Djiba was born and raised in Ouelessebougou, Mali. He was introduced to the Alliance at a young age and later worked as an intern in the Mali office. He was also an OA translator for the visiting Utah OB/GYN expeditions. Djiba came to Utah and graduated from Utah Valley University then earned a Master of Global Affairs degree from University of Notre Dame. Djiba is the first annual recipient of the Hesburgh Global Fellowship which provides funding for a graduate of the Master of Global Affairs program to pursue work focused on peace, justice, development and other related fields.