Almamy Chouaibou Diagana


My name is Almamy Diagana, I am 25 years old, I went to the military school of Nouakchott, I have a mathematical baccalaureate, a diploma of higher technician in network and telecommunications, technical-commercial option from the Multinational Higher School of Telecommunications (ESMT) And a License 3 in Finance and management. In 2018 and 2019, with my big brother, I respectively won the ‘’Marathon de l’entrepreneur’’ of the world bank and the 2nd prize of the ‘’kosmos innovation challenge’’. We were semi-finalists of the EARTH TECH CHALLENGE.

In 2018, I was chosen as part of HUAWEI's "SEEDS OF THE FUTURE" program which rewards the best students in the field of New Information and Communication Technologies (NTIC). Through this program, I had to go to BEIJING, to do an internship in Chinese language, then I went to SHENZHEN, at the Training Center, where I practiced a 15-day internship on NICT, such as 5G, Cloud computing.

In 2019, I was selected among the 100 personalities of Mediterranean civil society as part of the `` SOMMET DES DEUX RIVES '' organized in MARSEILLE, in which I participated in the workshop on Energy.

In Algiers, my energy efficiency proposal was among the initiatives selected to be implemented. Also in 2019, I was selected by PLAN INTERNATIONAL and my peers from West and Central Africa to be their spokesperson at the G7 summit on education and development in PARIS, which held on July 5 at UNESCO, where I was able to directly advocate to decision-makers in G7 countries, G5 SAHEL + SENEGAL, the director of Unicef, on the need for to promote access to education, professional training certifying and especially to increase the investments made in this direction.

I co-founded the start-up Smart System Services and co-invented the first smart trash can in Mauritania with my big brother, I am the co-founder of RIMROBOTIQUE ( Co-founder and President of the ‘’Union des Jeunes entrepreneurs Mauritanien’’ and member of the Network of young Mauritanian scientists. I am currently the technical sales manager, the financial manager and the relationship & partnership manager of the start-up, which makes its core business the design of technological solutions adapted to our cities in order to reduce the impact of man on the phenomenon of global warming. Our solution that we have deployed is called Smart trash, it consists of optimizing waste collection, making it accessible to all and reducing carbon emissions from this activity in the city of Nouakchott, Mauritania. I am very involved in the transmission and initiation of young people to new technologies, so through our association RIMROBOTIQUE, and TME EDUCATION of which my big brother is ambassador in Mauritania, we have organized training sessions in robotics and basic electronics for the benefit of children, students and high school students in Nouakchott and Kaedi. We organized the first Edition of the Arduino Day in Mauritania.


“I believe in a world where technology is a way for people to be more human and more concerned about the protection of their environment. I believe that New Technologies are a means to eradicate most of the problems of our daily life in our African countries. I strongly believe in it, and to get there, we need to make as many people as possible accessible and interested in these technologies, the only limit of which is imagination. ‘’ Almamy Chouaibou Diagana

Almamy is pushing businesses and governments to commit to food system change as part of the Act4Food Act4Change campaign. You too can be his ally or as youth can pledge at
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