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2016 Kalahari Conservation Society Annual Gala Dinner Dance
14 October 2016, Gaborone International Convention Centre (GICC)
You are invited to enjoy five star food, wine, entertainment, special prizes and more at the KCS Annual Gala Dinner Dance! All funds raised go towards KCS' environmental conservation efforts.
Contact our office on +267 397 4557 for full details.
34th Kalahari Conservation Society Annual General Meeting / Members' Day
Saturday, 18 June 2016
0930 – 1630
World's View Conference Centre, Mokolodi Nature Reserve
KCS Members are invited to the Kalahari Conservation Society (KCS) 33rd Annual General Meeting to be held on Saturday 18th June 2016, 0930hrs at World View's Conference Centre, Mokolodi Nature Reserve.
The AGM is an excellent opportunity for KCS Members to engage in the direction of environmental conservation in Botswana. The AGM will include:
- updates and voting with regard to KCS’ strategic direction, financial performance, and composition of the Board;
- The AGM is free to all KCS Members. KCS is organising a return shuttle bus from the KCS office in Extension 4, departing at 0830 to Mokolodi. You must RSVP by Wednesday, 16 June if you wish to secure a seat on the bus. This year's AGM will be combined with Members' Day where KCS members will mingle after the AGM proceedings and sociallize over conservation matters.
Mokolodi will also provide a shuttle transfer from the entrance of the nature reserve to the conference centre. We ask Members to be at the gate by 0900 for their transfers.
If you are unable to attend, voting by proxy is encouraged. Please contact us for further details.
Research Uptake Officer in Botswana
ASSAR – Adaptation at Scale in Semi-Arid Regions
Are you looking for an exciting opportunity to contribute to improving the wellbeing and adaptive capacities of the most vulnerable populations in semi-arid regions through research? Do you have excellent inter-personal skills and a track record of effectively engaging diverse stakeholder groups and audiences? Do you have experience in influencing changes in development and/or adaptation policy or practice?
Kalahari Conservation Society and Oxfam, on behalf of the Adaptation at Scale in Semi-Arid Regions consortium (ASSAR), are looking for a Research Uptake Officer in Botswana to influence adaptation policy and practice through stakeholder engagement, with a focus in the Bobirwa sub-district and the Limpopo River basin.
You will work with inter-disciplinary teams from the University of Botswana and international partners to ensure that practitioner and impact-focused perspectives are embedded in the ASSAR research and that research processes engage practitioners and policy-makers throughout the project duration. In the role, you will also support the research processes through leading the development of strategic engagement with key stakeholders.
We are looking for a self-motivated team player who has the skills, the proven work experience and the drive to develop opportunities and relationships that will result in a positive change in the wellbeing of vulnerable populations in semi-arid regions.
This position will be based in Gaborone, Botswana, with significant travel within Botswana and possible international travel.
This is a fixed-term contract of 24 months. The anticipated start date is 1st September 2016. A competitive salary package commensurate with the applicant’s qualifications and experience will be offered.
Dead line is 14th August 206
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
January Kalahari Magazine - out now!
The latest environmental news, events and issues can be found in the January 2016 edition of Kalahari Magazine.