Statement from President Joe Biden on the 20th Anniversary of the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR)

Twenty years ago today, President George W. Bush declared that preventing and treating HIV/AIDS was a foreign policy priority of the United States. At a time when nearly 30 million people were HIV positive, but very few were receiving life-saving medicines, the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) transformed the global AIDS response and …

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PEPFAR’S 20: Reflecting on the United States’ Mission to Save Lives Globally

By the U.S. Embassy Chargé d’Affaires Amanda S. Jacobsen This month we mark twenty years of PEPFAR, the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, and we commit ourselves to ending HIV/AIDS as a public health threat by 2030. Former U.S. President George W. Bush launched PEPFAR in 2003.  Thanks to the compassion and generosity …

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The U.S. Congratulates Botswana for Being Selected to Host Kimberley Process Permanent Secretariat

Press Release November 23, 2022 The United States extends its congratulations to the Government of Botswana and all Batswana for their selection as the future hosts of the Kimberley Process Permanent Secretariat.  The United States extends its support to Botswana as it prepares to host this important institution to stem the flow of conflict diamonds …

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The U.S. Congratulates Botswana for Being Selected to Host Kimberley Process Permanent Secretariat

Press Release November 23, 2022 The United States extends its congratulations to the Government of Botswana and all Batswana for their selection as the future hosts of the Kimberley Process Permanent Secretariat.  The United States extends its support to Botswana as it prepares to host this important institution to stem the flow of conflict diamonds …

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U.S. Views on the 2022 Kimberley Process Plenary

MEDIA NOTE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON NOVEMBER 10, 2022 The United States participated in the annual Kimberley Process Plenary in Gaborone, Botswana. The Kimberley Process is an international, multi-stakeholder initiative created to increase transparency and oversight in the diamond industry in order to eliminate trade in conflict diamonds. The United States was pleased to support …

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Notice of Funding Opportunity: FY 2023 AEIF

U.S. Department of State  U.S. Embassy Gaborone  Notice of Funding Opportunity  Funding Opportunity Title: FY 2023 Alumni Engagement Innovation Fund   Funding Opportunity Number: PAS-AF-23-GR-001  Deadline for Applications: 11:59 p.m., Sunday, January 15, 2023   Total Amount Available: $5,000 – $35,000  The Embassy of the United States in Gaborone announces an open competition for past participants (“alumni”) …

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What the United States is Doing in Response to COVID-19 in Botswana

Last Updated: October 31, 2022 As of October 2022, the U.S. government has provided more than $21.9 million in assistance to mitigate the health and socioeconomic impacts of COVID-19 for the people of Botswana. Of the $21.9 million in bilateral funding, $10.6 million is for support for infection prevention and control, which includes oxygen support; …

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United States Agency For International Development

Office of Press Relations For Immediate ReleaseOctober 19, 2022 PRESS RELEASE USAID and USDA announce the Global Food Security Research Strategy to Fight Hunger and Build Sustainable Systems   Today, USAID Administrator Samantha Power and Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack released the U.S. government’s  Global Food Security Research Strategy , underscoring the U.S. government’s commitment to ending hunger and malnutrition and …

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Botswana Achieves UNAIDS 95-95-95 Targets with Support from the U.S. Government

October 13, 2022 On July 31, 2022, the Government of Botswana and U.S. Government partners celebrated Botswana’s HIV Response Achievements at the 24th International AIDS Conference in Montreal, Canada with Ambassador John N. Nkengasong, U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator and Special Representative for Global Health Diplomacy. Results from the fifth Botswana AIDS Impact Survey (BAIS V) …

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USTDA, Botswana Renew Cooperation on Infrastructure

Arlington, VA – The U.S. Trade and Development Agency and Government of Botswana have renewed a longstanding partnership to develop high-quality infrastructure for the people of Botswana. In a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), USTDA and Botswana’s Public Procurement Regulatory Authority (PPRA) agreed to cooperate on the delivery of training and technical assistance to the country’s public …

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Official Remarks for CDA Amanda Jacobsen Government of Botswana Appreciation Ceremony: Thursday, September 22, 2022

Dumelang, Bagaetsho! It is a pleasure to be here with all of you to commemorate the long-standing partnership between the United States and the Government of Botswana, and to celebrate the momentous success of Botswana’s HIV response.  Since the HIV/AIDS epidemic began in 1981, more than 84 million people worldwide have been infected with the …

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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Gaborone, Botswana 09 September 2022

Location: Botswana, countrywide. Event: U.S. citizens are urged to be cautious and vigilant when living and traveling abroad given the potential threat of terrorist attacks and extremist action against U.S. citizens and interests. As the 21st anniversary of September 11th approaches, the possibility of violence overseas may increase. Locations where crowds gather such as hotels, …

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Military Partnership

Media Note September 10, 2022 Epic Guardian is an annual U.S. Africa Command-executed, Command-Post Exercise and Field Training Exercise designed to strengthen the ability of partner nations in the region to provide security and stability, and effectively identify and respond to crisis events. Approximately 100 U.S. service members will participate in a Field Training Exercise …

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Furniture and Appliance Two-Day Sealed-Bid Auction

All Bidders Welcome! The United States Embassy Botswana. ITEMS FOR SALE: Furniture and Appliance DATE: October 29-30 TIME: 0900 -1600 ADDRESS: Gaborone West Industrial Plot 22038, Unit 9 and 10 (opposite Parmalat). Please do not contact the Embassy regarding this event. Since the event is a sealed bid, there will be no viewing. IMPORTANT: RULES …

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United States Africa Command and Botswana Defence Force Hosted Inaugural Women’s African Military Professional Legal Network Event

Byline, Office of Legal Counsel Gaborone, BOTSWANA – The United States Africa Command (USAFRICOM) Office of Legal Counsel co-hosted the inaugural Women’s African Military Professional Legal Network (WAMPLN), along with the Botswana Defence Force (BDF), at the Grand Palm Convention Center, in Gaborone, Botswana, on Saturday, August 6, 2022. This inaugural event was part of …

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United States Africa Command, Botswana Defense Force, and North Carolina National Guard Hosted Sixth African Military Law Forum, Gaborone, Botswana

Byline, Office of Legal Counsel Gaborone, BOTSWANA – United States Africa Command (USAFRICOM), the Botswana Defence Force (BDF), and the North Carolina National Guard (NCNG) hosted the sixth African Military Law Forum at the Grand Palm Convention Center in Gaborone, Botswana, from August 8 – 10, 2022. This signature legal engagement brought over 80 African …

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U.S. Embassy Gaborone – Evaluating and Providing Technical Solution to Meet Chancery Basement Fresh Air Requirements

Enclosed is a Request for Quotations (RFQ) for  U.S. Embassy Gaborone – Evaluating and Providing Technical Solution to Meet Chancery Basement Fresh Air Requirements . If you intend to submit a proposal, you should thoroughly examine all documents contained in the contract solicitation package, and submit it to the address shown on the Standard Form 1449.

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Statement by President Biden on the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit

I look forward to hosting leaders from across the African continent in Washington, DC on December 13-15, 2022, for the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit.  The Summit will demonstrate the United States’ enduring commitment to Africa, and will underscore the importance of U.S.-Africa relations and increased cooperation on shared global priorities. The U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit will build …

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ADMINISTRATOR SAMANTHA POWER REMARKS AT THE NATIONAL PRESS CLUB: “A GLOBAL REVOLUTION OF DIGNITY”

National Press Club Washington, DC ADMINISTRATOR POWER: Good morning, everyone. I want to express my sincere thanks to Michael for that introduction. You should know that by birthright alone, Michael would make it into my list of treasured people—his father Mort Abramowitz was my longtime mentor—the voice guiding some of my best decisions and cautioning …

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Remarks at George Washington University: “The Administration’s Approach to the People’s Republic of China”

May 26, 2022 The George Washington University Washington, D.C. SECRETARY BLINKEN:  Thank you.  Good morning. It’s a real pleasure to be here at The George Washington University.  This is an institution that draws outstanding students and scholars from around the world and where the most urgent challenges that we face as a country and a …

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FY2022 EducationUSA Opportunity Funds Program

U.S. EMBASSY GABORONE PUBLIC AFFAIRS SECTION NOTICE OF FUNDING OPPORTUNITY Funding Opportunity Title: FY2022 EducationUSA Opportunity Funds Program Funding Opportunity Number: PAS-AF-22-GR-003 (May 19, 2022) CFDA Number: 19.022 ECA Overseas Grants (BOC 4121 and BOC 4122) Deadline for submitting proposals: June 30, 2022 Contact: U.S. Embassy Gaborone Grants Administrator: PASgaborone@state.gov I. Funding Opportunity Description U.S. Embassy …

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2022-2023 Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching for International Teachers Program Announcement

The U.S. Embassy in Gaborone announces that the competition for the Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching for International Teachers Program for 2022-2023 is open. Application forms can be accessed from the following link –  https://fulbright.irex.org . The deadline for submission of applications from Botswana candidates is Tuesday, March 8, 2022. Program Overview: The Fulbright Distinguished Awards …

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United States Provides Additional $4 Million for Urgent COVID-19 Assistance in Botswana

The United States Government—through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) —announces an additional $4 million in urgent COVID-19 assistance funding for Botswana. This additional assistance from the historic American Rescue Plan Act builds on more than $8.4 million in COVID-19 assistance to Botswana since the pandemic first emerged. This assistance supports the Government …

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Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program Competition Announcement

The U.S. Embassy is pleased to announce the 2022-23 Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program competition.  The application deadline is Tuesday, July 20, 2021 at 11:59 PM.  Applications are submitted online at the following website: https://apply.iie.org/huberthhumphrey   Program Overview:  The Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship is a one-year non-degree graduate-level study and professional development program for accomplished young …

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Request for Architect/Engineer Qualifications

Architect/Engineer Services are needed for comprehensive building inspection reports that will assist the Department of State to certify the condition of the homes and their systems at the American Embassy in Gaborone. The reports will also help the construction contractor and the Department of State to identify potential defects that require rectification. We will select …

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United States and Ministry of Investment, Trade, and Industry launch revised AGOA Utilization Strategy to improve economic growth in Botswana

Press Release – For Immediate Release April 29, 2021 United States and Ministry of Investment, Trade, and Industry launch revised AGOA Utilization Strategy to improve economic growth in Botswana On April 29, the Embassy of the United States of America joined the Ministry of Investment, Trade, and Industry (MITI) and other stakeholders to launch the …

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HAVE IT ALL” RELOADED CONTEST DETAILS

  TO APPLY: Submit a 1-2 minute video addressing the below statement. “March is the Month of Youth Against AIDS (MYAA). In honor of this month, the U.S. Embassy in Botswana is excited to announce the “Have it All” competition. Based on the documentary “Have it All,” we want to know how you would use …

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