Mr. Kassoum Coulibaly 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 21 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 Rights, Women’s Rights, Gender & Climate Change, Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women Worldwide by 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).
He has worked for several national and international NGOs and United Nations (UN) organizations like UNESCO, UNDP, UNV and UNCTAD as Consultant and Project Associate in Africa. And also engaged with some famous global organizations like the International Association of Students in Economics and Commerce (AIESEC) and Junior Chamber International (JCI) where he held leadership positions in the past.
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 Rights on the role of Men and Boys in Achieving Gender Equality in 2018 at the University of Pretoria (UP) in South Africa. In 2020, he obtained the prestigious GenderPro Certificate at the Global Women’s Institute (GWI) of The George Washington University (GWU).