Botswana: The Ministry of Youth, Gender, Sport and Culture (MYSC), alongside Statistics Botswana, recently convened its professionals from two of its entities, the Department of Youth and the Department of Gender, to form a two day pro tem consortia for the assessment of data collection tools for the said department.
In her welcome remarks, Acting Deputy Statistician General (Statistical and Technical Operations), Ketso Makhumalo outlined the objective of the event to have been to assess administrative data collection registers and forms in order to improve the information available, to monitor and evaluate programmes within the Youth, Gender, Sport and Culture among others.
The topics discussed centred mainly around gender and youth, where the attendants got to debating and deliberating on different tools and variables that needed review, definition and improvement. This exercise was especially important owing to the integration of gender into what is now the Ministry of Youth, Gender, Sport and Culture.
This also would facilitate the ease of information sharing between the Ministry’s two daughter bodies, the departments of Youth and Gender, respectively. Anchoring the discussions and deliberations were noteworthy keywords inclusive of Gender Based Violence, Youth, Sustainable Development Goals, National Development Plan and Transitional National Development Plan.
Hailing the end of the two days workshop Deputy Director- Monitoring and Evaluation for MYSC, Emmanuel Kabo Otukile, said the occasion presented the Ministry an opportunity to reflect on what it has achieved as part of government and also as an entity on its own on the outcomes of the assessment of data tools and reflect as well on what still needs to be done going forth.
Moreover, MYSC also launched their Special 𝐄𝐍𝐓𝐑𝐄𝐏𝐑𝐄𝐍𝐄𝐔𝐑𝐒 𝐌𝐎𝐍𝐃𝐀𝐘, in which they introduced Bonolo Belindah Molebatsi, who is not only an entrepreneur but also a social activist, mentor and volunteer.
Bonolo has experience in driving the youth development agenda, specifically focusing on promoting youth employment services in Africa, preparing young people for the labour market and access to sustainable jobs and also entrepreneurship skills for those who would love to venture into business.
Her dream is to see young people contributing towards the development of the continent and taking the lead in making the world a better place. She strongly believes this can be achieved if individuals are empowered to unleash their potential for the greater good of humanity.
In 2018, Bonolo founded Nolly Crafts Investments Pty Ltd t/a Nolly Cleaning Service to curb the unemployment gap. Nolly Cleaning Services offers a variety of cleaning services, from the sale of cleaning detergents, fumigation services, pest control services, laundry and car wash services and office and residential cleaning services.