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 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 Women’s Rights, Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women Worldwide.
He has worked for several 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 holds leadership positions in the past.
As an Economic Freedom Fighter (EFF), Mr. Coulibaly is also currently supporting the promotion of entrepreneurship among Youth and Women organizations for more than ten (10) years) in the issues of information and communication, education and training, technical assistance and consulting, studies and research.
In 2015-2016, he has been selected as one of the UN Women’s Empower Women Program Global Champion for Women’s Economic Empowerment (WEE) where he demonstrated his ability in supporting rural women entrepreneurs. In 2016-2017, he is currently one of the UN Women’s Empower Women Program Mentor in the Business Development Group (BDG).
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. He is also a UN Women’s HeForShe Initiative Member.
He is also 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 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 at the University of Pretoria (UP) in South Africa.