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Kedibonye Sekakela

Research   Department

  Associate Researcher

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Ms Kedibonye Sekakela is currently an Associate Researcher at BIDPA in the International Trade and Finance Unit. Prior to joining BIDPA, she worked as a Business Analyst at Accenture Botswana. She graduated with Masters Degree in International Economics & Trade (in 2011) from Shanghai University and Bachelor’s Degree in Finance (in 2007) from University of Botswana. Ms Sekakela has keen interests in the fields of International Trade and Commodities, Trade Development, Finance and Development, Chinese economy.


Since joining BIDPA, she has been a team member for several consultancy projects, including the following:

  • Customer satisfaction survey. Client: Botswana Communications Regulatory Authority (BOCRA). 2015-2016.
  • Coordination of the 12th Bi-annual National Business Conference (NBC. Client: Botswana Confederation of Commerce, Industry Manpower (BOCCIM). 2015-2016
  • A study into the ‘Consequences of and Responses to the Depletion of Botswana’s Diamonds. Client: Botswana Confederation of Commerce, Industry Manpower (BOCCIM). 2014-2015
  • Financial and economic analysis on the Causes and Decline of the Botswana Meat Commission and beef Industry. Client: Republic of Botswana’s Parliament Special Select Committee of Inquiry into the Botswana Meat Commission and the Decline of the Beef Industry. 2013
  • Drafting ‘Terms of Reference (ToR) on Engaging Emerging Economies in Southern Africa. Client: Southern Africa Development Community (SADC).2012

Overview of publications: Journals, Book chapters & Monographs

  • Sekakela, K.  (2016) "The impact of trading with China on Botswana's economy", Journal of Chinese Economic and Foreign Trade Studies, Vol. 9 Iss: 1, pp 2-23.
  • Grynberg, R. & Sekakela, K. (2015) “Case studies in base metal processing and beneficiation: Lessons from East Asia and the SADC Region”, South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA) Research report No.21
  • Sekakela, K. (2015) “International experiences on Export diversification: Lessons for Botswana”, In Grynberg, R., Sengwaketse, M., & Motswapong, M. (ed), “Botswana Post Diamond Study Report: A Study into the Consequences of and Responses to the Depletion of Botswana’s Diamonds”, Mmegi Publishing House

Working Papers and Policy Briefs

  • Maiketso, J. & Sekakela, K. (2016), “Review of cost of Banking in Botswana”, BIDPA special Briefing
  • Sekakela, K. (2014), “The impact of trading with China on Botswana’s Economy”, BIDPA Working Paper No 40.
  • Grynberg, R. & Sekakela, K. (2012), “Water Pricing and Policy in Botswana”, BIDPA working paper No 35.


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