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My Leadership Philosophy is guided by Africa's Value of Botho | Alice Mogwe | TEDxGaborone

18 August, 2017

Published on Aug 8, 2017 In a light, but serious manner, Alice Mogwe shares her stories of exclusion. Her journey of self-discovery has led to her three keys to self-leadership. These keys help her navigate her way through an often hostile, judgmental world. She lays bare the core of her being through personal accounts of discrimination, racism, sexism and how central the African value concept of botho is to her identity. Ms Alice Mogwe is the Founder Director of Ditshwanelo, the Botswana Centre for Human Rights. Ditswanelo’s objective is the defense of human rights, in all its forms and mainly in Africa: it fights for political freedoms, abolishing the death penalty, minorities, women's rights and children, homosexuals, immigrants and refugees, deportees, of domestic workers. With a legal background, she served as a consultant to several international development agencies including UNICEF and has been active in the field of gender and development for many years. Amongst the foremost civil society leaders in Botswana, she is a recipient of several international awards recognising her work as a woman leader and promoter of human rights. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at

Botswana Signs Gender Protocol, Mauritius Remains

02 May, 2017

The Southern African Gender Protocol Alliance (Alliance) welcomes the signing of the SADC Protocol on Gender and Development by Botswana on 27 April after nine of stalling and calls on Mauritius to follow suit.

NGOs play a critical role in Botswana’s development

12 July, 2017

Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) of northern Botswana are scheduled to assemble in Maun and Selebi Phikwe this winter to review the role of NGOs in Botswana’s development and consider issues to be discussed at the 2nd Annual Stakeholder Forum organized by the NGO Council.

We demand accountability and good governance

12 July, 2017

The Botswana Council of Non-Governmental Organisations (BOCONGO) notes with concern the findings of the Auditor General Report for the year ended March 2016, which point to serious wastage of public funds and failure to account by senior public servants.

June 16, time to reflect on children

28 June, 2017

BOCONGO executive director, Mr Botho Seboko informed parents that raising a child was an inherent responsibility from God. Mr Seboko advised them to seek guidance from him to raise them well.

UCCSA celebrates decades of existence

28 June, 2017

BOCONGO’s executive director, Mr Botho Seboko stressed the role played by the church in the country. However, he regretted that the country was losing the moral fabrics, which were instilled by the church.

BOCONGO Backs Government

20 June, 2017

NGO body, BOCONGO has backed government on its position to put the controversial Malawian prophet Shepherd Bushiri on the list of visitors who will need a visa to enter Botswana.