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Marie Noëlle Koyara

Min. of State in Charge of Agriculture and Rural Development

Marie-Noëlle Koyara became the first female defense minister in Central African Republic since it declared its independence in 1960. She previously held a number of ministerial posts and served as the representative of the Central African Republic in the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

Marie Noëlle Koyara is a Central African national. She has a wide range in terms of competence in the fields of Research Development, Resource Mobilisation, Sociology Economic Gender Approach, Project Monitoring and Evaluation and Negotiation and Conflict Management.

She held several ministerial positions in the Central African Republic. In fact, she was Minister of the Promotion of Women and Social Actions - Minister of State for Agriculture - Minister of State for Public Works - Minister of State for National Defense; And currently Counselor to the Head of State in charge of Agriculture and Rural Development.

She was the founder of the women farmers' network in Central Africa, and was also FAO's representative in Cape Verde, Burkina Faso and Côte d'Ivoire. His know-how and skills have earned him several awards including Chevalier des mérite national agricole, Officer in the Burkina Agricultural Recognition Order, Chevalier in the order of the Ivorian Agricultural Recognition, Tam-tam de African integration, Commander in the order of national recognition, Grand Officer of National Recognition, Grand Cross of National Recognition,

Marie Noëlle KOYARA has more than ten years of experience in development projects around cassava, in addition to the positions of Director of Development Projects for Fishponds and Chargé de Mission at the Central African Cotton Development Corporation.