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 ... Read More»

U.S. Ambassador Dennis Hankins Visits Kayes Region

The U.S. Ambassador to Mali Dennis B. Hankins visited Kayes Region from December 3-5.  The Ambassador met with Kayes regional and local government authorities, development representatives, and civil society leaders.  He held meetings with U.S. supported programs to improve access to justice, education, youth participation, and to build social cohesion and community resilience in the ... Read More»

Call for Application for Summer Study of the U.S. Institutes (SUSI) for Scholars and Educators 

Scholars Call for Application – SUMMER 2020 STUDY OF THE U.S. INSTITUTES FOR SCHOLARS – All interested candidates please apply! Download the application form . Fill it out and attach the document to your email and send to  bamakoscholarships@state.gov  no later than January 10, 2020, midnight. Please read the  program requirements  for more information. The Study of the U.S. Institutes for Scholars ... Read More»

United States Donates Equipment for Explosive Ordnance Detection and Disposal in Mali

Embassy of the United States in Mali Press Release  Bamako, Mali, September 28, 2019 Bamako – At the September 27 Malian Direction du Génie Militaire’s (DGM) graduation ceremony for six new Specialists in Explosive Ordinance Disposal (EOD) the United States Government (USG) donated anti-mining equipment and supplies to the Malian Military (FAMa).  Ambassador Dennis B. ... Read More»

AFRICOM Commander General Townsend Visits Mali

BAMAKO, Mali – On his first multi-country regional visit to West Africa, General Stephen Townsend, Commander, U.S Africa Command, visited Mali Sept. 16.  The visit provided an important opportunity to meet Malian leadership and discuss the evolving security situation in Mali and the Sahel.  U.S. Ambassador Dennis B. Hankins and a delegation of senior U.S. ... Read More»

U.S. Congressional Delegation Visit to Bamako Underscores Importance of Stability in Mali and Sahel 

Embassy of the United States in Mali Press Release   Bamako, Mali, August 28, 2019 A U.S. Congressional delegation led by Representative Mr. Jimmy Panetta visited Mali August 27-28 as part of a multi-stop tour to develop a deeper understanding of the operational environment in the Sahel and international cooperation to counter terrorism and violent ... Read More»

Acting Assistant Secretary of Defense Wheelbarger Meets with President IBK to discuss Security

In a high-level visit Acting Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs Kathryn Wheelbarger visited Mali June 2-4. On June 4, she and Ambassador Dennis Hankins met with Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita (IBK) at the presidential palace in Koulouba, Bamako. Their discussions focused on peace and security in Mali. Speaking with Malian Broadcasting Company, ... Read More»

U.S. Ambassador Meets with Journalists to Discuss the Importance of Countering Fake News

On May 21 Ambassador Hankins met with Malian media professionals at the U.S. Embassy-hosted workshop on countering fake news. Twenty-two prominent editors from Mali’s print, broadcast and online media outlets attended the workshop, which provided a global look at the fake news phenomenon, and provided concrete strategies to help journalists discern real from fake news. ... Read More»

United States and Mali – Fighting Malaria Together

April 25, 2019 –World Malaria Day  Over the last five years, Mali with assistance from the United States, has reduced the burden of malaria by 60 percent – helping to improve the health resilience of people living all over the country.  This achievement is as result of cooperation between many partners and countless communities throughout ... Read More»

Regional Counternarcotics Trafficking Conference (SPIDER) Bamako, Mali March 12-15

Embassy of the United States in Mali Press Release Bamako, Mali, March 20, 2019 In collaboration with the Government of Mali’s Office of Counternarcotics, the U.S. Embassy and Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement in Mali organized a conference March 12-15, 2019 in Bamako.  The four-day conference on regional drug trafficking  brought together efforts ... Read More»

Call for Proposals: Funding Opportunity- Julia Taft Refugee Fund for FY 2019

U.S. Department of State Call for Proposals Funding Opportunity: Julia Taft Refugee Fund for FY 2019 Date Open: March 19, 2019 Date Closed: April 18, 2019 CFDA: 19.517 – Overseas Refugee Assistance Programs for Africa Funding Instrument: Grant Minimum Award Amount: $5,000 Ceiling Award Amount: $25,000 Background and funding opportunity description U.S. Embassy Bamako in ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Bamako’s visit to Islamic Institute Kola in Bamako

21 February 2019 — The U.S. Embassy Public Affairs team visited Islamic institute Kola in Bamako, where they met with teachers including Imam Salif Gaba and elementary school students aged 6-12.   The school located in Kabala neighborhood provides Arabic language instruction to 415 schoolchildren aged 6-16 in first through ninth grade.  The Embassy donated 46 ... Read More»

Mali to Participate in Flintlock 2019

More than 2,000 service members from more than 30 African and western partner nations will participate in Flintlock 2019 at multiple locations in Burkina Faso and Mauritania from February 18 – March 1, 2019. More than 2,000 service members from more than 30 African and western partner nations will participate in Flintlock 2019 at multiple ... Read More»

Partnering for Community Policing in Mali

January 29, 2019- Charge d’Affaires Gregory Garland met with six Malian law enforcement officers at the U.S. Embassy in advance of their trip to Botswana for the U.S. sponsored International Law Enforcement Academy (ILEA) for Community Policing and Crisis Leadership.  The U.S. Embassy supports this program because it improves leadership and police-community relations.  The symposium ... Read More»

Call for Application SUSI 2019

 The U.S. Embassy in Mali is seeking to recruit qualified Malian students for the Study of the U.S. Institutes for Student Leaders on Social Entrepreneurship 2019 (SUSI). All interested candidates please read the Eligibility Requirements and, if you meet them, apply!  Blank-application form for students Blank application form for Educators Blank application form for Scholars Download the application forms. Fill it out, and attach the document to your email and send to  bamakoscholarships@state.gov   No Later Than January ... Read More»

USAID’s Food for Peace Partnership with UNICEF Saves Lives in Mali

November 16, 2016 Recurrent natural disasters and severe poverty contribute to food insecurity in Mali, while civil conflict since 2012 has exacerbated food insecurity and spurred population displacement. In 2018, an estimated 4.6 million people are food insecure and 1.1 million people are affected by or at risk of malnutrition, according to the UN. As ... Read More»

U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Mr. Tibor P. Nagy visits Mali

(Bamako)  U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Mr. Tibor P. Nagy visited Mali November 4-6.  Mr. Nagy is the head of the bureau in the U.S. State Department responsible for U.S. policy in Africa, and promoting U.S. goals in support of bilateral relationships throughout Africa, including with Mali.  In this, his first trip ... Read More»

African Women Entrepreneurs Expand Business Networks in the United States

Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC July 12, 2018 Twenty-two women entrepreneurs from 13 African countries arrive in the United States this week to connect with their American counterparts and accelerate the growth of their businesses. The businesswomen in this year’s African Women’s Entrepreneurship Program (AWEP) join a network that has created thousands ... Read More»

Launch of One Health Plateform in Mali

 Embassy of the United States in Mali Press Release No: BAM2018-011 ENG Bamako, Mali, June 28, 2018 Bamako, Mali – On June 21, 2018, the U.S. government through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Malian government reinforced their long-standing partnership in the health sector with the launch of the “One Health ... Read More»

Department of State Participation in Flintlock 2018

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release MEDIA NOTE April 6, 2018 The Department of State is pleased to once again participate in Flintlock, U.S. Africa Command’s (AFRICOM) annual and largest Special Operations Forces exercise. Flintlock exercises have taken place regularly since 2005 with partner nations from the Trans-Sahara Counterterrorism Partnership ... Read More»

United States supports Mali with physical security and arms stockpile management with $1,740,000 over three years          

Tuesday, 27 February 2018 – U.S. Ambassador Folmsbee handed over the keys for 22 armories in Segou, Mopti, and Bamako, constructed for the Malian Armed Forces, Customs and Police. The project for the construction of the physical security facilities and training of personnel, was sponsored by the United States and implemented by NGO partner, Mines ... Read More»

Ambassador Folmsbee’s Remarks – Handover Ceremony of 22 Armories for Physical Security and Stockpile Management in Mali

Ambassador Paul A. Folmsbee Remarks Handover Ceremony of 22 Armories Constructed for the Malian Armed Forces, Customs and Police Customs Headquarters Bamako, Mali Tuesday, 27 February 2018                                                         ... Read More»

To Improve Stability and Prosperity, United States Government Emphasizes Support for Mali’s Decentralization of Public Financial Management

Friday, February 15, 2018, Kati, Mali – Ambassador Paul A. Folmsbee opened the U.S. Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Annual Review of the Mali Sub-National Governance Program (SNGP), noting, “The Malian government’s decentralizing of public financial management will continue to pave the way for a more democratic, resilient and prosperous life for present and future ... Read More»

Malian Prime Minister Meets with Ambassador Paul Folmsbee

U.S. Ambassador Paul A. Folmsbee met with the newly-appointed Malian Prime Minister Soumeylou Boubeye Maiga on January 3 in Bamako. This meeting was an opportunity for the two personalities to discuss security, the peace process, and U.S. assistance to Mali. “We are a big partner of Mali and we are here to help Mali. The ... Read More»

US Ambassador Meets with ICFJ Participants

U.S. Ambassador Paul Folmsbee received three Malian journalists returning from a three-weeklong internship in the United States under the auspices of the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ). These journalists came to the ambassador to present him with their certificates and discuss their experiences. With the support and guidance of ICFJ, Arkia Toure spent her internship ... Read More»

USG Sponsors Graduate Studies in the U.S for Three Malian Military Officers

The US Ambassador to Mali, HE Paul A. Folmsbee, congratulated, last week, three Malian officers leaving for military graduate studies in the United States. The Embassy is proud of these three officers who were the best-qualified candidates for this training program. Participants include LT Colonel Oumar Yoro Sidibé who will attend U.S Army war college, ... Read More»

U.S. Engages Malian Parliamentarians against Violent Extremism

Malian MPs Brehima Beridogo and Belco Ba took part in the Parliamentary Exchange Program in Washington, DC, from November 13-17, which brought together six MPs from Burkina Faso, Mali, and Niger. The program sought to discuss how parliaments can play an active role in the fight against violent extremism and the enhancement of regional and ... Read More»

USA Support Cattle Fattening Project in Mopti

The United States Embassy signed a $20,000 grant agreement with the Réseau des Jeunes Patriots Pour le Development de Mopti (RJPDM-MALI) to support its cow fattening project in the region of Mopti.  The project will improve the living conditions of 500 repatriated and returning refugee youth that are members of the  RJPDM-MALI association in Sévare, ... Read More»

Three Malian Journalists Attend USG Sponsored Internship Program in U.S.

Three U.S. Embassy sponsored Malian journalists headed to the United States of America for an internship program in journalism. This second special internship program is implemented by the International Center for Journalists (#ICFJ) in Washington DC. It seeks to build a free and professional press in Mali, by exposing Malian journalists to current trends and ... Read More»

Chargé d’Affaires Greg Garland Launches workshop on Food Security

Chargé d’Affaires of the U.S. Embassy Greg Garland and Malian Minister of Foreign Affairs Abdoulaye Diop, co-chaired the opening ceremony of a three-day workshop on the Global Strategy for Food Security from USAID on October 18 at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Bamako. Malian Minister of Foreign Affairs Abdoulaye Diop urged the Malian stakeholders to ... Read More»

Call for Applications – Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study (YES)

NICER Mali (iEARN-MALI)  in collaboration with U.S. Embassy in Mali is seeking to recruit qualified Malian students for YES program for the academic year 2018-2019. This program provides scholarships for high school students (ages 15-17 years) to spend up to one academic year as an exchange student in the United States. Students live with host families, ... Read More»

Pan African Youth Leadership Program (PAYLP) Participants Return to Gao

14 September 2017  The U.S. Embassy welcomes home the four young leaders and their mentor from the northern Mali region of Gao.  The group arrived Early September to Mali after spending three weeks in the United States as part of the Pan African Youth Leadership Program (PAYLP) program.  This dynamic youth leadership program brings together ... Read More»

Ambassador’s Statement for Tabaski (Eid al Adha)

  On behalf of the American people and the U.S. Embassy in Bamako, I would like to wish the people of Mali a blessed and peaceful Tabaski.  During this sacred holiday, Muslims all around the world will gather with families, friends and neighbors to honor the values of faith, charity, devotion and self-sacrifice. These are ... Read More»

Ambassador Folmsbee Visits Central Mali to Support Education and Humanitarian Assistance

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                             DATE: August 28, 2017 BAMAKO – The United States Ambassador to Mali Paul A. Folmsbee visited the central region of Mopti August 22 – 24, 2017, to review U.S. development and humanitarian activities in this region.  Under threat of violence from extremist elements, many schools have been closed in northern and central ... Read More»

Youth from Northern Mali participate to the Pan African Youth Leadership Program

The Pan African Youth Leadership Program (PAYLP) supports long-range U.S. foreign policy priorities by offering secondary school students (ages 15-18) and adult educators the opportunity to explore themes such as entrepreneurship, civic education, youth leadership and economic development, and respect for diversity. Through three-week, intensive exchanges in the United States, participants engage in workshops on ... Read More»

US Helps Build Four Health Commodity Warehouses to Boost Mali’s Central Medical Store Storage

“By breaking ground on these warehouses, we are participating in the building of a better and prosperous Mali,” Ambassador Folmsbee underscored during the launching ceremony for four health commodity warehouses in Bamako and in the regions of Kayes, Koulikoro, and Mopti. This construction project is the result of a dynamic and strong partnership between the ... Read More»

2017 Eid Al-Fitr Message From Secretary Rex Tillerson

On the occasion of [Eid al-Fitr/Idul Fitri (as appropriate)], I convey our warmest wishes to our Muslim friends around the world. This holiday marks the culmination of Ramadan, a holy month in which many experience meaning and inspiration in acts of fasting, prayer, and charity. On [Eid al-Fitr/Idul Fitri (as appropriate)] Muslims in the United ... Read More»

Press Release

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 ... Read More»

US Ambassador Meets President IBK to Discuss Cooperation

Ambassador Folmsbee met with President IBK on February 21 to discuss US-Mali cooperation and the United States support for the success of the peace process. Responding to questions from national television ORTM, Ambassador Folmsbee said, “After recent U.S. elections I wanted to meet with the Head of State to reiterate our commitment to Africa and particularly ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

AFRICOM Commander General Waldhauser Visits Mali

General Thomas D. Waldhauser, Commander in Chief of the United States Command for Africa (AFRICOM), was received at the Koulouba Palace by President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita.  During the meeting, the two senior officials discussed common defense and security challenges and the strengthening of the partnership.  Gen. Waldhauser stressed that Mali is an important ally of ... Read More»

Call for Application – Study of the U.S. Institutes for Student Leaders on Social Entrepreneurship 2017

Call for Application – Study of the U.S. Institutes for Student Leaders on Social Entrepreneurship 2017 – All interested candidates please apply! Download the application form . Fill it out, and attach the document to your email and send to Pasbamako@state.gov  No Later Than December 25, 2016, midnight. Please read the  SUSI program requirements for more information. This scholarship provides the opportunity ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy supports Mali’s Crisis Response Team Program and National Security Fellowship

On Wednesday June 8, 2016, the U.S. Embassy in Bamako and the Malian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, International Cooperation and African Integration signed two Memoranda of Understanding to implement a Crisis Response Team (CRT) Program and a National Security Fellowship.  The CRT Program will allow the formation of 3 teams of 24 gendarmes (72 total) ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Annual Ramadan Donation 2016

Ambassador Folmsbee visited Mali’s High Islamic Council and the National Union of Muslim Women of Mali (UNAFEM) to mark the beginning of the holy month of Ramadan and the official launch of the Embassy’s annual donation of sugar and rice to local charities, NGOs and mosques. Ambassador Folmsbee met with the president of the High ... Read More»

Under Secretary of State Dr. Sarah Sewall visits Bamako and Mopti

In her recent visit to Mali, Dr. Sarah Sewall, the Under Secretary of State for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights visited the city of Mopti where she met the regional governor and authorities and also visited with civil society organizations and NGOs.  While in Mopti she visited the training facilities of the Malian NGO ... Read More»

Under Secretary for Political Affairs Thomas Shannon visits Mali

We were proud to recently welcome Ambassador Thomas Shannon, the Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs to Mali. The position of Under Secretary is the third-highest ranked position in the U.S. State Department.  Ambassador Shannon was just appointed as Under Secretary on February 12, 2016 and Mali was one of the countries he visited ... Read More»

International Women’s Day #8Mars

Did you know that March 8th is International Women’s Day?  This year, the U.S. Embassy will recognize the talented Malian women we have had the honor to work with on our exchange programs, educational initiatives and other development projects in the last year.  We are proud of their accomplishments in their communities and proud to ... Read More»

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. ... Read More»
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