Where We Work
Population: 21,473,764 (2022 estimation)
Number of communities currently implementing the CEP: 30
Location of Tostan country coordination office: Bamako
Languages used in the CEP: Bamanankan, French, English
Regions where we work: Koulikoro, Dioila, Ségou
Partners: Government of Mali, UNFPA
In Mali, Tostan first implemented its Community Empowerment Program (CEP) in 2009 in 38 communities (28 communities in Koulikoro and 14 neighborhoods in Yirimadio, a suburb of Bamako), in partnership with USAID Mali and NORAD, the Government of Mali, and local NGOs.
Between October 2013 and December 2016, 40 communities in the commune of Sirakorola, located in the Koulikoro region participated in the CEP.
In October 2017, Tostan Mali conducted the three-year CEP in 80 communities in Koulikoro, Dioila and Banamba. This was done in two phases, the first engaged 40 communities between October 2017 – June 2021. The second phase engaged 40 communities between October 2018 and December 2021.
To date, a total of 158 communities have completed the CEP in Mali. A new three-year cycle of the CEP was launched in January 2022 with 30 communities in the Koulikoro and Segou regions in partnership with UNFPA and the government of Mali.
From 2016 to 2022, 80 communities participated in the Peace and Security module. This has directly resulted in the active resolution of over 112 local conflicts.
Population: 18,429,893 (July 2018 estimation)
Number of communities currently implementing the CEP: 80
Location of Tostan country coordination office: Koulikoro
Languages used in the CEP: Bambara, French, English
Regions where we work: Koulikoro, Dioila, Ségou, Yirimadio (Bamako suburb)
Partners: Government of Mali, Project Muso, Sini Sanuman, NORAD, UNFPA
In partnership with USAID and the Government of Mali, we began working in Mali in 2009. In 2019, we are implementing the Community Empowerment Program (CEP) in 80 communities, 40 of which are from March onwards. In 2018, the Community Management Committees (CMC) in Mali organized 836 community clean-up days, and CEP participants adopted 3,928 people with whom they shared what they learned in class, through the organized diffusion method. The CMCs mobilized their communities to organize the enrolment of 740 pupils into formal education and the birth certificate registration of 724 children. In Mali, there are currently nine CMC federations, which collaborate on development projects in Yirimadio, Méguétan, Dinandougou, Sirakorola right and left riverbanks, Tougouni, Kaladougou, Nangola-Wacoro, and Benkadi.