Botswana has been a multiparty democracy since independence from the UK in 1966.
With stability, a good record of human rights, and an economy that has thrived on its revenues as the largest diamond producer in the world, Botswana is now a middle-income country. It has, though, suffered a high incidence of HIV AIDS and is vulnerable to climate change – in particular because Botswana has vast areas of protected wilderness and operates a carefully-controlled Safari-based tourism industry.
ASI designed and delivered a communications programme for the government to raise awareness of climate and energy issues, and secure buy-in for future climate change action. We advised Botswana on planning for privatisations and building a modern telecommunications and transportation systems.