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Mahamadou Dicko

Professional experiences

Program manager

Association Malienne d'Eveil au Developpement Durable , Koutiala - Permanent contract

From February 2018 to Today

• District Coordinator of Africa Research In Sustainable Intensification for Next Generation (Africa RISING) in Koutiala, in charge of technology parks management, facilitation of innovation platforms, farmers field days and social mobilization funded by USAID/IITA/ICRISAT.
• Coordination of the project Environment and energy for the adaptation of rice, sesame and fonio farming to climate change in Segou and Sikasso Regions of Mali funded by LUX DEV
• Facilitation and management of the UNWOMEN project “Agriculture, Femmes et Développement’’, helping women farmers in Segou and Sikasso Regions of Mali to modernize their techniques, enables their access to information on latest advances in agriculture and increases the value of their products by improving their conservation methods.
• Management of the project Green Innovation Centres to disseminate climate-smart innovations and advance lifelong adult learning in Sikasso regions funded by DVV International and GIZ

Scientific officer

International Crop Research Institute for Semi Arid Tropic in West and Central Africa , Bamako - Temporary contract

From July 2014 to January 2018

• Coordination, planning, and follow-up of Africa Research In Sustainable Intensification for the Next Generation (Africa RISING) activities implemented by the members of the consortium (AVRDC, ICRAF, IER, ILRI, AMEDD, MOBIOM, GRAADCOM) in the district of Bougouni. Installation and management of the technological parks for the diffusion of climate resilient technologies and innovations
• Capacity building of Farmers’ Organization’s, facilitation of innovation platforms, workshops, training of farmer trainers and community mobilization
• Coordination of Global Climate Change Adaptation program activities in Mopti, Bankass and Koro. Dissemination of climate smart land and water management practices through Farmers Field Schools


NL – Wageningen UR Centre for Development Innovation – 2020


Anglais - Fluent

Français - Native language

Bambara - Native language


Multistakeholder Facilitation
Project & Team Management
Institutional capacity building
survey methodology design
agricultural policy analysis
Conduting training,workshop, seminar
data analysis
Proposal & Report Writing
Coordination, monitoring and evaluation
Community-based management