Art as Inspiration and Consolation

In March 2020 COVID-19 triggered a worldwide crisis. The goal of Young Africa Botswana quickly became to come up with different ways to provide support, guidance and inspiration to the youth. The America on the Move project offered the perfect platform; this project is funded by the U.S. Embassy, it commenced in 2019, aiming at …

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U.S. Government Contributes 56 Million Pula to COVID-19 Response in Botswana

Gaborone, Botswana; April 30, 2020. – The United States government is contributing 56 million Pula ($4.65 million) to the Government of Botswana’s COVID-19 pandemic response. This total includes the $1.5 million in assistance announced by the U.S. government on April 16. This funding will support Botswana’s efforts to prevent the spread of COVID-19, treat those …

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2021-22 Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program (Deadline Extended to May 1, 2020)

The U.S. Embassy is pleased to announce the competition for the Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program for the 2021-22 academic year. The Embassy encourages interested parties to submit proposals relating to public health, environmental science, computer science, cybersecurity, rural development, and other STEM related subjects. The deadline for submitting application materials online is Tuesday, April 14, …

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Teacher Exchange Competition Announcement for 2020-21 (CLOSED)

The U.S. Embassy is pleased to announce an open competition for the Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching Program. Application forms can be accessed from the following link https://oas.irex.org/fulbrightdai and the deadline for submission is Friday, March 6, 2020. Program Overview: The Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching (DA) Program is sponsored by the United States Department of …

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American Business Council – BancABC SME Event

Good evening ladies and gentlemen. I am pleased to welcome you here this evening. I would like to recognize our co-sponsor BancABC, our partners from the American Business Council in Botswana (“the ABC”), Business Botswana, representatives from the Government of Botswana, and the media.  Protocol observed. As you will hear tonight, Botswana and the United …

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Champions for an AIDS-Free Generation National Dialogue and Dinner

Good evening everyone. I stand before you on this august occasion with the deepest humility and respect for the Champions, leaders, activists, and other frontline soldiers gathered here tonight. Together, their decades of commitment and hard-won accomplishments have saved millions of lives and altered the course of the HIV epidemic around the world.  To each …

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Trees For Life Launch

I’m excited to be here with you on this beautiful morning in Molepolole! I can’t think of a better start to the day than planting trees and hugging babies! Before we do that, I want to recognize all of you with us today for this fantastic opportunity to kick-start tree planting in Botswana. To Paramount …

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