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Coulibaly Mohamed



Mohamed is an Assistant Professor at the University of Legal and Political Sciences of Bamako (USJPB) in Mali, where he teaches and conducts research on land law, environmental law, administrative law and international development law. He was recently accepted for PhD at the University for Development Studies in Tamale, Ghana. Starting in September 2022, his research will be carried on at the West

African Centre for Water, Irrigation and Sustainable Agriculture (WACWISA), on the following topic: “Food Sovereignty for Food Systems Transformation and Environmental Sustainability in West Africa: Legal and Policy


Mohamed has a strong professional experience in legal and policy analysis, and project

coordination in the fields of land and natural resources management, land and agriculture. He is currently part of a team of two consultants conducting an assessment of land and resource

governance in light of the Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of

Land, Fisheries and Forests in the Context of National Food Security (VGGT) in 12 countries

in Asia and Africa.

He coordinated the land reform support program in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)

for UN-Habitat from 2018 to 2021. He has also worked as an advisor on law and agriculture

for the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD), where he provided

technical support and advisory services to developing countries, mostly francophone ones, in land laws and policies, and responsible investment in Agriculture. Mohamed also participated in the development of the agricultural land policy of Mali (2012-2014) and the Mali seed policy revision (2016-2018) as a legal and policy expert.

Mohamed received a Master II in International and Comparative Environmental Law from the

University of Limoges, France and a Master of Laws (LL.M.) in International Legal Studies

from the American University Washington College of Law in Washington D.C., USA.