Ms. Traore is an economist and holds the position of Deputy Director General of CEFIB (Studies and Computer Training Centre). Mali is strengthening its private sector and moving to a free market economy. Ms. Traore sees the needs to train existing business institutions and encourage the new ones. She is one of the ten owners of a training centre for business people called ACFORSA (Action Formation Entrepreneurship). She will use her Humphrey Fellowship year to enhance her knowledge in business management, entrepreneurship and human resources management.