American Center Women’s Program Builds Skills and Leadership

The American Center in Bamako recently held an engaging session on public speaking techniques for 30 Malian women as part of a new women’s outreach program, Muso—designed to empower women to discuss critical community issues and learn tangible skills for personal and professional growth. The session was led by International Visitor Leadership Program alumnus and …

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U.S. Department of State Notice of Funding Opportunity

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE U.S. EMBASSY BAMAKO, PUBLIC AFFAIRS SECTION NOTICE OF FUNDING OPPORTUNITY  Funding Opportunity Title:             U.S. Embassy Bamako PAS Annual Program Statement Funding Opportunity Number:      Bamako-PAS-SMLGR2020-001 Deadline for Applications:               Rolling Basis until August 1, 2020 CFDA Number:                                19.040 – Public Diplomacy Programs Maximum for Each Award:            $300,000 Minimum for Each Award:             $1,000 PROGRAM DESCRIPTION …

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2020 Alumni Engagement Innovation Fund Call for Proposals

  Alumni of U.S. government-sponsored exchange programs, this opportunity is for you… please apply! Instructions: Fill out the Application form  and the Budget form . Send the forms to BamakoEmbAlumni@state.gov no later than February 22, 2020. Read the  funding requirements for more information about competition details. This year’s theme is Women, Peace, and Security. All proposals should be related to that topic. The U.S. Department …

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U.S. Donates Equipment to Mali’s National Broadcaster to Improve English Language Programs ORTM

U.S. Ambassador Dennis Hankins visited Mali’s State run Television and radio ORTM on December 11 to meet with the Director General, view the television and radio studios, and for a handover ceremony of broadcasting equipment that will be used to expand English language instruction for their weekly program “English Time” and Anglophone news coverage.  The …

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Mopti English Teachers Receive Prestigious Fulbright Awards for Study in the United States and Share Their Experience with Malian Teachers

Mr. Mamby Doumbia and Mr. Amassagou Michel Douyon, both English teachers at public high schools in Mopti, were selected as Fulbright Teaching Excellence and Achievement (TEA) fellows and completed six-week professional development programs at the University of North Carolina and at the University of Nevada in Reno, respectively. After returning to Mali, Mr. Doumbia and …

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The US Embassy welcomes participants of PAYLP exchange program

On Monday, August 27, 2018, the Embassy of the United States had the opportunity to welcome the three students from Kayes, Korotoumou Siby, Kadidia Sissoko, Fouseyni Sangare, and their mentor, Lassina Dao who have participated to the exchange program, spending 3 weeks in different states. As part of the exchange program entitled “Pan African Youth …

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Speakers and Movies Schedule

Bamako American Center Speakers Speaker Profession or Affiliation Date Topic U.S. Embassy Representative 03/05/2018 Kassogue Benjamin Maiga Amadou 03/19/2018 Keita Mohamed Fulbright foreign Student 03/19/2018 Fulbright application Process Magassouba Youssouf Professor/ Fulbright Alumni 04/09/2018 Essay writing Tamboura Moussa B TEA 04/16/2018 New Technologies Sangho Fatoumata Amadou MWF /YALI /GES 04/23/2018 Leadership Togola Komba dite Fatoumata IVLP 05/07/2018 …

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Ambassador Hosts Exchange Program alumni for World Press Freedom Day Event

Ambassador Folmsbee hosted 18 journalism and exchange alumni for a luncheon to recognize the role of these accomplished journalists in Mali’s democratic system and to highlight our commitment to freedom of the press Participants included journalism exchange alumni from 2014 to 2017. The journalists used the opportunity to discuss current issues in Mali, including the …

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Apply Now for 2018 Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program

For Non-U.S. Scholars to Come to the United States The Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program provides grants to approximately 900 foreign scholars from over 100 countries to conduct post-doctoral research at U.S. institutions from an academic semester to a full academic year. Please download and fill out the application form , then send to bamakoscholarships@state.gov . The submission deadline of applications is April …

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Apply Now for 2019 HUMPHREY FELLOWSHIP For Professional Development in the United States

The U.S. Embassy in Mali is seeking to recruit qualified applicants to pursue professional development exchange opportunities in the United States under the Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship program in the eligible fields below. The Humphrey Fellowship program is a competitive scholarship for mid-level professionals from around the world who have shown a demonstrated commitment to public …

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Linda Thomas-Greenfield, Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs, Visits Mali

U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs, Linda Thomas-Greenfield, recently visited Mali for three-days.  A/S Thomas-Greenfield met with the Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of Mali to discuss issues of security, peace and bilateral cooperation between the United States and Mali.  She participated in the closing ceremony of the Camp-ADA (Association for the Development …

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Ambassador Folmsbee Opens USAID Education Emergency Support Activity

Ambassador Folmsbee visited the city of Ségou (Balanzans City) and met the governor of the region.  He and the Minister of Education Barthelemy Togo launched a nine billion FCFA USAID / EESA (Education Emergency Support Activity) project to support education in emergency situations.  This project provides equitable access to education services for children affected by …

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2017 Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders

The Mandela Washington Fellowship (MWF) is the flagship program of the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI). This program will bring young leaders to the United States in 2017 for academic and leadership training and will create unique opportunities in Africa to put those new skills to practical use in propelling economic growth and prosperity and strengthening …

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Access Program Closing Ceremony 2016

On Thursday June 2, 2016 Mali’s Deputy Chief of Mission, Andrew Young, attended the closing ceremony for the English Access Microscholarship Program. The Access Program provides English language courses to talented 13-20 year-olds from economically disadvantaged sectors through after-school classes and intensive sessions.  The program has been implemented since 2014 in partnership with the Center …

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Mandela Washington Fellows – YALI 2016

On June 3, 2016 the Embassy’s Deputy Chief of Mission, Andrew Young, hosted a reception for former and current participants of the Mandela Washington Fellowship Program (MWF). The MWF is the summer exchange program which is part of President Obama’s Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI). This meeting was an opportunity to welcome back returning 2015 …

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American English Webinars for English Teachers

American English Webinar Series 2 has concluded.  Series 3 will begin on May 4, 2016.  Series 3 will cover topics such as using theater and songs in the English language classroom, promoting gender equality and group work to increase student speaking time, and creating American Readers Clubs to enhance English learning. The American English Webinar Series …

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International Women’s Day 2016 Social Media Campaign

This year, in recognition of International Women’s Day, the Embassy of the United States in Mali recognized 30 courageous and talented Malian women through a month-long Facebook campaign.  Every day, for 30 days, the Embassy highlighted the work of each woman and their achievements.  The Embassy has had the honor of working with these women …

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2017-18 FULBRIGHT PROGRAMS for University Study and Research in the United States

The U.S. Embassy in Bamako is currently seeking to recruit qualified Malian applicants to pursue graduate studies or conduct research and professional development programs in the United States 2017-18 Fulbright Junior Staff Development Program: This program funds two years of higher level education in the United States, leading to a Master’s degree.  The JSD candidates should have at least the equivalent …

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Paul A. Folmsbee U.S. Ambassador to Mali Term of Appointment: 05/2015 to present

Paul A. Folmsbee of Sarasota, Florida was nominated to be Ambassador to the Republic of Mali by President Barack Obama on September 18, 2014 and confirmed by the United States Senate on May 23, 2015. Prior to his appointment as Ambassador he served as Executive Director, Bureau of African Affairs in the Department of State. …

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Our Public Affairs Officer visits Timbuktu to Launch the 2016 PAYLP Scholarship Program

Continuing our outreach throughout Mali, our Public Affairs Officer visited Timbuktu where he met with the governor, the mayors of Timbuktu and Salam, the imam of the Djinguereber Mosque (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), and important civil society leaders. Other highlights included interviews with high school students and teachers for the 2016 African Youth Leadership …

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