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  • Nov 8, 2013

    In responding to this year’s call by the Secretary General for citizens of the world “to speak out” and “participate”, the Botswana Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) and UN facilitated a public discussion with governance practitioners and civil society representatives to commemorate the International Democracy Day, under the theme “Strengthening the Voices of Democracy”.

  • Oct 30, 2013

    In partnership with the Government of Botswana, UNDP has piloted a Legal Aid initiative aimed at designing a legal aid programme that promotes greater access to justice and utilisation of legal services by Batswana. UNDP promotes effective, responsive, accessible and fair justice systems as a pillar of democratic governance.

  • Oct 25, 2013

    Areas like Kgalagadi, Ghantsi and Ngamiland, are among the highest concentrations of severely poor households in Botswana, however, with a national mobile penetration rate of over 100%, the Hub would use mobile protocols like Unstructured Supplementary Service Data (USSD) to transmit and share information as requested for by users who own mobile phones that do not have internet applications. The participant committed to transforming this identified innovation from an idea to an intervention through further consultations and refinement.

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