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Lury Taiwo Nkouessom

Mali  
Checchi and Company Consulting, Inc
Joined June 2019
Interests: Community / Customary Land Rights, Criminal Justice, Family, Gender-based violence, Generalist Legal Services, Traditional / Customary Justice, Women's Rights
Attorney Nkouessom is currently the Team Leader of the Access to Justice Component of the USAID Mali Justice Project (MJP) implemented by Checchi and Company Consulting.
Prior to joining MJP, he served as the American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative (ABA ROLI) Deputy Country Director for Program in the DRC managing a multimillion portfolio of 8 projects.
He previously served as ABA ROLI Country Director in Mali advising the government on transitional justice issues and working with communities and civil society organizations to establish truth-seeking mechanisms and contribute to reconciliation.
Atty. Nkouessom formerly led the Carter Center’s access to justice program in Liberia where he focused on strengthening traditional leaders’ dispute resolution capacity and promoting good governance through regular trainings and mentoring, as well as providing justice education and legal advisory services to marginalized communities through community-based paralegals. Previously, he worked as a Legal Advisor at the United Nations Mission in Liberia. He holds degrees in law and international relations. He also speaks English, French, and Spanish fluently.

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