Fatou Janha

Fatou Mboob founded the TRY Oyster Women’s Association in 2007, a Gambian community-based organization for oyster harvesters. The Association, which aims to improve the socioeconomic conditions of its members whiles sustaining the mangrove ecosystem, was first established in a community of 40 members and now covers over 20 communities with 900 members. The TRY Association was an Equator Prize winner in 2012.

Fatou studied Agriculture and Home Economics at Njala Univesity College in Sierra Leone. She has lived and worked in several African countries over the past couple of decades, including Cameroon, Ghana and Tanzania. She currently lives in The Gambia.