Mr Mohamadou Lamine Cissé, President, AMC

Mr Mohamadou Lamine Cissé is the President of the AfricaWide Movement for Children (AMC).

He is a human rights activist and expert on matters of children deprived of liberty and the current Administrator of the International Observatory for Democracy and the Prevention of Crisis and Conflict (OIDEC), as well as the country representative of the Frederich Naumann Foundation in Mali since 2013 for the management of special funds as part of the German Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ support to Mali’s stability.

Previously the Executive Secretary of the Africa Bureau of “Envarts SOS Déshérité International” from 1997 to 2010, an NGO reaching 23 African, he was in charge of humanitarian affairs for the Envarts International office based in London, UK. Prior to this, he was in charge of humanitarian affairs in the office of Envarts International in London, UK. He has also served as a deputy representative of the International Committee of the Red Cross in Lisbon, Portugal.

Mr Cisse is the honorary president since 2014 after presiding it for 10 years of the Malian Coalition for the Defence of the Rights of the Child (CMDRC) that has a membership of 102 national and international organisations. He also served as Vice President of the International Observatory of Prisons (IOP) Office that is based in Lima (Peru), up until 2015. He is a member of the committee to monitor the regional agreement of collaboration to fight interstate child trafficking between Mali, Senegal, Guinea, Niger, Burkina Faso, and Côte d'Ivoire. Mr Cissé is also a member of the National High Council for the Fight against AIDS, which is chaired by the President of the Republic of Mali.

He has a Master’s degree in Sociology from the Universiades Lusofona de Humanidades é Tecnologias (ULHT) in Lisbon, Portugal and a Master of International Humanitarian Law in human rights. He has published on juvenile justice and prison overcrowding.