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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