Prof. Moussa Djire

Member - Mali

Dr. Moussa Djiré represents Mali on the WASCAL Governing Board. He holds a PhD in the History of International Relations and Foreign Policy, a master’s degree in International Relations, and diplomas in Philo-Languages series (PLA), Quality Assurance in Higher Education, socio-legal research, teaching methods, and decentralization and management of local public services.

Currently serving as Rector of the Bamako University of Legal and Political Sciences, Dr. Djiré is a lecturer specializing in International Development Law, Environmental Law, and Land Law. Over the past two decades, he has focused his research on land law, natural resource management, local governance, and institutional development, publishing extensively in these areas.

In addition to his academic role, Dr. Djiré works as an independent consultant with significant experience collaborating with international organizations such as FAO, the World Bank, IIED, and various multilateral and bilateral cooperation bodies. He has conducted numerous studies in Mali and across the sub-region.

Dr. Djiré’s past roles include Regional Coordinator for the international action research programme “Innovative Tools for Securing Land Tenure in West Africa” (funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation), Coordinator of the EU-funded WOSCAP Mali team, and member of the FAO group of experts developing the ECOWAS regional irrigation policy and strategy.

He is fluent in French and has fair proficiency in English and Russian.