Tamarah MOUTOTEKEMA BOUSSAMBA is the founder and CEO of AGRIDIS, an agri-food company whose activities cover the production and distribution of agricultural products in Gabon since 2017.
From 2017 to 2018, she was appointed Vice-President of the “Conseil National de la Jeunesse du Gabon” (National Youth Council of Gabon) and participated in the establishment of the “Plan de Relance du Secteur Agricole” (Sustainable Development Youth and Rural Women Programme). In 2017, she worked as an expert for the “ Plan de Relance du Secteur Agricole” (Agricultural Sector Recovery Plan by Youth and Women) at the Gabonese Ministry of Agriculture. She took part in the proposal of projects such as the AGRILAB Agricultural Incubator and «Classes Vertes » and the implementation of the “Salon des Jeunes Agripreneurs du Gabon” and the “Forum des Jeunes de la CEEAC” on Climate Change.
In 2018, she co-founded and directed the strategy of the WAGUI start-up, a mobile app that connects farmers to buyers in the market and offers advice, monitoring and better marketing of local food products of agricultural origin to help farmers increase their income. At the same time, she collects agricultural products such as cassava, which she cultivates on 10 hectares in Ndendé (southern Gabon) and works with cooperatives and producers in rural areas.
Tamarah MOUTOTEKEMA BOUSSAMBA campaigns for the fight against poverty and the empowerment of women. She is involved with various associations including Gabon Ecology, the Association des Jeunes Entrepreneurs, the Pan African Climate Justice Alliance Gabon and was more recently chosen by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) to be a champion for Nature and raise awareness.
In recognition of her work, she has received numerous awards including “Best Agricultural Business” from the Tony Elumelu Foundation in 2016, “Most Promising Young African Women Under 25 (Milead Fellow)” from the Moremi Initiative in 2017. In 2018, she received the Africa Code Hackathon Award from the Egyptian Ministry of Youth, Obama Leader Africa (USA), the Innovation Award of the “Agence Gabonaise d’Études et d’Observations Spatiale” (AGEOS), the Golden Women of Innovation of the Golden Women Association. She works at the Greater Austin Black Chamber of Commerce as part of the Mandela Washington Fellowship. She is also featured in the “Réussite” programs on Canal+ Afrique and “Inspire Africa” on Africanews in 2020. According to the Digital Foundation Africa ranking, she is one of the 50 African digital champions in 2021.
Tamarah MOUTOTEKEMA BOUSSAMBA is a graduate of a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management and Organizations from Higher Institute of Technology and a Master’s degree in Economic Intelligence obtained at the Université Franco Gabonaise Saint Exupéry de Libreville, Gabon.