Field Director

Anounou was born and raised in Bamako, Mali. After graduating from high school, Anounou moved to the U.S. to study Economics and International Trade. He received his Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees, then returned home to begin his career. He has been the Alliance’s Field Director in Ouelessebougou since 2000. Anounou directs operations in Ouelessebougou, oversees the delivery of our programs, manages the local staff and facilitates the partnerships with the villages, contractors, other NGOs and government officials. He also works closely with the Utah staff and board to determine overall program strategy and delivery. Anounou is deeply committed to the work of the Alliance and creating sustainable programs in the region of Ouelessebougou. Anounou lives in Bamako, but spends his work week in Ouelessebougou. His is married to his beautiful wife Gundo and has four adult children, all who currently live in Utah. He is the proud grandfather of three

Anounou Sissoko