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 worked as the Alliance’s Field Director in Ouelessebougou from 2000 until his retirement in 2021. Anounou has transitioned into a seasonal, contract role managing our Malaria Control Project. He is working with our partners in Utah, Florida, and the University of Bamako to launch the first-ever mosquito abatement program in Mali, West Africa.
Anounou is married to his beautiful wife Gundo and has four adult children, all who currently live in Utah. He is the proud grandfather of four.