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Molefe Phirinyane

 

Ph.D. in Public Policy (University of Birmingham, UK), Master of Public Administration, Bachelor of Arts (University of Botswana).
Position: Research Fellow II
Molefe has extensive research and consultancy experience. He joined BIDPA in 1999 and has conducted a number of studies for various clients ranging from the Botswana Government to international development partners. He has also authored book chapters and was the lead researcher as well as being the lead researcher in a project whose findings were published as a book entitled “The State of Governance in Botswana”. Molefe’s research interests range from public policy, governance, local government and human resource management. Some of the notable projects that Molefe has undertaken and/or participated in include:
Analysis of Performance Management in the Local Authorities of Botswana (AusAID funded); Review of the Rural Development Policy; Strengthening of HATAB’s organisational and Operational Structures (EU funded); Politics and Good Governance: Realities and Experiences; Budget Transparency and Participation II: The Botswana Case Study; The State of Governance in Botswana (UNECA funded); International Republican Institute’s Rising Stars Project; Review of the Botswana International University of Science and Technology; as well as having conducted and presented in numerous workshops and seminars for public officers in Botswana.

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Marumo Omotoye

Mr. Marumo Omotoye joined the Botswana Institute for Development Policy Analysis in May 2015 as an Associate Researcher in the Public Sector Reforms Unit. Prior to joining BIDPA, Marumo served as an Assistant Lecturer and Research Assistant at the University of Pretoria from 2009 to 2012 and as a Consulting Assistant for Leadership Education And Development (Pty) Ltd, a Gaborone-based consulting firm from January 2013 to May 2015.

Education and Research Interests

Mr. Omotoye obtained his Bachelors, Honours and Masters (cum laude) Degrees in Public Administration from the University of Pretoria. His research interests are in the areas of Public Policy, Governance, and Service Delivery. Marumo is PRINCE2 Certified and has project management experience having been involved in a number of strategic projects such as;

Consultancies

  •  “Consolidation and Repositioning of the South African Public Service” – Collaborative project between the South African Department of Public Service and Administration and the United Nations Development Programme (2012 - 2013)
  • Development of a Communications Strategy for the Botswana Examinations Council (2013 - 2014)
  • Development of the Botswana Fibre Networks (BOFINET) Strategy and Performance Management System (2013 - 2014)
  • Development of a High Performance Culture Strategy for the Botswana Telecommunications Corporation Limited (2014 – 2015)
  • Consultancy on the “Botswana Communications Regulatory Authority Customer Satisfaction Survey” (2015)
  •   Development of the National Waste Management Policy for the Department of Waste Management and Pollution Control (2015 – 2016)

Publications

  • Omotoye, A.M.T. and Malan, L.P. 2011. Conceptualizing Labour Turnover and Retention Management in the Senior Management Service. African Journal of Public Affairs.
  • Omotoye, A.M.T. 2015. An Overview of the Role of Non-State Actors in Preventing and Combating Corruption: Challenges and Options (In progress).

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Keneilwe Pearl Marata

Ms Keneilwe Pearl Marata currently holds the position of Associate Researcher at BIDPA.She has graduated with Mphil Public Policy and Administration (Democratic Governance) from the University of Capetown. Her thesis is titled Traditional Leadership, Democratc Authority and Public Opinion in Botswana”. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Studies and Public Administration from the University of Botswana. Ms Marata joined Bidpa in November 2006. Prior to coming to Bidpa, she worked as a Teaching Assistant/Tutor at the University of Botswana in the Department of Political and Administration Studies.

Ms Marata’s research interests include: Democratic Governance, Traditional Authorities in Modern Africa, Public Sector Reforms and Public Policy Analysis.
Publications:

Kaboyakgosi, G. and Mpule, K. P. (2008). Beyond Public Administration? HIV/AIDS policy Networks and the Transformation of public Policy in Botswana. Public Administration and Development, 28, Issue 4, 301–310

 
Participated in the following Key Projects:
  • Elections and the Management of Diversity in Africa (UNECA)
  • Construction Industry (Ministry of Infrastructure, Science and Technology)
  • Botswana Democracy Index (IDASA)
  • Open Budget Index 2006, 2007/08, 2011
  • Governance Profile for Botswana - (Commissioned by the European Union (EU))
  • Measuring and Monitoring Progress Towards Good Governance – The African Governance Report II (Botswana Country Report)- (Commissioned by UNECA)
  • Country Governance Profile Assessment for Botswana - ( African Development Bank).
  • Efficiency and Effectiveness of Capacity building in Botswana, South Africa and Namibia (SEAPREN).
  • Youth Empowerment Challenges in Southern Africa – Policy Responses and Responses targeting young women and men at the National Level.

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