Current Custodians

Mr Mohamadou Lamine Cissé


Mr Mohamadou Lamine Cissé is a Custodian of the AfricaWide Movement for Children (AMC), representing West Africa. He is a child rights activist and the Executive Secretary of the Africa Bureau of Envarts SOS Déshérité International that covers 19 African countries.

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 representative of the International Red Cross in Lisbon, Portugal.

Mr Cissé is the President of the Malian Coalition for the Defence of the Rights of the Child (CMDRC) that has a membership of 78 national and  nternational organisations. He also serves as Vice President of the International Observatory of Prisons (IOP) Office that is based in Lima, Peru. He is a member of the committee to monitor the agreement of collaboration to fight child trafficking between Mali, Senegal, Guinea, Niger, Burkina Faso, and the Ivory Coast. Mr Cissé is a member of the High Council for the fight against AIDS that 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 Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy. He has published on juvenile justice and prison over-crowding.