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Call for Applications- Biogas project

The Government of Botswana (GoB), through Ministry of Mineral Resources, Green Technology and Energy Security, in collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) are implementing a…  


2020 International Day for Biodiversity day Observed

Botswana like many other countries, is faced with several biodiversity conservation challenges including those of a financial nature. This is despite a strong case for investment in biodiversity and…  


UN Botswana COVID19 Response-newsletter-03

The COVID-19 pandemic is straining public health systems, triggering unprecedented measures by governments around the world, including movement restrictions and shelter-in-place orders. Multiple…  


UN Botswana COVID19 Response-newsletter-02

COVID-19 pandemic has upended the lives of children and their families as health systems buckle, borders close, and schools and businesses shutter. As COVID-19 has spread, so has misinformation –…  


The GEF-UNDP Small Grants Programme Newsletter

The 7th issue of the GEF-UNDP Small Grants Programme Newsletter, with exciting photo essays/news and highlights our new annual SGP Results Report, that showcases community solutions and resilience…  


Basic protective measures against the new coronavirus

Stay aware of the latest information on the COVID-19 outbreak, available on the WHO website and through your national and local public health authority. Most people who become infected experience mild…  


Keeping Updated and Tuned in to National Media Channels- COVID19

The Minister of Health and Wellness will continue to update the nation about the status of the pandemic both locally and globally. Please keep yourself informed daily.  


Coronavirus - questions and answers (Q&A)

What is a coronavirus? Where do they come from? How can I protect myself? Watch this Q&A from the World Health Organization for the answers.  


Novel Corona-virus 19- What to do

UNDP together with other UN entities is supporting the COVID-19 response in Botswana by contributing to an awareness-increasing campaign. Be safe. Be smart. Be kind. Share the word, not the…  


Civil Society Organisations, Academia and Research Institutions Encouraged to prepare Inclusive, Innovative and Impactful Proposals

Gaborone, 2 March 2020- This morning the UNDP-Botswana through Global Environment Fund (GEF)/ Small Grand Programme held an information sharing meeting with Civil Society Organisations, Academia and…  



Training of Dikgosi (Chiefs) on Gender Based Violence Continues in Tsabong

Tsabong, 19th February 2020- The Government of Botswana through the Department of Gender Affairs and the Department of Tribal Administration in collaboration with UNDP Botswana kickstarted three-day…  


Environment Project (GEF Small Grants Programme (GEF/SGP) launched in Tsabong

The Ministry of Environment, Natural Resources Conservation and Tourism through; Department of Environmental Affairs and Department of National Museum and Monuments in partnership with United Nations…  



UNDP Business Supplier Development Programme (SDP) Achievements in the First Year

Palapye, 10th October 2019- United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Botswana hosted an event to share and celebrate its achievements after the launch late last year of its new innovative Business…  


UNDP hands over assets of the Ngamiland Sustainable Land Management Project to Government of Botswana

Maun, January 31st 2020- This afternoon marked the handing over of the Ngamiland Sustainable Land Management Project assets to the Government of Botswana. The assets comprised of a fully furnished…  


2019 Human Development Report Launched in Botswana

Botswana launched the 2019 Human Development Report on Wednesday the 11th of December 2019. The 2019 Human Development Report set out a new way to address inequality in the 21st Century. It recognizes…  


UNDP, Government and OPHI Launch The 2019 Global Multidimensional Poverty Index In Botswana

Monday, 16 September 2019, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the Government of Botswana through the Office of the President (OP) and the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative…  


UNDP Supports the Department of Gender Affairs and the Department of Tribal Administration in Training on Gender Based Violence for Dikgosi in Chobe District

The United Nations Development Programme, UNDP is proud to be supporting - the Department of Gender Affairs and the Department of Tribal Administration in the training of 53 Dikgosi from the 9…  


Law Reform Strategy Development Conference

Engagement on Law Reform Strategy  


Big money for small businesses

Statement by the UN Resident Coordinator on UN MSME day  



Tsodilo - Gchwihaba Trail Launched

The Tsodilo - Gchwihaba Trail has been officially opened by the UNDP Resident Representative Ms. Jacinta Barrins. This trail has opened an alternative route from the UNESCO World Heritage Site,…  



SUPPORT TO GOVERNMENT OF BOTSWANA HUMAN RIGHTS REPORTING

Botswana has ratified five of the nine core international human rights treaties, each of which requires a regular report to be submitted to the treaty Committee. Noting the high number of treaty…  



UNDP Botswana holds three day SDP training facilitated by experts from UNDP Pakistan

The UNDP Botswana recently held a three days training for shortlisted Business Development Consultants on the Supplier Development Methodology (SDM) from the 7th - 9th August 2018 in Gaborone,…  






In Botswana, stakeholders say “poverty eradication is an attainable goal”

The two-day event brought together more than 400 participants from a select group of countries that have been successful in reducing extreme poverty, exclusion and inequality.  


Delegates convene in Botswana to find ways of addressing poverty, inequality and exclusion

Policy-makers, development practitioners, government representatives, researchers and academics from Africa and from around the world are convening in Gaborone, Botswana to share policy options and…  


Leave No One Behind: the Fight Against Poverty, Exclusion and Inequality International Conference

The Government of Botswana will host an international conference in Gaborone on the Leave No One Behind the Fight Against Poverty, Exclusion and Inequality.  


Botswana Biogas Project Learns from Experts in Ethiopia and Uganda

eports advocating for the attainment of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), especially Goal 7 on “Affordable and Clean Energy” highlights that efforts to encourage clean energy have resulted in…  



UNDP hosts Access and Benefit Sharing inception workshop

UNDP Botswana in collaboration with the Ministry of Environment, Natural Resources Conservation and Tourism (MENT) through the Department of Environmental Affairs hosted an Inception Workshop for the…  


The United Nations Botswana and the Ministry of International Affairs and Cooperation Commemorate UN Day

On the 24th October 2017, the United Nations Botswana together with the Ministry of International Affairs and Cooperation, held a breakfast meeting to commemorate the United Nations Day. The theme for…  


Makomoto Community Hosts the World Environment Day Commemoration”

In line with the United Nations’ campaign for encouraging global awareness and action for environment, Botswana joined the global community by commemorating the World Environment Day (WED) on the 5th…  


Charcoal Production Training Workshop Conducted to Create Jobs while Managing Bush Encroachment in Ngamiland

Ngamiland Sustainable Land Management (NSLM) Project facilitated training of 19 people from Lake Ngami Conservation Trust and Haina Veld Farmers Association in Charcoal production  






Botswana’s Vision 2036 Launched, UNDP Provides High End Quality Support

Botswana’s transformative blueprint, Vision 2036, was launched by the President, Lt. General Dr. Seretse Khama Ian Khama at the country’s 50th Independence Anniversary on 30 September 2016  






Ngamiland Sustainable Land management Project Celebrates World Environment Day

orld Environment Day was commemorated at Matlapana Kgotla in Maun on the 30th June 2016 with the theme, Zero tolerance for illegal wildlife trade: go wild for life  

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