Botswana Watch (BW)

Botswana Watch

Country: Botswana
Focal Point: Robert Letsatsi, Coordinator
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Tel: +267 71702508

Mission and vision

Vision: “Botswana where all citizens benefit from their natural resources for today and tomorrow.”

Mission: An open, transparent, accountable and corruption free extractive sector where revenues improve the lives of women, men and youth in Botswana.

General description of the CSO work in the anti-corruption area

Botswana Watch is involved in a number of anti – corruption projects and activities geared towards addressing the issue of corruption and raising awareness on the social ills in Botswana. Our main activities are centred around two key issues namely public education on the social ills of corruption and corruption preventive measures. Our target audience is school going children and the general populace.

Specific description of the CSO work in relation to the UNCAC

Activities that Botswana Watch embarks on them are guided by the convention with particular reference to UNCAC article 13 where we endeavour to make sure that the public access necessary information related to the corruption issue in Botswana.

Specific description of the CSO work in relation to the review mechanism of the UNCAC

Following the UNCAC Review and its mechanism, Botswana Watch has strengthened its working partnership with the anti – corruption agency in Botswana (Directorate on Corruption and Economic Crime) to implement some of the provisions of the convention. The country is currently under review in the 2nd UNCAC review cycle and the anti – corruption agency consulted Botswana Watch through a questionnaire and meetings so as to have an input in the review process.

Anti-Corruption Events in your region in 2017

Botswana Watch intends to mobilize other civil society organizations interested to work in the area of corruption to form civil society anti – corruption network. A series of activities are planned for this year like Anti – Corruption Exhibition Initiative, capacity building for civil society organizations on issues of corruption and commemoration of UN Day on the 9th December.

If you or someone from your organization has participated in a workshop on UNCAC and its review mechanism organized by UNODC/ UNCAC Coalition, please indicate who, when and where

Robert Mogwana Letsatsi in 2016 in Vienna, Austria

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