Meet Moalosi Lebekwe – CITW Botswana Programme Coordinator

Born in Mochudi in southern Botswana, Moalosi is the youngest of a family of six, including his parents, a sister and two brothers. 

He is a traveller at heart, with a fascination for cultures and languages. For the past six years, he has dedicated his life to learning, observing, absorbing and sharing his experiences from around the world, having worked in Botswana, Turkey, Switzerland and, most recently, Myanmar for the United Nations, as well international and local NGOs and private international firms. During that time, he has accumulated a wealth of knowledge, experience and friends along the way.

Fluent in Setswana, Turkish and English, he is a seasoned professional with a degree in Social Sciences, Accounting and Economics. He excels in facilitating teamwork in a multicultural environment and is a firm believer in open, honest communication.

He was, until recently, the Partnerships and Community Manager in Yangon Province in Myanmar, where he was responsible for the full sales cycle for the Seedstars Program – which fosters entrepreneurial spirit and facilitates the improvement of living conditions in poorer countries around the world.

While he was there, he was also responsible for the acquisition process from lead identification through all negotiations; meeting the company’s growth targets and ensuring favourable business terms for Seedstars.

Prior to that, he worked as an outreach consultant for the Biodiversity and Nature Conservation Association (BANCA), where, among many responsibilities, he developed nature conservation project proposals for international donors.

Before he moved to Myanmar, Moalosi was stationed in Geneva in Switzerland, where he held the position of Grants Finance Assistant for the Global Community Engagement Resilience Fund (GCERF), and before that, the International Labour Organization (ILO), as Human Resources Assistant. Before that, he worked in Turkey for the United Nations, after starting his career as a Junior Account Executive for Mazars Botswana.

Always ready to help, over the years, Maolosi has used his spare time to teach economics in Botswana, English to high school and university students in Turkey and offer advice to youth operating SME’s on business plan development. He has also had three articles published and together with his partner, is expecting his first child in April 2020.                                                                                                  

We’ll leave it to Moalosi to have the last word. “Working with young people is my dream and passion; and coming back home to manage CITW Botswana is a wish come true. My role covers the administration, management and coordination of all CITW Botswana’s activities including Eco-Clubs, Mentor Training and Annual Camps. I believe there is a lot I can offer the programme, and I am very excited to be part of the team!”

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