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Recently, Botswanaâ's government instituted consultations across the nation in order to cohesively incorporate climate change mitigation practices into the development programs of the country and make the issue a government priority.1 Climate change in Botswana has caused longer droughts, irregular rainfall, and crop diseases throughout the country.2 The entire nation has also experienced water shortages.3 The central focus of the adaptation program is the development of transfer technology, knowledge, and the promotion and education of the public on matters relating to climate change.4 In order to adequately prepare the country, the government has been launching several conferences across Botswana to further education and spread awareness of the negative effects of climate changes.5

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1http://www.bw.undp.org/content/botswana/en/home/ourwork/environmentandenergy/successstories/botswana-embarks-on-ambitious-plan-to-tackle-climate-change-/
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5http://www.bw.undp.org/content/botswana/en/home/presscenter/pressreleases/2013/08/28/botswana-gears-up-for-climate-change-embarks-on-preparing-a-policy-response-strategy-and-action-plan-/
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Botswana News

Washington Post 
JOHANNESBURG — Botswana on Friday announced three days of mourning after the death of 91-year-old Ketumile Masire, a former president who led the country for nearly two decades. Masire died “peacefully” and surrounded by family members at a ... See more..
Chronicle 
BULAWAYO giants Highlanders and Harare's Dynamos have been invited to a four-team tournament to be held next month at Francistown Sports Complex, Botswana. The Supa Power Cup which will feature former Botswana champions Mochudi Centre ... See more..
Mmegi Online 
Botswana has sent a strong team to the third edition of Africa Union Sports Council (AUSC) Region V and Confederation of Southern African National Olympic Committees (COSANOC) marathon to be hosted in Swakopmund, Namibia on Saturday. See more..
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BCFC 
In 2013 five representatives from Bristol City Community Trust, embarked on a week long trip to Botswana to carry out community based work. The community projects included visits to schools, orphanages and youth projects. This formed part of a wider ... See more..
Nasdaq 
GABORONE, June 23 (Reuters) - Botswana's former president Ketumile Masire, an instrumental figure in establishing the southern African country's image as a stable African democracy, has died, his aide said on Friday. He was 91. Masire was Botswana's ... See more..
New Vision 
The two teams jetted in at 3.10am aboard Ethiopian Airlines and are accommodated at Eureka Place Hotel in Ntinda. Botswana and Zimbabwe are expected today for the six-nation competition, according to Uganda Netball Federation (UNF) General ... See more..
AllAfrica.com 
Gaborone — Assistant Minister of Basic Education Moiseraele Goya says the relationship between Botswana Integrated Sports Association (BISA) and COPA Coca-Cola dates back to more than 20 years in different formats. Speaking at the fourth edition of ... See more..
Mmegi Online 
The immaculate printing facility, which is the only one of its kind in Botswana, uses leading edge Taiwanese and American technology known to be among the best in the world. Mmegi is targeting to increase its marketshare in the printing business with ... See more..
Somerset Live 
David Mounde, who's running the campaign, said: "Rugby's very popular in Botswana. The kids out there love the game, but they play in t-shirts and flimsy shorts that are instantly torn – which is why the club is so keen to support them.” The club is ... See more..
Mmegi Online 
The Australian company announced yesterday that it is now powering generators at its Selemo pilot project in Mmashoro using CBM as it works towards advancing Botswana's first gas-fired power station that would feed into the national grid. “Producing ... See more..
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Geography

Southern Africa, north of South Africa
Area

Total 581,730 sq km
Land 566,730 sq km
Water 15,000 sq km

Climate

semiarid; warm winters and hot summers
Natural Resources

diamonds, copper, nickel, salt, soda ash, potash, coal, iron ore, silver ;
Natural Hazards

periodic droughts; seasonal August winds blow from the west, carrying sand and dust across the country, which can obscure visibility
Current Environmental Issues

overgrazing; desertification; limited freshwater resources

Demographics

Nationality
Motswana (singular), Batswana (plural)
Population
2,127,825 (July 2013 est.)
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Botswana has maintained one of the world's highest economic growth rates since independence in 1966. However, economic growth was negative in 2009, with the industrial sector shrinking by 30%, after the global crisis reduced demand for Botswana's diamonds. Although the economy recovered in 2010, GDP growth has again slowed. Through fiscal discipline and sound management, Botswana transformed itself from one of the poorest countries in the world to a middle-income country with a per capita GDP of $16,800 in 2012. Two major investment services rank Botswana as the best credit risk in Africa. Diamond mining has fueled much of the ...See More expansion and currently accounts for more than one-third of GDP, 70-80% of export earnings, and about one-third of the government's revenues. Botswana's heavy reliance on a single luxury export was a critical factor in the sharp economic contraction of 2009. Tourism, financial services, subsistence farming, and cattle raising are other key sectors. According to official government statistics, unemployment reached 17.8% in 2009, but unofficial estimates run much higher. The prevalence of HIV/AIDS is second highest in the world and threatens Botswana's impressive economic gains. An expected leveling off in diamond production within the next two decades overshadows long-term prospects. A major international diamond company signed a 10-year deal with Botswana in 2012 to move its rough stone sorting and trading division from London to Gaborone by the end of 2013. The move may support Botswana's downstream diamond industry. Show Less ;
GDP Purchasing Power Parity

$32.06 billion (2012 est.); $30.88 billion (2011 est.); $29.39 billion (2010 est.)
Gross National Saving

34.7% of GDP (2012 est.); 39.9% of GDP (2011 est.); 37.3% of GDP (2010 est.)
Agriculture Products

livestock, sorghum, maize, millet, beans, sunflowers, groundnuts
Industries

diamonds, copper, nickel, salt, soda ash, potash, coal, iron ore, silver; livestock processing; textiles