Innovation Digest for Botswana

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Botswana 2018 SDG Index Country Profile

The 2018 SDG Index and Dashboards report presents a revised and updated assessment of countries’ distance to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Botswana’s 2017 Voluntary National Review on the SDGs

Botswana submitted its first Voluntary National Review on the Sustainable Development Goals in 2017 to the United Nations High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development. The report tracks the progress Botswana has made so far towards each of the 17 SDGs and 169 targets.

Innovative Programme to Fight HIV Risk Wins Grant

Young 1ove is rigorously testing an innovative youth-for-youth solution to empowering young women in Botswana to reduce their risks of HIV infection and unintended pregnancies. The social enterprise has won $690,000 in grants from the Global Innovation Fund to support the expansion and testing of its creative peer education approach.

Botswana Launches Clean Technology Centre

The Government of Botswana has launched the Clean Tech Centre to find solutions for sustainable development through a variety of environmental, social and economic activities in the fields of recycling, renewable energy and information technology.

Botswana Innovation Hub to Help Diversify Economy

Botswana Innovation Hub was created as part of the government initiative to move the country away from reliance on diamond mining. The hub promotes technology-based innovation and entrepreneurship. It offers networking, research and technical collaboration opportunities and runs an Innovation Fund and Technology Entrepreneurship Programme.