The Republic of Botswana boasts abundant natural resources, such as diamonds, bronze, nickel, and coal, which have contributed to the acceleration of Botswana's economy. In 2017, Botswana's per capita GDP rose to 7,595 US Dollars (WB 2018), one of the highest rates in southern Africa. However, in contrast to its rapid growth, Botswana has encountered challenges, such as income disparities, underdevelopment in rural areas and high unemployment rate. Botswana also faces the second highest prevalence of HIV/AIDs (22.8% of adults aged 15 to 49, UNAIDS 2017) in the world. To address these diverse challenges, JICA's support to Botswana primarily focuses on 1) infrastructure development for economic growth, and 2) development acceleration in areas of poverty.
|July 8, 2019||An ex-JOCV was awarded Best Performer by Botswana National Museum!|
|June 28, 2019||JICA Botswana Office|
|June 7, 2019||Message from the Resident Representative|
|July 11, 2019||TOWARD TICAD 7: ‘Africa & Me’ Part 6 – “What matters is that you go for it” - lessons I learned from the Japan Overseas Cooperation Volunteers activities in Botswana: Yuki Nihei, Coach and Director, Chukyo University Women’s Softball Club|
|November 26, 2018||His Imperial Highness the Crown Prince Grants Audience to Participants in the JICA Knowledge Co-Creation Program|
|November 15, 2018||Raising Awareness of the Importance of Hand-Washing and Toilets in Africa From the Grass-Roots Level: 10 Years of the Water Security Action Team|