The Botswana-Leadership Program – Executive Leadership Development in the Public Sector
In December 2019, a second delegation of 16 senior government officials from Botswana participated in a 7-day residential program designed to enhance leadership competencies and capabilities. In partnership with Rutgers Global, the Rutgers Center for Organizational Leadership continues to lead the design, coordination, and facilitation of the program, which is a central component of the collaborative relationship being developed between The Government of the Republic of Botswana and Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey.
The relationship between Botswana and Rutgers was initiated in February 2019. Named the Mahube (“Dawn”) Partnership for Transformation, this collaboration represents a unique effort between a nation and a university to address leadership, capacity-building, and knowledge transfer, as the Republic of Botswana transforms from its dependence on natural resources into a more knowledge-based economy. The partnership is led by Botswana President Mokgweetsi Eric Masisi and Rutgers President Robert Barchi.
A Summit held in May 2019 and hosted by Rutgers served as the first phase in advancing the leadership training and development goals of the partnership, which is described in more detail in the following report.