Wednesday, June 06, 2018

International Data Week 2018

Preservation of personal biodiversity data collections

Abstracts are invited for the above session to be held during the ScidataCon on the 5 - 8 November 2018 in Gaborone, which will be part of the International Data week.
This session, under the theme of Data Stewardship - Rescue of Research Data at Risk, intends to highlight the importance of preserving local personal collections of biodiversity data, and to discuss strategies and good practice in making their content and context available to support ongoing research. Presenters will share case studies of rescued collections, including both successes and failures.

For more information about our session: 

Abtstract submission has been extended to 25 June 2018


Mosepele Boiditswe




Monday, May 28, 2018

Bachelor of Pharmacy

The University of Botswana and Faculty of Health Sciences are proud to announce a Bachelor of Pharmacy Programme tenable at the University of Botswana. The programme
will be offered from August 2018.

• Open to students who have completed Bachelor of Science(BSc) year 1
• Applicants who hold Advanced Level passes in Chemistry, Biology, Physics and Mathematics
• Applicants who hold a Diploma in Pharmacy Technician or equivalent

The School will start accepting applications with effect from 14th June 2018 and applications will close on the 21st June 2018. Successful candidates will be informed by email on or before
5th July 2018.

For information and application details contact the School of Allied Health Professions located atFaculty of Health Sciences-block 246 office A214, second floor or call 355 403.

Friday, May 25, 2018

Apply for Chinese Language For Biginners Course in ORI

The Confucius Institute at  University of Botswana at main campus will start offrering Chinese Language for beginners for adults in September 2018 in  Okavango Research Institute (ORI). The community of Maun and near by villages are requested to apply for admission.

CLASS TIME Twice a week
                           Monday & Wednesday - 17:30 - 19:30
                           Tuesday & Thursday    -  17:30 - 19:30

Course Duration:   Twelve weeks a session

Phone contact:      6817224/21


P970 ( for the public)
P730 ( for fulltime staff)
P490 ( For UB fulltime student)

The deadline for applying for the course is 31 August 2018.

All applicants are encouraged to pay tuition fee before submission of application. Payments shouls be done at the Okavango Research Intitute Cash Office.

Admission will be on ''first come first serve basis''

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Geoinformation and Sustainable Development 24th Interdisciplinary Conference

The Bonn 2018 conference especially focuses on Information Management for Nature Preservation, Biological Diversity, Landscape Protection, Risk and Resilience.


Nature Conservation, Spatial Ecology, Biological Diversity, Landscape Protection, Environmental Risks, Resilience, Wetland Habitats, Agriculture, Migrating Birds, Habitats, Biomes, Sustainable Development Goals, Marine Protected Areas, Desertification, Fisheries, Climate Change, Monitoring, Enforcement, Ecosystem Services, Biogeography, Environmental/Risk Impact Analysis, Synergies, Scenarios etc.

Target Audience:

Sustainability Science and Technology Experts, Governmental Agencies, Non-Governmental Organizations, Risk Reduction and Climate Change Experts, National and International Sustainability Aid Organizations.
Registration is open and you have the opportunity to join the discussion for future improvement of strategies, decisions and actions.

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Call for Reviewers for SciDataCon/ IDW2018

Experts are invited to serve on the  Programme Review Committee for SciDataCon, part of International Data Week.

Complete the online form:

Monday, May 14, 2018

Training of Trainers Short Course

Department of Extra Mural and Public Education

Facilitating training sessions can be a daunting prospect especially for those entering the field for the first time or who have not had any formal preparation for the task. Without this foundation, only a few people can effectively transfer skills and knowledge to others. Whether those attending this training are experienced or inexperienced trainers or they are just to refresh themselves as seasoned professionals, this course will equip them with skills to be effective trainers of trainers.


Appreciate the difference between teaching and training facilitation; Identify some of the key principles of adult learning and psychology of the adult learner/trainer of trainers; Rationalise and conduct effective training needs analyses; Design training programmes; Explain what a good training program looks like in terms of content and processes of delivery; Apply efficient strategies for effective management of the training environment; Identify the key characteristics of an exceptional trainer and effectively Monitor and evaluate training activities to determine impact.
Course Date: 29th May – 1st June 2018
Fee: P2 580.00 per participant
Deadline: 29th May 2018
Venue: Block 243/007 CCE Building
Time: 08.00 am – 4.30 pm

Contact Persons

  • Ms Thulaganyo Gaobolae Tel: 3552930 Email:
  • Ms Irene Libinda Tel: 355 2058 Email:
  • Mr. M. K. Mbaiwa Tel: 355 2057 Email:
  • Ms J Modise Jankie Tel: 355 2921 Email:
Payments to be made at the Cashiers’ Office in the main administration building OR deposit in UB account number 0100110109600; STANDARD CHARTERED BANK.

Friday, May 11, 2018

Occupational Health and Safety Course

Department of Extra Mural and Public Education

Francistown Campus

Workers’ Safety and Health are critical elements in every work setting. A safe working environment cuts absenteeism, companies’ insurance bills, etc.
This course assists participants to discover the close connection between workers’ safety and health and their company’s productivity, introduce and refresh them on ideas about standards of regulation for healthy work and occupational environments.
Course Objectives: - At the end of the course, participants will be able to:-
  • Make strong connections between safety, health and their occupations.
  • Effectively identify health and safety issues in their work environments.
  • Articulate workers’ rights and employers’ responsibilities in safeguarding the said rights.
  • Suggest to their Organizations efficient mechanisms for achieving safe and healthy working environments.
  • Apply basic OHS skills for their benefit and that of their Organisations.


This course is specifically aimed at senior and middle level managers, Human Resource Officers in the Public and Private Sector, in NGOs, International Development Agencies, and/or any other employees who deal with Health issues in their Organizations.
Course Date: 28th May – 01st June
Course Fees: P2,580.00 per participant
Application Deadline: 24th May 2018
Venue: Cresta Thapama Hotel, Francistown

Contact Details

Telephone: 246 8200
Fax: 241 6583

Contact Persons