Mohamed Ag Alhousseini

Mohamed Ag Alhousseini

Former Analyst, Northern Sahel
Dakar, Senegal

Crisis Group Role

Mohamed Ag Alhousseini joined Crisis Group in April 2017 as the Analyst for Northern Sahel. He previously provided consultancy services as stringer for the West Africa Project on prevailing Malian political and security issues. Based in Dakar, he researches and conducts fieldwork in Mali and Niger, and produces Crisis Group reports, briefings and other materials focusing primarily on the conflict and security challenges in Northern Sahel, as well as the stabilization issues within the Greater Sahel towards promoting peace, security and development.

Areas of Expertise

  • Mali politics - Northern Mali security, political and socio-economic dynamics
  • Conflict analysis
  • Mediation, Community dialogue and Reconciliation
  • Peacekeeping - Restoration of State authority and Local governance
  • Community reintegration and Youth employment
  • Armed groups
  • Peace operations, Post-conflict management and Governance

Professional Background

  • Consultant / Country Project Officer for the United states Institute of Peace, Justice and Security Dialogue in the Sahel region (2016-2017)
  • Civil Affairs Coordinator (Team leader) for the MINUSCA in Northern Central African Republic (2015-2016)
  • Civil Affairs Officer (Restoration/Extension of State authority and local governance and Mediation Team focal point) for the MINUSMA / Political pillar (2013-2015)
  • Programme Officer (Community resilience and reintegration / QIPs coordinator) for the Integrated development programme of Kidal (2010-2011)
  • Expert in Youth employment for the Government of Mali (2006-2010) 
  • Certificate of trainer in Gender mainstreaming within Peace operations, International Peace Operations Center (ZIF) - Berlin
  • Certificate of trainer in Peacebuilding in Africa, Peacekeeping School of Bamako
  • Post-Graduate Certificate in Conflict analysis and International relations, UCL
  • M.A. in Development studies / Governance and Public management, Senghor University of Alexandria
  • M.Sc. in Economics and Management, University of Bamako 



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  • English
  • Arabic

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