Tuesday, July 05, 2011

Winter Course Student Presentations

ORI’s 2011 class of University of Botswana Winter Course students are completing their project reports this week, following eight weeks of intensive study and fieldwork in the Okavango Delta and Ngamiland. Today they did their final report presentations, where they were divided into seven groups. The topics showed augmented focus on various subjects around the delta, like; Factors influencing adoption of flood risk information by residents in flood prone areas: an exploratory assessment in the Okavango sub-district, presented by Bose Mathanjane, Nyarai Munyatsi and Wanangwa Wanda, followed by a topic on Privatization of solid waste services in Maun, by Lekgoanyane Ncube, Tshoganetso Gosiame and Gofamodimo Sechele. Furthermore, the Apenduka group consisting of Masedi Tshukudu, Helenah Matlou and Tsaone Mogapi carried out a survey to document Attitudes of local communities towards wildlife: a case study of Gweta. The group of Moshe Botshabelo, Grace Orapeleng, Esther Kanduza looked at, Risk factors associated with malaria transmission in Shorobe, Okavango Delta. In addition, Lucas Neudeck, Phetso Bareetseng and Lebogang Avelino carried out a survey to produce a report on Edible wild plants in the Okavango Delta: a case study of Shorobe village. Solly Rakgomo, Moitseomaatla Palai and Malebogo Sebe studied Sanitation hygiene conditions in Maun primary schools. Lastly, Oteng Matilamba, Princess Puskas and Tshepo Moroka presented on Factors contributing to job satisfaction of workers in the tourism accommodation sector of the Okavango Delta. The reports will be available at ORI Library soon.

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