Meet Kah

For over 20 years, Kah Walla has worked with actresses and actors of civil society in Cameroon and Africa at the micro, meso and macro levels. Apart from being the President of the Cameroon Gender and Development Network, Kah Walla founded Cameroon Ô’Bosso, a citizenship movement to help the grassroots organize to defend its interests and have a voice in defining and implementing policies at the national level.

Cameroon Ô’Bosso, since its creation has counted numerous successes including support to a network of over 14,000 potato producers and traders, to motorbike drivers, to persons with disabilities, to fishermen, to students associations; entrepreneurship training for youths and women in the Babimbi Division, in Maroua, Soa and Kumbo. Kah Walla was recognized by the Clinton Global Initiative for work carried out with over 500 market women in Cameroon’s economic capital, Douala in order to reinforce their capacity in entrepreneurship and build their capacity to defend their rights as economic actors; a project that is being used today at international level as a pilot for sector reform in this area.

Kah’s leadership qualities and her quest for progress in Cameroon and Africa at large have been exhibited in the various aspects of her life and this has earned her several international recognitions: She received the Vital Voices Global Leadership Vanguard Award (2015), DVF Award (2014), was named one of 150 women who shake the world by Newsweek and Daily Beast (2011) and one of Africa’s 100 most influential leaders by New African Magazine (2011).


Business Associations

  • Board member of the American Chamber of Commerce for 15 years;
  • Vice President and Acting Chairman in 2006/2007;
  • Carried out actions to improve the business environment in Cameroon during term of office;
  • Founding member of the Women Entrepreneurs of Cameroon;
  • Member of African Business Women’s Network;
  • Board Member of the World Entrepreneurship Forum since 2008.

Social Associations

  • President of the Cameroon Gender and Development Network;
  • BoardMember of CameroonÔ’Bosso.

International Recognitions

  • Recognized by the World Bank among 7 women entrepreneurs working to reform the business environment in Africa;
  • Publication Doing Business Women in Africa 2008;
  • Named one of the 150 “Women Who Shake the Wolrd” by Newsweek and the Daily Beast in 2010 and 2011;
  • Named one of the 100 most influential Africans by New African in 2011.