Biodiversity Conservation and Sustainable Livelihood Options for Motokwe Out of School Youth
Biodiversity Conservation and Sustainable Livelihood Options for Motokwe Out of School Youth
Motokwe Cultural Group is an out of school youth group, Would like to develop a cultural village in Motokwe. The group aims to develop a cultural village in order so showcase their way of life kv means of cultural dances, bush walks and providing accommodation to visitors on ‘bushmen’ thatched huts. For this to rake place the group requires a workshop to develop a workplan with budgets and responsibilities and to understand what is required to develop this kind of tourism activity At the local level, community capacity for natural resources management will be built up and training will be provided in sustainable practices for Board members,. The Motokwe Cultural Group has registered with the Registrar of Societies and has a constitution. It is in the process of opening a bank account. The output of the workshop will be an elaborate, detailed and agreed concept paper, workplan with budget and a funding proposal that will form the basis of developing a cultural village.
 
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Project Snapshot

Grantee:
Motokwe Cultural Group
Country:
Botswana
Area Of Work:
Biodiversity
Operational Phase:
Phase 4
Grant Amount:
US$ 2,000.00
Co-Financing Cash:
US$ 1,000.00
Co-Financing in-Kind:
US$ 4,000.00
Project Number:
BOT/SGP/OP4/CORE/09/06
Start Date:
9/2009
End Date:
3/2010
Status:
Satisfactorily Completed
Project Characteristics and Results
Project sustainability
- We are planning to engage women in the area to make crafts and sell to the cultural village and in return it will sustain them - Youth will be encouraged to have backyard gardens in the cultural village and sell to the community - Traditional group troupe will be engaged to entertain guests/tourists and will be paid in return and that will uplift their livelihood, in that way they can use their dancing skills to make money. - We are planning to equip those who will be hired in the cultural village with courses that will benefit them. - The group is hoping to introduce a lot of ecotourism products slowly when they have funds (introduction of camel riding, donkey riding and to conserve and rehabilitate the natural resources. The project is planning to employ professionals who are well trained and who have experience in their jobs, and who will assist in sustaining the project.
Planning gef grant
At the current moment not yet but long term future possibility exists to expand the operation.
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Grantee Contact

Ms Jacqueline Nkgwedi Semmee
Phone: +267 3933429
Email: jsemmee@yahoo.co.uk
 

Address

P O Box 502150
Gaborone , SADC ,

SGP Country office contact

Ms. Abigail Engleton
Phone:
+267 363-3767
Email:

Address

UN Building, Government Enclave Corner Khama Crescent & President Drive P O Box 54
Gaborone, SADC