EISA Executive Director Denis Kadima with EU Ambassador to Mali, sign the funding contract in Bamako

EISA reopened its field office in Mali on 1 May 2018 to support the ongoing electoral process (see EISA Mali 2013-2015) and, on completion of its mandate, it was closed in December 2019.

Programme objectives

The project has the the objective of contributing to the participation of Malian civil society in the promotion of reconciliation, social cohesion and credible elections over a perion of 18 months. More specifically, working countrywide, the project will:

  • facilitate the establishment of alternative mechanisms for the prevention and resolution of electoral and community conflicts;
  • Le Pool d'Observation Citoyenne du Mali's 2018 presidential election ESR receiving the AUEO mission leader strengthen the capacity of CSOs for professional, independent and credible citizen election observation, and support this platform in conducting robust and constructive advocacy for electoral reforms; and
  • support the implementation of awareness raising and voter, peace and social cohesion education campaigns.

The EISA Mali office will work with about 15 civil society organisations, supporting them in areas such as democratic governance, elections, participation of young people, women and other marginalized groups as well as the role of traditional and religious authorities.


The project is supported by the European Union.