Kassoum Coulibaly

Kassoum Coulibaly

Business Development, Bali


Mr. Kassoum Coulibaly is an economist, strategist, intellectual, technological, economic, and social entrepreneur motivated and committed to global economic progress, sustainable development, and universal peace promotion with more than 21 years of working experience with Youth and Women across Africa and the World. He is now dedicating all his life to Human Rights, Women’s Rights, Gender Equality promotion and protection, and the Empowerment of Women Worldwide by engaging men and boys.


Mr. Coulibaly is the Founder, President, and CEO of the Global Institute for Women’s Empowerment Group (GIWE GROUP), a member of MenEngage Global Alliance, the National Coordinator of MenEngage Network Mali and Vice-Chair of the Steering Committee of MenEngage Africa Alliance. He is also a UN Women’s HeForShe Initiative Member and the Co-Founder of the African Development Group (ADG), the African Mining Alliance (AMA), the Alliance for African Renaissance (ARA), and the African Youth Center (AYC).


He has worked for several national and international NGs and United Nations (UN) organizations like UNESCO, UNDP, UNV, and UNCTAD as a Consultant and Project Associate in Africa. He has held leadership positions in global organizations such as the International Association of Students in Economics and Commerce (AIESEC) and Junior Chamber International (JCI). As an Economic Freedom Fighter (EFF), Mr. Coulibaly is also currently supporting the promotion of entrepreneurship among Youth and Women organizations for more than ten years in the issues of information and communication, education and training, technical assistance and consulting, studies and research.


From 2011-2012, he served as the Economic and Commercial Counsellor for Africa at the Sichuan Supplier Chamber of Commerce (SSCC) in China. He continues to develop the economic, social, and cultural relations between Africa and China. During 2015-2016, he got selected as one of the UN Women’s Empower Women Program Global Champion for Women’s Economic Empowerment (WEE), where he demonstrated his ability to support rural women entrepreneurs. From 2016-2017, he was one of the UN Women’s Empower Women Program Mentor in the Business Development Group (BDG). In 2018, he joined the Side By Side Faith Movement for Gender Justice as a principal member of its National Steering Group in Mali, the Sub-Regional Steering Group in West Africa, and the Global Steering Group in the United Kingdom (UK). In 2019, he got appointed as one of the members of the Consultative Council of UN Women in Mali.


He obtained an Associate’s Degree in Economics and Development at the University of Bouaké (Côte d’Ivoire) and a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Management at the University of Bamako (Mali) in 2000. He also obtained a Postgraduate Diploma in Human Rights from the Centre Universitaire Henry Dunant (CUHD) in Geneva (Switzerland) in 2008; a Certificate in Mineral Policy and Contract Negotiation from the University of Johannesburg (UJ) in South Africa in 2013, and a Certificate in Business and Human Rights in 2016 and a Certificate in Advanced Course in Human Rights on the role of Men and Boys in Achieving Gender Equality in 2018 at the University of Pretoria (UP) in South Africa. In 2020, he obtained the prestigious GenderPro Certificate at the Global Women’s Institute (GWI) of George Washington University (GWU).

Mr. Kassoum Coulibaly speaks both French and English.