Against incredible odds, Mali passed new legislation guaranteeing more seats for women at the political table. In November 2015, the Malian Parliament adopted a gender quota bill that will reserve onethird of government jobs for women, including in elected offices
The Mali Sub-National Governance Project (SNGP) will work with the national and sub-national governments and civil society to capitalize on renewed efforts to decentralize authority and resources in Mali - key to implementing the Algiers Peace Accord - to give more resources and authority directly to the regional governments.
On Friday, November 20, USAID lost a dear colleague and friend, Anita Datar, in the terrorist attack at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Bamako, Mali. Anita, a Senior Health Scientist for the Palladium Group, was in Bamako working on the USAID-funded Health Policy Plus project to improve reproductive health throughout Mali by engaging with community, religious, women and youth groups.
USAID/Mali and its partners, in collaboration with UNICEF/Mali and the World Health Organization, celebrated on October 15 Global Handwashing Day in Bamako and in the regions of Sikasso and Mopti. USAID/Mali highlighted its WASHplus activity (more info below) and its integrated rural nutrition and WASH activities, which focus on building resilience through the prevention and treatment of under nutrition while targeting the first 1,000 days of a child’s life.
Last updated: August 23, 2016