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Minister of Foreign Affairs Botswana: Dr. Pelonomi Venson-Moitoi

In our third episode on the 25th AU Summit, we speak to Dr. Pelonomi Venson-Moitoi, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation for Botswana. Her previous ministerial posts include: Works, Transport and Communications; Trade, Industry, Wildlife and Tourism; Communications, Science, and Technology; and Education.We discuss Botswana’s controversial stance not to subscribe to gender quotas nor to ratify SADC’s gender protocol. However, this decision has not curtailed women from being appointed to key positions like ministers, judges, auditor generals, etc…in Botswana. We remark on the progress Africa is making with respect to women’s development in comparison to the rest of the world and how increasing women’s to resources will help move to the next level. Tune in for more…

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