Abdennabi BIIOUI, President of the Oriental Regional Council and President of the Oriental Regional Investment Fund. In addition to being a businessman in the field of construction and real estate, he has extensive experience in politics. He was elected parliamentary deputy under the banner of the Authenticity and Modernity Party (WFP) from 2011 to 2015, Member of the Infrastructure Committee of the House of Representatives and Chairman of the Moroccan-Japanese Parliamentary Committee. He is also a member of the board of the National Federation of Construction and Public Works and Founding President of the "BASMA Foundation for Charities".
Abdu Muwonge is a Senior Urban Specialist at the World Bank, currently based in the Nairobi office in Kenya, where he leads and coordinates the Kenya devolution and urban work program that covers urban development, housing, informal settlements, devolution and metropolitan governance. Prior to joining the Africa region, he served in the South Asia Region where he led and supported programs on local government and water and sanitation in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka. He has worked in the Eastern and Central Asia region, contributing to the Ukraine, Serbia and Moldova work program in the Human Development Unit. Abdu possesses 13 years of working experience with the World Bank.
Point focal de la Direction Nationale de la Santé auprès des Collectivités territoriales du Mali
Point focal de la Direction Nationale de la Santé auprès des Collectivités territoriales du Mali (les Soins essentiels dans la communauté, le Groupe d’Appui à la Gouvernance du Système de la Santé…) Membre du Comité de pilotage de l’Agence de l’Environnement du Développement Durable du Mali (le Fonds climat Mali, le Réseau National d’Information sur le l’Environnement…). Membre du Comité de Pilotage de suivi du processus d’élaboration du programme sectoriel eau et assainissement phase II du PROSEA.
Ingénieur en Décentralisation et Ingénierie de Développement Local-DIDL de l’Université de Bamako et employé en qualité de Conseiller en Santé et Environnement de l’Association des Municipalités du Mali-AMM depuis janvier 2010. Membre de plusieurs cadres de réflexions et de concertations de la santé et l’environnement de l’Etat, des ONG et du secteur privé du Mali.
Expert in governance and a Lawyer specialising in civil society organisations
Achille NOUPEOU is an expert in governance and a lawyer specialising in civil society organisations. For more than 10 years, it has been supporting local authorities in the implementation of participatory budget programmes, thus facilitating people's access to Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ESCR). Currently, he is Head of the Alternative Social Housing Programme in Cameroon. This project aims to improve the inhabitants' access to the Right to Housing. He has written several articles in the field of governance and housing.
Adama Sangaré has been mayor of Bamako, the capital of Mali, since July 6, 2007. Upon taking office, he expressed great ambitions for the Bamako district, which he hoped to propel into the 21st century.
His colleagues’ confidence won him seats on decision-making bodies of the Association internationale des maires francophones (AIFM), United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG) and METROPOLIS.
From 1998 to 2007, he was in turn third assistant, second assistant and then head of Vital Statistics of the Census and of Administrative and Legal Affairs of Commune III, as well as chair of the District’s Twinning and Cooperation Commission.
In addition to his political appointments, Sangaré also served as teaching assistant at Mali’s National School of Administration, representative of AFRIDRA-ONG Paris to Bamako, attorney at Ousmane Dicko and social security inspector for the Directorate General of INPS.
Sangaré has a master’s of law from the National School of Administration and a master’s of business administration (MBA) from the École des sciences de la gestion at the Université du Québec à Montréal (ESG-UQAM).
Adama is a lawyer in business law by training. He studied at the Cheikh Anta Diop University of Dakar (UCAD). Before joining WIEGO, he was the representative of the German organization Doleel Jigeen (Strengthening and Empowering Women) in Senegal. He was also administrator, in charge of pedagogy, of the Center of Exchange and Development of Artisans of Senegal. He then worked for several years at Enda’s Research-Action-Training Group where he was responsible for programmes focused especially on women, children, craftsmen, and waste collectors. He is currently a special advisor to the Mayor of the municipality of Malika where he lives. He has proven experience in action research, popular mediation, and management of community and non-formal organizations. He has worked as an activist in his country and across Africa for the causes of vulnerable people and development problems for more than 20 years.
Adama Traoré is a Malian author, director and comedian, born in 1962 in Sikasso. He is the director and creator of the cultural association and theatrical company Act Seven of Bamako (S for Awareness, E for Education, P for Promotion, and T for Theatrical), initiated in 1994, and the Theater Festival of Realities. A graduate of the National Institute of Arts in Bamako in 1986, he taught drama from 1989 to 1999. From 2001 to 2005, he was an expert on West Africa with the International Commission of Francophone Theater.
Adama Traoré is since 2002, knight of arts and letters of the French Republic.