Identifying stakeholders and vulnerabilities in Botswana's Mahalapye sub-district
On the 24th of July 2018, ASSAR researchers from the University of Botswana, together with the District Officer of Development in Botswana's Mahalapye sub-district, held a half-day stakeholder mapping workshop in Mahalapye.
The objectives of the day were to:
- understand stakeholders and interactions;
- conduct stakeholder mapping;
- meet with stakeholders to explain Vulnerability Risk Assessment (VRA) and invite them to participate;
- meet with stakeholders to understand context; and
- decide on the stakeholders best suited for participation in a VRA workshop planned for the Mahalapye sub-district in the near future.
A total of 28 stakeholders from Mahalapye sub-district attended the workshop. This included stakeholders from council, social and community development and their poverty eradication beneficiaries, consultants, bank representatives, NGOs such as Central Association of the Blind and Disabled, and farmers – both independent farmers and those belonging to farmer associations.
Read a report on the workshop by Chandapiwa Molefe and Mmakwena Moesi in this new information brief.