Our work in
Our work in
Political unrest and insecurity in Mali in recent years has made radio an even more critical source of information and dialogue, as internal conflict often results in reduced public services. Working in Mali remains a challenge due to security concerns, but we are proud to have maintained our presence there since 2007. In fact, Bamako is home to our longest-operating francophone office.
A large country with a relatively small, highly dispersed population, Mali has a radio landscape characterized by many small, local and community-oriented stations. Our projects have addressed the promotion of education, women's rights, sustainable agriculture, and climate change mitigation and adaptation.
13.5 million potential listeners
By combining radio coverage maps with population density information, we estimate that our partner stations in Mali have a combined potential audience of more than 13.5 million people.
186th on the Human Development Index
21,904,983 total population
55% rural population
68% employment in agriculture
16% rural access to electricity
22% women’s literacy rate
Source: UNDP, World Bank
Millet, sorghum, rice, maize, wheat, barley, cowpea, groundnut, fonio, cotton
Our work in Mali
134 Broadcasting partners
1991 First broadcasting partner joined
2007 Country office opened
2007 First radio project
Cité des Coopérants, Intersection of Rues 202 and 205
Near the school complex
Project broadcast languages
French, Bambara, Bomu, Fula, Dogon, Tomo Kan, Donosso, Songhai