HRDC Hosts a Stakeholder Appreciation Dinner in Francistown

It is imperative to keep stakeholders engaged. The Human Resource Development Council strives to keep its myriad stakeholders across the country engaged using different platforms. In this vein, HRDC saw it fit to engage the Northern Botswana Stakeholders.

The stakeholders engaged were; the City of Francistown Leadership, Decision Makers, Work – Places, Education & Training Providers, the Business Community and the Media. HRDC strategically engaged these stakeholders over a well - attended Stakeholder Appreciation Dinner. The Dinner was held on the 22nd February 2017 at Cresta Marang Gardens in Francistown.

The aim of this engagement was to create maximum awareness about HRDC mandate and get to appreciate stakeholders who are the beneficiaries of HRDC services, educate them on Botswana’s human capital developments.

Welcoming the guests, HRDC Board Chairperson, Mr Batho Christopher Molomo  elated, “It is with great pleasure and honour to welcome you to the HRDC Stakeholder Appreciation Dinner. We are simply here tonight, to create awareness about HRDC mandate. I am delighted to see a good blend of our critical stakeholders from the demand-side (Work-Places and the Industry) and the supply-side (Tertiary Education Providers) within the City of Francistown and surrounding places. We will be dialoguing tonight looking for linkages between these two types of stakeholders and reach a common ground for propelling Botswana’s human capital development.”

In his remarks Dr Raphael Dingalo, Chief Executive Officer of HRDC highlighted that, “As HRDC we are pleased to be in the second city, the City of Francistown (All Things Precious) sharing with you our intentions as an organisation. We wish to re - affirm our commitment to ensuring that we deliver our mandate and objectives and this requires HRDC to continuously engage with you.’’ Dr Dingalo further highlighted “I wish to state that I am excited as next week (February 27th to 2nd March 2017) HRDC will be bringing the Annual Botswana Human Resource Development and Skills Fair (BHRDS) and the Career Guidance Clinics to the City of Francistown which is expected to service learners in the Northern part of our country. The Fair and Career Clinics come at an opportune time when this country seeks to address the issues of youth unemployment as well as the skills mismatch in the labour market.”

Giving a vote of thanks, Dr Ellah Matshediso, Director Human Resource Development Planning - Supply thanked all the Stakeholders especially, Her Worship, the Mayor of Francistown Mrs Sylivia Muzila and other leaders who graced the event and went an extra mile by asking thought provoking questions during deliberations. In further thanking them she said, “These informative questions and contributions will indeed assist in sharpening HRDC’s endeavours in insuring that Botswana becomes a knowledge based economy as envisaged in the National Human Resource Development Plan.”


News Date: 
Monday, February 27, 2017