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Cordaid has been working in Mali for over 50 years. Since 2009, Cordaid’s interventions are carried out directly from its West Africa office based in Bamako, in close collaboration with local NGOs.


Results & Indicators

  • 32,000 farmers improved their sustainable production skills (2020)

  • 48,000 people increased their income (2020)

  • 125 villages committed to abolishing circumcision and early marriage (2020)

  • 5100 new jobs created (2020)


Inclusive peace
Peace and security are essential preconditions for sustainable development. In Mali, the insecurity that has prevailed in recent years has severely affected income-generating activities. Cordaid implements programmes that build the capacity of communities to prevent and manage conflicts related to natural resource management, socio-political issues, justice and religion.

Sustainable livelihoods
Cordaid implements several programmes that focus on job creation, training and the involvement of young people in the decision-making process and management of their community affairs. We help small producers to create associations with professional supervision, technical training, and marketing of products that comply with organic and fair trade standards.

Health care
Cordaid and its local partners work to improve the sexual and reproductive health of youth and adolescents. Through the six-year Jigiya programme, we aim to educate 1 million young Malians on reproductive health, family planning and their right to protect themselves from early marriage and pregnancy, female genital mutilation and HIV/AIDS.


We strengthen governance and implement peacebuilding activities through local young leaders in the Segou and Timbuktu regions. We support the population of these regions as well as the population of the Mopti region in their efforts to improve their food security, without increasing their environmental footprint.

In the regions of Kayes and Koulikoro, we create employment opportunities for young people, and in Sikasso we develop agricultural value chains and support the inclusion of small producers. We promote better reproductive health care for young people in 87 municipalities in four regions: Ségou, Kayes, Koulikoro and Mopti.


Our implementing partners in Mali include the Government of Mali, APEJ, CAEB, OMAES, AMASSA/Afrique Verte, ONG AMEDD, Elephant Vert, Netherlands Food Partnership, Emploi et Moi, Coprokazan, Foundation Voice4Tought (V4T) SNV, OXFAM, RTI, AEN and the Human Security Collective.

Our donors include the Dutch Embassy in Mali, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands, USAID, the European Union and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark.

Cordaid Mali
BP 250 – Hamdallaye, ACI 2000
Bamako, Mali

Phone: +223 20 29 31 13

The Burkina Faso office is part of our West Africa Cluster.

Director of the West Africa Cluster
Iris Hartevelt
Email: [email protected]

Country Manager
Ataoulaye Bah
Email: [email protected]