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Peace & Good Governance


About This Pillar

Peace and Good Governance Pillar encourages the youth in Botswana to interact, network and explore ideas and opportunities on issues of responsible leadership and good governance. SKMF has partnered with numerous partners including, the University of Botswana Foundation to jointly host panel discussions and open debates on issues of Peace and Good Governance. This is in addition to the on-going peace and conflict resolution initiatives that the co-founder and patron of the Foundation, His Excellency Sir Ketumile Masire continues to be associated with in the region.

Annual Youth Summit on Leadership & Governance – Empowering the Voices of Tomorrow Today

 The Annual Youth Summit on Leadership & Governance provides a forum for like-minded youth to interact, network and explore ideas and opportunities with one another. The Annual event seeks to inform and educate the youth on issues of Leadership & Governance and provide them with the tools, support, and guidance needed to become leaders and humanitarian global citizens. SKMF invites key local and international leaders to share their insights with the youth in an interactive forum.

Youth Skills Development & Networking Workshops (YSDNW)

In 2014 SKMF introduced YSDNW workshops aimed at providing training to the youth on diverse topics including strategy, personal development, financial literacy, and effective negotiation, communication, and leadership skills.  To date over 2000 youth have attended the workshops. This initiative was developed in direct response to requests for further skills training and networking opportunities by the youth.

A Lecture Series in Partnership with Local and International Partners

SKMF in partnership with various partners hosts quarterly Youth Dialogue Forums on topics of national interest. The forums provide a platform to engage youth on topics of importance and an opportunity for the youth to interact with both national and international leadership, role models, philanthropists, artists, humanitarians, and other members of society. As part of this initiative we have an annual “Youth Lecture” delivered during the Annual Resource Mobilization Weekend.

Women’s Dialogues

In its continuous effort to give a voice to women and create a platform and network for women’s advocacy, Sir Ketumile Masire Foundation amalgamated with partners to host Women’s Dialogues. This initiative aims at fostering dialogue towards addressing challenges experienced by young women in Botswana. It’s a platform for women to discuss women’s rights, access to economic, social and political resources and opportunities, achievements and challenges.