FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 15, 2017
Bamako, Mali – On June 14, 2017, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Malian government have renewed their partnership by signing an amendment to a grant in the amount of $4,800,000 to support rule of law and human rights for Malian citizens. This is the sixth amendment to the agreement that the Republic of Mali and United States of America signed on October 9, 2015.
This Economic Support Funds (ESF) Overseas Contingency Operations in the area of rule of law and human rights will allow carrying out projects in Mali as part of the USG’s Security Governance Initiative through Mali Justice Program.
The four year (2016-2020), $22 million, Mali Justice Program works with the formal and informal justice sectors and civil society to advance institution reforms, increase access to justice, and reduce corruption, ultimately to enhance delivery of justice services in the country.
This support is entirely in line with the Mission’s five-year Country Development Cooperation Strategy which aims to help Malians to achieve a democratic, resilient and prosperous future. USAID Mali pursues its support to Mali’s efforts of decentralization to strengthen good governance and civic participation for a unified Mali. The global amount of the bilateral agreement between the two countries is estimated at $148,107,821. On behalf of the U.S. government, we support the continued partnership with the Malian government to encourage the rule of law to secure human rights for all” stated Ambassador Paul A. Folmsbee.
For more information, contact:
Bureau de Presse et des Informations / ACI 2000 Rue 243 Porte 297 / Bamako, Mali
Tél : 20 70 24 24 /20 70 24 26 / Fax : 20 70 24 79 / Email : PASBamako@state.gov