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Woman voting
December 18, 2018

The U.S. Government, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), held a roundtable on December 18 to discuss lessons learned from electoral violence prevention during the 2018 Mali elections. The aim of the activity was to support Malian electoral stakeholders in strengthening their electoral early warning and response systems, and to improve the ability of national and local stakeholders to respond to electoral violence.

Women prepare ready-to-use therapeutic food
November 15, 2018

Recurrent natural disasters and severe poverty contribute to food insecurity in Mali, while civil conflict since 2012 has exacerbated food insecurity and spurred population displacement. In 2018, an estimated 4.6 million people are food insecure and 1.1 million people are affected by or at risk of malnutrition, according to the UN. As of September, the government of Mali and the UN also report approximately 77,000 internally displaced persons within Mali and 140,000 Malian refugees in Burkina Faso, Mauritania and Niger.

At the One Health Platform Launch, participants hold a  certificate
June 27, 2018

On June 21, 2018, the U.S. government through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Malian government reinforced their long-standing partnership in the health sector with the launch of the “One Health Platform,” which will address diseases of pandemic potential in Mali. 

May 10, 2018

On Wednesday, the United States Ambassador to Mali, Paul Folmsbee, administered the oath of office for Scott G. Dobberstein, officially swearing him in as the new Mission Director for the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in Mali.

March 23, 2016

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


Last updated: June 12, 2020

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