves music and sports – especially basketball.