Alpha Oumar Konare

Alpha Oumar Konare

Date of Birth : February 2, 1946

Chairperson of the African Union Commission
Former President of the Republic of Mali Professor

1971-1975Univeristy of Warsaw (Poland) -Institute of History
1965-1969Ecole Normale Superieure - Bamako Majoring in History and Geography

Professional Career
2003Chairperson of the African Union Commission
2002Research Director in History and Archeology
1992First President elected of the Republic of Mali
1991First Chairman of ADEMA (Alliance for Democracy in Mali) Party
1980Research Fellow at the High Training Institute in Applied Research (ISFRA) and teacher in the Department of History and Geography of Ecole Normale Superieure - Bamako
1975-1978Head of the Historical and Ethnographic Heritage - Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture
1974Research Fellow at the Human Sciences Institute of Mali
1970-1971Teacher at Lycee de Badalabougou, Bamako
1969-1970Teacher at Lycee de Markala, Mali
1968-1969Teacher at Badalabougou Teachers' Training School (ENSEC)
1964-1965Primary school teacher at Kayes Khasso

Professional Associations
2002Member of the International Ethical, Political and Scientific Collegium
2002Member of the UN Millenium Project Task Force on Hunger
2001Chairman of South Africa - based e-Africa Commission on New technologies of information
2001Co-chairman of the Partnership in Fighting Hunger and Poverty in Africa
2001Honorary chairman of the Association of West African Scientists
2001Member of UNESCO International Jury on Immaterial Heritage Works of Art
2000Board Member of Gateway Foundation for the Development of New Technologies of Information and Communication
1998Co-chairman of Global Coalition for Africa - GCA-
1996Chairman of GCA Policy Committee
1980-1992Vice-chairman of the International Council of Monuments and Sites - ICOMOS
1989-1992Chairman of the International Council of Museums -ICOM
1989UNESCO Advisor on International Fund for Cultural Promotion Board Member of Creative Africa Foundation
1977Expert Consultant for UNESCO, the African Cultural Institute, ACCT and UNDP ard Member of World Islamic Education Centre of Mecca
1977Chairman of West African Archeologists' Association
1976Chairman of the Association of Historians and Geographers in Mali

-International Award "Jacques Opangault" (Brazzaville, February 2004)
-"German Africa Award 2003" (November 2003)
-"Lifetime Achievement Award" (November 2002)
-Honorary Citizen of Miami and State of Florida, USA (Year 2002)
-Order of Merit of African Soccer Confederation (January 2001)
-Order of Merit of the African Association of National Olympic Committees (Year 2001)
-Honorary Citizen of the city of Montreuil, Paris (Year 2000)
-Honorary Citizen of the Municipality of Mande, Mali (Year 2001)
-Doctor honoris causa of the Univeristy of Rennes II, France (1999)
-Doctor honoris causa of the University of Michigan, USA (1998)

-"Press visions" - Jamana Press (Volume 1: 1997; volume 2: 1998; volume 3: 1999)
-"Alpha and You" - A compilation of Speeches (1992-1997) by His Excellency Alpha Oumar KONARE, President of the Republic of Mali -Afrique Press Paris, 1997
-"Sikasso Tata" - EDIM, 1983
-"The Constitutions of Mali" - EDIM, 1983
-"Greatest Dates in Mali" in collaboration with Adam Ba Konare - EDIM, 1983
-An Archeological Bibliography of Mali" - EDIM, 1981
-"The concept of power in Africa" - a collective work, UNESCO Press, 1981 "