U.S. Embassy Celebrates International Youth Day with Young Malian Leaders

United States Embassy in Mali Press Statement No: 10-EN Bamako, Mali, August 18, 2021  To celebrate International Youth Day and the Young African Leaders Initiative’s (YALI) 11th anniversary, U.S. Ambassador Dennis Hankins presided over a ceremony honoring six young Malian leaders who recently completed the YALI Mandela Washington Fellowship. Established in 2010, YALI is the ... Read More»

Malian Leaders Prepare for Prestigious Mandela Washington Fellowship

U.S. Ambassador Dennis Hankins joined Mali’s 2021 Mandela Washington Fellowship recipients to discuss U.S. engagement in Africa and the critical role youth will play in shaping the continent’s future. The Mandela Washington Fellowship is the flagship program of the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI), created in 2014 to deepen the United States’ engagement with youth ... Read More»

Ambassador Hankins Joins Minister of Youth and Sport for Closing of U.S-Funded Kati Girls’ Soccer Tournament

United States Embassy in Mali Press Statement  No: 6-EN   Bamako, Mali, April 8, 2021  U.S. Ambassador Dennis B. Hankins delivered the opening kick of the championship game of the Kati Girls’ Soccer Tournament, the only girls’ inter-school soccer tournament in Mali.  Aiming to build confidence, discipline, and leadership among girls and empower them to participate ... Read More»

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»

Bamako’s American Center Engages Youth on Corruption Issues

In celebration of International Anti-Corruption Day, observed on December 9, the U.S. Embassy in Mali, the American Center in Bamako, hosted a series of activities, including a workshop and a movie screening, to raise awareness among youth about the issues surrounding corruption. On December 5, 2019, the American Center organized a workshop with 40 university ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»
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