Hawa Kone Coulibaly holds a master’s degree in sociology and communication. Over the last few years, she has gained strong experience working in development in both Mali and Guinea, with a particular focus on providing technical support to local NGOs to implement projects. Her professional career began in 2009 while working for a German international NGO in the area of non-formal education. Since 2015, Hawa has held the position of Capacity Building Advisor for the USAID-funded Communication et Promotion de la Santé (Keneya Jemu Kan, or KJK) project in Mali. During her time on this project and others, Hawa has had the opportunity to acquire and strengthen her skills in development, management, monitoring and evaluation, gender promotion, institutional capacity building, and institutional communication.