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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Two-Day Sealed-Bid Auction

The United States Embassy in Botswana will be conducting a sealed-bid auction. Items for sale: generators and vehicle engines (used). When: Saturday, September 24 & Sunday 25, from 09:00 – 16:00 Where: NOT at the Embassy; DO NOT contact the U.S. Embassy. Address:  Gaborone West Industrial Plot 22038, Unit 9 and 10 (opposite Parmalat). The …

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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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U.S. Embassy Gaborone – Preventive Maintenance Services for Residential Standby Generators – Solicitation – 2022

Enclosed is a  Request for Quotations (RFQ) for Preventive maintenance services for Residential Standby Generators. If you would like to submit a quotation, follow the instructions in Section 3 of the solicitation, complete the required portions of the attached document, and submit it to the address shown on the Standard Form 1449 that follows this letter.

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U.S. Embassy Gaborone Ambassador’s Special Self-Help Fund Program

Funding Opportunity Title:  U.S. Embassy Gaborone Ambassador’s Special Self-Help Fund ProgramFunding Opportunity Number:  DOS-GABORONE-GR-ASSHF-FY21Deadline for Applications:  July 29, 2022Type of Funding:  FY 20/21 Economic Support Funds under the Foreign Assistance ActMaximum for Each Award:  $25,000 The U.S. Embassy Gaborone announces an open competition for organizations to submit applications to implement community-initiated development projects through the …

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Commercial Opportunity: Packing and Crafting Services

Tender Documents (DOCX 359 KB) Dear Prospective Bidder: SUBJECT: Re-Advertisement Packing and Crating Services SCB-4021-T-0002 The Embassy of the United States of America invites you for Standard Tender of Service of packing and crating services. Tender documents are available in the Embassy Website https://bw.usembassy.gov/embassy/gaborone/ Your Tender bids must be submitted to gaboronegsoshipping@state.gov marked “Standard Tender of Service (STOS) Origin …

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Botswana Defence Force and U.S. Military Inspectors General Exchange Lessons Learned and Best Practices

June 1, 2022 Inspectors general of the Botswana Defence Force and U.S. Army Southern European Task Force, Africa (SETAF-AF) met May 3-6 in Gaborone to discuss how they help maintain the profession of arms for their militaries. Inspectors general provide objective advice and oversight to militaries through relevant, timely, and thorough inspections, assistance, investigations, and …

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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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North Carolina Partnership Program Expands Cooperation and Partnership in Botswana

The U.S. Embassy in Botswana was honoured to host Major General M. Todd Hunt, the Adjutant General, North Carolina National Guard, April 26-28 in Gaborone. The Botswana Defence Force (BDF) and the North Carolina National Guard have been state partners nearly 14 years, conducting numerous Army and Air Force engagements in Botswana and in North …

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U.S. Government Promotes Botswana’s Environmental Resilience and Supports HIV Epidemic Control

U.S. Ambassador Craig L. Cloud travelled to Maun on May 4 to visit partners and U.S. government-funded projects demonstrating the United States’ support for Botswana’s economic and environment resiliency and community health. During a visit to the Elephant Havens, the Ambassador helped launch a rehabilitation center for orphaned elephants that will facilitate their eventual return …

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USAREUR-AF Commander Visits Kenya, Botswana

VICENZA, Italy – U.S. Army Europe and Africa (USAREUR-AF) Commanding General Gen. Christopher Cavoli visited military leaders in Kenya and Botswana April 10-14 to discuss mutual security interests in eastern and southern Africa. Cavoli met Lt. Gen. Francis Omandi Ogalla and Lt. Gen. Walter Raria Koipaton, Kenya Vice Chief of Defence Forces and Kenya Army …

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Human Rights Report on Botswana

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Botswana is a constitutional, multiparty, republican democracy. Its constitution provides for the indirect election of a president and the popular election of a National Assembly. The Botswana Democratic Party has held a majority in the National Assembly since the nation’s founding in 1966. In 2019 President Mokgweetsi Masisi won his first full five-year …

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Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program Competition Announcement

The U.S. Embassy is pleased to announce the 2023-24 Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program competition.  The application deadline is Friday, May 20, 2022, at 11:59 PM Eastern Daylight Time (5:59 AM Central Africa Time).  Applications must be submitted online at  https://apply.iie.org/huberthhumphrey   Program Overview:  The Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship is a one-year non-degree graduate-level study and …

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U.S. Special Operations Team and BDF Special Forces Regiment Train to Strengthen Bilateral Partnership and Security Posture

Press Release April 5, 2022 U.S. Ambassador Craig Cloud joined Botswana Defence Force Director of the Directorate of Special Operations on March 16, 2022 for a closing ceremony of the Joint Combined Exercise Training (JCET) aimed at strengthening response to contemporary and future security challenges at Thebephatswa Air Base.  Commander, Air Arm Command, Major General …

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Request for Proposals: Installation of Air Conditioning Units in the Embassy, Gaborone

Enclosed is a Request for Quotations (RFQ) (PDF 957KB) for Installation of Air Conditioning Units for the US Embassy, Gaborone. If you would like to submit a quotation, follow the instructions in Section 3 of the solicitation, complete the required portions of the attached document, and submit  it to the address shown on the Standard Form 1449.

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Fulbright Foreign Student Program Competition Announcement

The U.S. Embassy announces the competition for the Fulbright Foreign Student Fellowship Program for the 2022-23 academic year.  The deadline for submission of online applications is Friday, April 8, 2022 by 11:59 PM Central Africa Time. The application and instructions can be found at this link: https://apply.iie.org/ffsp2023 Purpose and Institutional Focus: The program is designed to …

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Notice of Funding Opportunity

2022 U.S. Embassy Gaborone Ambassador’s SSH Fund – Notice of Funding Opportunity (PDF 269 KB) Funding Opportunity Title:            U.S. Embassy Gaborone Ambassador’s Special Self-Help Fund Program Funding Opportunity Number:      DOS-GABORONE-GR-ASSHF-2022 Deadline for Applications:             July 29, 2022 (Extended) Type of Funding:                             Economic Support Funds under the Foreign Assistance Act CFDA Number:                                19.220 Maximum for Each Award:            $20,000 PROGRAM DESCRIPTION The U.S. Embassy Gaborone announces …

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U.S. Embassy Gaborone PAS Annual Program Statement 2022 *Closed*

Funding Opportunity Title: U.S. Embassy Gaborone PAS Annual Program Statement Funding Opportunity Number: PAS- AF-22-GR-001- AF 01/22/2022 Deadline for Applications: August 30,2022 CFDA Number: 19.040 – Public Diplomacy Programs Total Amount Available: $50,000 for traditional proposals and up to $250,000 for university partnership proposals.Maximum for Each Award: $25,000, with the exception of university partnership proposals. A. PROGRAM DESCRIPTION U.S. Embassy Gaborone’s Public Affairs …

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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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FY 2022 Alumni Engagement Innovation Fund

Program Office: Public Affairs Office, U.S. Embassy Gaborone, Botswana Funding Opportunity Title: FY 2022 Alumni Engagement Innovation Fund Announcement Type: Grant Funding Opportunity Number: PAS-AF-22-GR-002 Funding Amount: $10,000 – $40, 000 per submission Deadline for Applications: First round: 1:59 pm on Friday, February 18, 2022 Second round: 11:59 pm on Thursday, March 31, 2022 Program …

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

As of June 3, 2022, the U.S. government has provided more than $19.7 million in assistance to mitigate the health and socioeconomic impacts of COVID-19 for the people of Botswana. Of the $19.7 million in bilateral funding, $10.6 million is for support for infection prevention and control, which includes oxygen support; $1.7 million for the …

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(RFQ) for Installation of Air Conditioning Units in the Embassy, Gaborone

Enclosed is a Request for Quotations (RFQ) for Installation of Air Conditioning Units in the Embassy, Gaborone. If you would like to submit a quotation, follow the instructions in Section 3 of the solicitation, complete the required portions of the attached document, and submit it to the address shown on the Standard Form 1449. (RFQ) for Installation of Air Conditioning Units (PDF …

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Notice for Funding Opportunity

The U.S. Embassy Gaborone, under the auspices of the Office of the Regional Refugee Coordinator, is pleased to announce the availability of a funding opportunity through the 2022 Julia Taft Fund for Refugees. What is the Julia Taft Fund for Refugees?  The Julia Taft Fund for Refugees is an initiative of the U.S. State Department’s Bureau …

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Auction Advert

SEALED- BID AUCTION The United States Embassy Botswana will be conducting a sealed-bid auction. Items for sale includes household furniture, appliances, and vehicles. Dec. 2-3, 2021 12:00 PM – 05:30 PM & Dec. 4-5, 2021 09:00 AM – 04:00 PM Address:  Gaborone West Industrial Plot 22038, Unit 9 and 10 (opposite of Parmalat). Please do …

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U.S. Embassy Commemorates World AIDS Day to Highlight USG Support for Botswana’s HIV Response

This year the United States is commemorating World AIDS Day under the global theme, “End inequalities. End AIDS.” to underscore the U.S. government’s support of Botswana’s HIV response.  The United States and Botswana have a longstanding global health-focused partnership and work closely together to combat the impact of HIV / AIDS in Botswana and reduce …

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Auction Event

SEAL- BID AUCTION The United States Embassy Botswana will be conducting a seal-bid Auction. Items for sale includes Household furniture, appliances & vehicles. DEC 2-3, 2021 12.30PM – 05.30PM DEC 4-5, 2021 09.00AM – 04.00PM. Address: Gaborone West Industrial Plot 22038, Unit 9 and 10 (opposite of Parmalat.

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Request for Proposals for G/West campus roof waterproofing repairs

Enclosed is a Request for Quotations (RFQ) for G/West campus roof waterproofing repairs. If you would like to submit a quotation, follow the instructions in Section 3 of the solicitation, complete the required portions of the attached document, and submit it to the address shown on the Standard Form 1449. RFQ: G/West campus roof waterproofing repairs (PDF 1 MB)

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U.S.-UK-Botswana Energy Partnership: Commemorating Energy Day at the COP26 Climate Conference in Glasgow, Scotland

Gaborone, Botswana – On November 4, 2021, the British High Commission and the U.S. Embassy in Botswana commemorated Energy Day at the COP26 climate conference taking place in Glasgow, Scotland.  The event was an opportunity to highlight Botswana’s vast potential as a renewable energy producer and exporter. British High Commissioner Sian Price and U.S. Ambassador …

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A Call for 2022 Proposals for U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation

 The U.S. Embassy in Gaborone, Botswana is pleased to announce a call for proposals for the Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP). This announcement is a response to Notice of Opportunity Number AFCP-2021-2022-GP: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=329274 . Detailed instructions and requirements are accessible at this link. Until November 26th, the Embassy is only receiving concept notes currently. Successful …

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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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The Biden-Harris Administration supports Labor Rights at Home and Abroad – Op-Ed

Labor Day Message to Workers and Trade Unions – Op-Ed This is a joint op-ed co-authored by the U.S. Ambassadors and Chargé d’Affaires, a.i. to Angola, Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Zambia, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Zimbabwe. The story of the United States of America is the story …

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The United States donates 81,900 doses of Pfizer vaccine to Botswana

Press Release August 20, 2021 The double-dose immunization will provide vaccines for 40,950 Batswana. Today, August 20, 2021, 81,900 doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine donated by the U.S. government arrived in Botswana as part of the Biden-Harris Administration’s global efforts to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.  Focusing on the vaccine’s thorough testing and strong safety record, …

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Young African Leadership Initiative (YALI) Program for 2022 Recruitment

The U.S. Embassy is pleased to announce the competition for the Young African Leadership Initiative (YALI) Program for 2022 recruitment.  The deadline for submission of online applications is Wednesday, September 15, 2021.  The application and instructions can be found at  https://www.mandelawashingtonfellowship.org/apply   YALI Fellowship is an unparalleled opportunity to: Participate in a six-week  Leadership Institute  at a U.S. …

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Workman Compensation for U.S. Mission Locally Employed Staff

Workman Compensation Solicitation (PDF 1 MB) The U.S. Mission requests provision for coverage of workman compensation of Locally Employed (LE) Staff relating to injuries suffered or occupational diseases contracted in the course of employment, or for death resulting from such injuries or diseases for matters incidental and connected to the foregoing. Details through the link/ attachment.

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U.S. Embassy Independence Day Essay Contest Highlights the Important Role of Women in Politics

As part of the U.S. Embassy in Botswana’s Independence Day programming, the Public Affairs Section held an essay contest for local high school students. The Independence Day Essay Contest focused on the theme: Celebrating the Achievements of Women in Politics; and students were asked to write about the role Batswana women play in politics. The …

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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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U.S. Embassy Supports E-Learning in Tsabong and Donates 40 Tablets

Press Release June 04, 2021 On June 2, Chargé d’Affaires David Krzywda and the Embassy’s Public Affairs staff travelled to Tsabong to donate 40 tablet computers and further the U.S. Government’s commitment to help Botswana’s education sector to produce internationally competitive graduates and partners that can build a knowledge-based economy.  The Tsabong leadership, including the …

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CDC PLUMBING SOLICITATION

Enclosed is a Request for Quotations (RFQ) for the CDC Plumbing Upgrades.  If you would like to submit a quotation,follow the instructions in Section 3 of the solicitation, complete the required portions of the attached document, and submit it to the address shown on the Standard Form 1449 that follows this. CDC PLUMBING SOLICITATION (PDF 755 KB)

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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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2022-23 FulBright Visiting Scholar Program Competition Announcement

The U.S. Embassy is pleased to announce the competition for the Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program for the 2022-23 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 Friday May 7, …

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U.S. Embassy Gaborone PAS Annual Program Statement Funding Opportunity Number: PAS-AF-21-GR-001- AF 03/23/2021

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE U.S. EMBASSY Gaborone Botswana, PUBLIC AFFAIRS SECTION Notice of Funding Opportunity   Funding Opportunity Title:              U.S. Embassy Gaborone PAS Annual Program Statement Funding Opportunity Number:        PAS- AF-21-GR-001- AF 03/23/2021 Deadline for Applications:               September 10, 2021 CFDA …

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COVAX Vaccine Arrival By Ambassador Craig Cloud

The COVID-19 pandemic has demonstrated that an infectious disease outbreak anywhere is a threat to people everywhere.  COVID-19 is a global problem that requires a global solution.  The COVID-19 pandemic is one of the most pressing challenges to the health, well-being, and economic security of our time, and the global community must unite to end …

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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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2021-2022 Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching for International Teachers Program Announcement

The U.S. Embassy in Gaborone is pleased to announce the competition for the Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching for International Teachers Program for 2021-2022. Application forms can be accessed from the following link –   https://fulbright.irex.org . The deadline for submission for applicants from Botswana is Monday, March 22, 2021. Program Overview: The Fulbright Distinguished Awards …

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Fulbright Foreign Student Announcement

The U.S. Embassy is pleased to announce the competition for the Fulbright Foreign Student Fellowship Program for the 2022-23 academic year.  The deadline for submission of online applications is Friday,  March 19, 2021 by midnight. The application and instructions can be found at https://apply.iie.org/ffsp2022 Purpose and Institutional Focus: The program is designed to strengthen universities, other …

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U.S. Embassy EducationUSA Scholars Program (ESP)

The EducationUSA Office in the Public Affairs Section of the United States Embassy, seeks to identify and recruit 30 Batswana students who scored B+ and above in the 2021 IGCSE, BGCSE, A-Levels and IB students to join the U.S. Embassy EducationUSA Scholars Program (ESP). Please note THIS IS NOT A SCHOLARSHIP. EducationUSA guides talented and determined students …

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2021 Julia Taft Fund for Refugees

The U.S. Embassy Gaborone, under the auspices of the Office of the Regional Refugee Coordinator, is pleased to announce the availability of a funding opportunity through the 2021 Julia Taft Fund for Refugees. What is the Julia Taft Fund for Refugees?  The Julia Taft Fund for Refugees is an initiative by the U.S. State Department’s …

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STATEMENT BY AMBASSADOR CRAIG L. CLOUD: Storming of the United States Capitol

The United States Congress has completed its Constitutionally mandated count of the Electoral College vote and affirmed the election of Joseph R. Biden, Jr. and Kamala D. Harris.  They will be sworn into office and a peaceful transfer of power will occur on January 20, 2021.  The criminals who committed violent acts of terror against …

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PEPFAR Botswana Notice Of Funding Opportunity

U.S. Embassy Gaborone through the PEPFAR Botswana Coordination Office (PEPFAR/PCO) is pleased to announce an open competition for local civil society organizations (CSOs) and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) to submit applications to carry out a Community-Led Monitoring (CLM) program. The CLM program is funded through the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief in Botswana (PEPFAR/Botswana) …

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U.S. Government Donates Medical Equipment to Bolster BDF HIV/AIDS Response

The United States government, Botswana’s long standing strategic health partner, donated medical equipment to the Botswana Defence Force (BDF) to bolster its HIV/AIDS response. The handover of medical laboratory equipment, valued at $40,000, was made through the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) HIV/AIDS Prevention Program (DHAPP), the DOD-funded component of the President’s Emergency Plan For …

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U.S. Government Support Strengthens Botswana’s Community Health Service Structure

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) recently partnered with the Ministry of Health and Wellness (MoHW) to develop the Integrated Community Service Delivery Guideline to strengthen Botswana’s community health structure.  The United States government funded the total cost for the guideline development process from 2016 to 2020, valued at $190,000. The U.S. government has long supported …

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Botswana’s Top Health Partner: The United States Announces $74 Million in New Funding to Help End the HIV Epidemic in Botswana

The United States government is pleased to announce $74 million dollars in new funding to help end the HIV epidemic in Botswana, an increase from $42 million given in 2019.   As part of this year’s funding, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is providing $6 million to the Ministry of Health and …

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U.S. Ambassador Launches Solar Program to Help Botswana Achieve Energy Security

The U.S. government, through the Southern Africa Energy Program of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and in collaboration with the Ministry of Mineral Resources, Green Technology, and Energy Security launched the Rooftop Solar Program.  This watershed event underlines the strong partnership between the United States and Botswana.  Most importantly, RTS marks the …

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Call for 2021 Proposals for U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation

The U.S. Embassy in Gaborone, Botswana is pleased to announce a call for proposals for the Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP).  What is the U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation? The Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP) supports projects to preserve a wide range of cultural heritage throughout the world, including in Botswana. Since …

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Deputy Chief of Mission Travels to Shakawe

Deputy Chief of Mission Kali C. Jones travelled to Shakawe October 21 and 22 to engage with community leadership and local NGOs on gender-based violence, women’s economic empowerment, cultural heritage, and border security. While in Shakawe, Ms. Jones met with representatives from the Botswana Police Service, the Deputy District Commissioner, and Kgosi Mbambo to learn …

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United States Signs Memorandum of Understanding with Peru and Botswana on Critical Energy Minerals

Assistant Secretary of State for Energy Resources Francis Fannon, Australia’s Ambassador to the United States Arthur Sinodinos, Botswana’s Minister of Mineral Resources and Green Technology Lefoko Moagi, Canada’s Associate Deputy Minister of Natural Resources Shawn Tupper, and Peru’s Vice Minister of Mines and Energy Jaime Galvez Delgado, and Vice Minister of Foreign Relations Manuel Talavera …

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“Mabogo Dinku” Tour Visits Tsabong 

The United States Ambassador, Craig L. Cloud, traveled to Tsabong on October 15 as part of the Embassy’s “Mabogo Dinku” tour across Botswana. The tour highlights U.S. support and cooperation with Botswana in health, economic prosperity, education, and security, and demonstrates the continued U.S. commitment to the people of Botswana.  While in Tsabong, Ambassador Cloud …

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Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program Competition Announcement

The U.S. Embassy is pleased to announce the 2021-22 Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program competition.  The application deadline is Friday, August 14, 2020 at 11:59 PM.   Program Overview:  The Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship is a one-year non-degree graduate-level study and professional development program for accomplished young and mid-career professionals. Throughout the year, Fellows pursue individual …

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Combating Wildlife Crime in Southern Africa Activity

USAID’s VukaNow: Combating Wildlife Crime in Southern Africa Activity, implemented by Chemonics International, is seeking concept papers for implementation of activities designed to address a multi-faceted program that aims to significantly reduce the level of poaching and illegal trade in wildlife through innovative approaches to: enhancing law enforcement capacity, enhancing judiciary systems, minimizing wildlife crimes …

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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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