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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.

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JICA Botswana Office
Fairscape Precinct Building 2, Plot 70667 Fairgrounds, Gaborone, Botswana
(Private Bag 00369 Gaborone, Botswana)

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What's New

May 22, 2023 JOCV's activities in Primary School
May 10, 2023 JOCV returns to Botswana post Covid-19
April 7, 2023 SHEP Making strides in North East District
April 7, 2023 Message from the Resident Representative
November 24, 2022 JICA Celebrated 30th JOCV Anniversary in Botswana

News & Features

February 24, 2023 Signing of Japanese ODA Loan Agreement with Botswana: Contributing to the COVID-19 crisis response, supporting the vulnerable, and enhancing the stability of the socio-economy
October 12, 2022 Botswana celebrates the end of analog TV broadcasting: the first complete transition to Japanese standards of digital terrestrial broadcasting.
September 14, 2020 Signing of Record of Discussions on Technical Cooperation Project with Botswana: Support for Sustainable Forest and Natural Resources Management
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

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