Moussa Kondo, a journalist and civil society activist, is currently is a special advisor to the president of Mali. With more than 13 years experience in various community development activities, particularly in citizen engagement and participation programs for young people, he is the founder of the weekly printed newspaper, L’Express de Bamako and of the Mali chapter of the Accountability Lab, a US-based nonprofit that promotes public accountability in six African and Asian countries.

Kondo has been selected among the 500 Most Valuable African Young Leaders in 2015 as Mandela Washington Fellow of the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI). He was in the inaugural class of Obama Foundation Fellows in 2018, and has been a YALI Fellow and Draper Hills Fellow at Stanford.

He studied Business and Entrepreneurship in Dartmouth College and holds a Master’s degree from The University of Bamako.