The Timbuktu Renaissance Initiative would like to thank those making the renaissance a reality:

AGA Khan Development Network
Ali Farka Touré Band
Ambassador Mary Beth Leonard
Ambassador Paul Folmsbee
Ambassador Samantha Power
Bassekou Kouyaté
Bill Flanagan
Bono & Ali Hewson
Caravan to Class
Chris Blackwell
Clinton Global Initiative
Creative Artists Agency
Creative Visions
Dr. Abdel Kader Haidara
El Hadj Djitteye
Embassy of the United States, Bamako
Fab Five Freddy
Fatoumata Diawara
Festival Au Désert
Festival Network
Festival of Nations Foundation
Global Citizen Festival
Google Cultural Institute
Habib Koité
Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
Jamie Drummond
Jimmy Buffet
Julius Mugambwa
Khaira Arby
Lidia Andich
Malik Dahlan
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Mo Ibrahim
Organization of Islamic Cooperation
Oumou Sangaré
Paul Chandler & Instruments 4 Africa
Project on U.S. Relations with the Islamic World, Brookings Institution
Pierre Goudiaby Atepa
Robert Plant, Zirka
Salif Kieta
Saud Al Thani
Summit Series
Team Rubicon
The Africa Center
The Audience, Oliver & Bill Luckett
The Ford Foundation
The Skoll Foundation
Threshold Interactive
Tom Freston
United Nations
USAID’s Office of Transition Initiatives
Walter Parkes
World Circuit Records
Zealot Networks
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