Somolekae Eyes UNESCO Board

Gloria Somolekae
Gloria Somolekae

Dr Gloria Somolekae is Botswana’s candidate for the position of the UNESCO Executive board, for 2015-19.

Somolekae  was the programme director for the Kellogg Foundation, overseeing projects funding in four countries. At Kellogg Foundation Somolekae was also the Policy Advisor for Southern Africa,  for 13 years, reviewing Rural Development Programmes and helping align the Kellogg programme with country programmes.

The former academic also served in the board of the African Development Bank, (ADB) June 2011-October 2012, as well as serving in the board  of  African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF) 2003-2005. She also served in the board of  the  Southern African Research and Documentation Centre (SARDC) and  Election Institute of Southern Africa (EISA) 2000-2009 and was alternate Director – Botswana Diamond Valuing Company (1998-2007).

Editor's Comment
A step in the right direction

That is indeed a welcome development, especially looking at the fact that the manual way of doing things is slowly disappearing and competency in the use of computers and other digital gadgets has become a must.The simple way of looking at it is just an example that almost all companies have gone completely digital and school leavers will be better placed after leaving school, because they will already be familiar with the use of computers.The...

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