National Coordinator of the SME Development Support Program of the Republic of Mali
He is an economist, a strategist, an intellectual and social entrepreneur motivated and committed for the global economic progress, the global sustainable development and the universal peace promotion with more than 15 years working experience with Youth and Women across Africa and the World. He is now dedicating all his life for the promotion of and protection of Human Rigths, Women’s Rights, Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women Worldwide. And engaging men and boys. Mr. Coulibaly is the Founder, President and CEO of the Global Institute for Women’s Empowerment Group (GIWE GROUP), a member of MenEngage Global Alliance and also the National Coordinator of MenEngage Network Mali and Vice-Chair of the Steering Committee of MenEngage Africa Alliance. He is also a UN Women’s HeForShe Initiative Member and the Co-Founder of the African Development Group (ADG), the African Mining Alliance (AMA), the Alliance for African Renaissance (ARA) and the African Youth Center (AYC). In 2019, Mr. Kassoum COULIBALY is recently appointed as the National Coordinator of the Small & Medium Enterprise (SME) Development Support Program of Mali and Senator for Mali (Africa) at the World Business Angels Forum (WBAF). He obtained an Associate’s Degree in Economics and Development at the University of Bouaké (Côte d’Ivoire), Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Management at the University of Bamako (Mali) in 2000. He also obtained a Postgraduate Diploma in Human Rights from the Centre Universitaire Henry Dunant (CUHD) in Geneva (Switzerland) in 2008, a Certificate in Mineral Policy and Contract Negotiation from the University of Johannesburg (UJ) in South Africa in 2013 and a Certificate in Business and Human Rights in 2016 and a Certificate in Advanced Course in Human Rigths on the role of Men and Boys in Achieving Gender Equality in 2018 at the University of Pretoria (UP) in South Africa.