U.S. AFRICOM Commander Visits Botswana to Discuss Security Partnership and Crisis Response Preparedness

Press Release November 26, 2021 U.S. AFRICOM Commander Visits Botswana to Discuss Security Partnership and Crisis Response Preparedness In a November 21-23 visit to Botswana, the Commander of the U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM), General Stephen J. Townsend, met with Minister of International Affairs and Cooperation, the Honorable Dr. Lemogang Kwape, and senior military members of …

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

The U.S. government provided $12.4 million in assistance to mitigate the health and socioeconomic impacts of COVID-19 for the people of Botswana. Here is a breakdown of U.S. COVID-19 relief assistance in Botswana to date: Of the $12.4 million in bilateral funding, $7.2 million is for health facility and community support for infection prevention and control (IPC); …

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Notice of Funding Opportunity – Gaborone Child Labor ARDF Grant

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE U.S. Embassy Gaborone Notice of Funding Opportunity Funding Opportunity Title: Child Labor in Botswana Funding Opportunity Number:  Deadline for Applications: August 23, 2021 Assistance Listing Number: 19.225 Total Amount Available: $300,000 A. PROGRAM DESCRIPTION The U.S. Embassy Gaborone of the U.S. Department of State announces an open competition for organizations to submit applications …

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The U.S. Government Strengthens Botswana’s HIV Response Through the DREAMS Data System for Adolescent Girls and Young Women

Press Release July 12, 2021 To support Botswana’s HIV response and strengthen its ability to provide comprehensive health services to Batswana, the U.S. government partnered with the government of Botswana to implement the Determined, Resilient, Empowered, AIDS-Free, Mentored and Safe (DREAMS) HIV prevention program that targets vulnerable adolescent girls and young women with a comprehensive …

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U.S. Government Promotes Greater Inclusion of Women in the Political Process

U.S. Ambassador Craig L. Cloud and Minister of Nationality, Immigration and Gender Affairs, Hon Anna Mokgethi, joined Democracy Works Foundation to launch a U.S.-funded program designed to increase the participation of women in Botswana’s political process “Go Ruta Mosadi ke go Ruta Sechaba”.  The $250,000 grant, funded through the U.S. Department of State’s African Regional …

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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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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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Biden Administration Announces Botswana-Namibia Mega Solar Project

Gaborone – At its Leaders’ Summit on Climate concluded April 22, the Biden-Harris administration announced the signing of a historic memorandum of intent (MOI) to create a 2 to 5gigawatt Mega Solar project in Botswana and Namibia.  The United States Government is collaborating with the Government of the Republic of Botswana, the Government of the …

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U.S. Government Establishes Telehealth Partnership

The Embassy of the United States of America in partnership with Rutgers University, the University of Botswana (UB), and the Ministry of Health and Wellness (MoHW) is pleased to officially launch a $160,000 (BWP 1,750,000) grant that will create a clinical telehealth program in Botswana and further strengthen existing medical and higher education partnerships between …

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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. Government Funds Five Local Organizations to Support Botswana’s HIV Response  

March 29, 2021  The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) awarded $29 million (or P319 million) to five local organizations to implement activities under the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) program for a period of three years. The launch serves as a platform for the U.S. government and the Government of …

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U.S. Government Builds COVID-19 Isolation Clinics Across Botswana

Press Release March 16, 2021  The United States government through the Department of Defense’s Office of Security Cooperation (OSC) provided P18.7 million to build COVID-19 isolation clinics across Botswana. This Overseas Humanitarian, Disaster, and Civic Aid (OHDACA) funded project is aimed at strengthening Botswana’s COVID-19 response. The project supports Government of Botswana pandemic mitigation efforts …

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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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“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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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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