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Dr. Oluwatoyin D. Kolawole

Associate Professor

Dr. Oluwatoyin Dare Kolawole received his PhD and MA in Rural Sociology and Development Studies, respectively. He works at the interface of science, policy and agriculture in Africa. His interests are mainly in sustainable agriculture, indigenous knowledge, social change and rural development. His current work in climate change addresses some pertiDr. Oluwatoyin Dare Kolawole received his PhD and MA in Rural Sociology and Development Studies, respectively. He works at the interface of science, policy and agriculture in Afric….

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Prof. Joseph E. Mbaiwa

Associate Professor

Professor Joseph E. Mbaiwa holds a PhD (Tourism Studies) from Texas A&M University. He is currently an Associate Professor (Tourism Studies) at the Okavango Research Institute, University of Botswana. His research interests are in tourism development, rural livelihoods and conservation.Professor Joseph E. Mbaiwa holds a PhD (Tourism Studies) from Texas A&M University. He is currently an Associate Professor (Tourism Studies) at the Okavango Research Institute,….

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Dr. Olekae Thakadu

Senior Research Scholar

Dr. Olekae Thakadu is Senior Research Scholar in Environmental Communication at the Okavango Research Institute of the University of Botswana based in Maun, Botswana. He received his PhD from the University of Florida, USA.Dr. Olekae Thakadu is Senior Research Scholar in Environmental Communication at the Okavango Research Institute of the University of Botswana based in Maun, Botswana. He received h….

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Dr. Audrey Masizana-Katongo

Computer Scientis

Dr. Audrey Masizana-Katongo is a computer scientist and has been involved in the creation of indigenous knowledge databases. Recently, she developed a new concept of “expert systems” in relation to traditional medical knowledge. Contrary to classical input-output-based databases, an “expert system” can store intermediate steps that lead to Dr. Audrey Masizana-Katongo is a computer scientist and has been involved in the creation of indigenous knowledge databases. Recently, she developed a new concept of “expert syst….

M. SETHORA

Researcher

M. Sethora is a researcher at the University of Botswana.M. Sethora is a researcher at the University of Botswana…..

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Dr. Kerstin Andrae-Marobela

Molecular Cell Biologist

Dr Kerstin Andrae-Marobela is a molecular cell biologist at the Department of Biological Sciences. Her research focuses on indigenous knowledge (IK)-based science platforms for innovation in relation to human health. She is particularly interested in the interface of research, science & technology and economic development for communities in BotDr Kerstin Andrae-Marobela is a molecular cell biologist at the Department of Biological Sciences. Her research focuses on indigenous knowledge (IK)-based science platforms for inn….

Keitseng Monyatsi

Researcher

Ms Keitseng Monyatsi holds a Master’s degree in intellectual property (IP) and currently works for the African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (ARIPO). She has gained special experience on IP rights issues related to indigenous knowledge due to extensive fieldwork with indigenous knowledge holders and their communities in Botswana. HeMs Keitseng Monyatsi holds a Master’s degree in intellectual property (IP) and currently works for the African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (ARIPO). She has gained….

B. SAKWAPE

Researcher

B. Sakwape is a researcher at the University of Botswana.B. Sakwape is a researcher at the University of Botswana…..

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Dr. Motsomi Marobela

Associate Professor

Dr Motsomi Marobela is a Senior Lecturer in Management. He holds a PhD in Behaviour in Organizations from Lancaster University Management School. Currently, he teaches research methods, industrial relations and public sector management. His research interests are globalization, the labour process and sociology of work.Dr Motsomi Marobela is a Senior Lecturer in Management. He holds a PhD in Behaviour in Organizations from Lancaster University Management School. Currently, he teaches research met….

Harriet Okatch

Analytical Chemist

Harriet Okatch is an analytical chemist pursuing research in HIV/AIDS-related areas. Her specific research projects include an ethnosurvey of traditional medicines utilized in the treatment of HIV/AIDS and opportunistic infections in Botswana, analysis of heavy metals and pesticides in these medicines, and development of analytical methods to deterHarriet Okatch is an analytical chemist pursuing research in HIV/AIDS-related areas. Her specific research projects include an ethnosurvey of traditional medicines utilized in the ….

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TUELO BAPEDI

Researcher

Tuelo Bapedi is a researcher at the University of Botswana.Tuelo Bapedi is a researcher at the University of Botswana…..

TLAMELO E. TSHAMEKANG

Principal Land Use Planner

Tlamelo Evelyn Tshamekang is a Principal Land Use Planner at Tawana Land Board in Maun, Botswana. She previously worked as a Wildlife Officer in the study area where she was responsible for natural resource management issues. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Sciences and Demography from the University of Botswana.Tlamelo Evelyn Tshamekang is a Principal Land Use Planner at Tawana Land Board in Maun, Botswana. She previously worked as a Wildlife Officer in the study area where she was respon….