Baatshwana - Project Management - Gaborone, Botswana

Kagiso Baatshwana

Gaborone, Botswana


Project and Business proposal- have done several business plans both at individual, company, institutional and regional level. Strategic plannning, Business and Entreprenuership training, facilitation and report writing. Marketing Research, Evaluation and monitoring of projects.


Project Management


Did Economics and National Dvelopment and Project Planning at Masters Level, Management Development Programme and now pursuing Project management Professional certification with Project Management Institute.

Work History


Botswana Bureau of Standards

Computer Good Command of office suite (word processor, spread sheet, presentation software and Excel)
Other Good command of facilitation skills and experience having facilitated at seminars and workshops for Vision 2016 Council Strategy Retreat, Botswana Council of Non- Governmental Organizations (BOCONGO) organised Civil Society Information Management Systems workshop, Botswana Premier League Strategic Plan formulation sessions.

• Botswana's Small Business Sector: Employment Creation and Economic Diversification a Case study of the Financial Assistance Policy (FAP). This was in partial fulfillment for the award of MSc (Economics), Bradford University, UK.
• Assessment of Development Implication of NDB lending in the Small Business Sector -. This was in partial fulfillment for the award of BA degree in Social Sciences majoring in Economics, University of Botswana.

Manager, Business Development

Botswana Bureau of Standards

Duties: Identify and develop new business opportunities to grow revenue, presentation to potential customers to use BOBS services, develop business plans for revenue generation strategy, develop and maintain strategic partnerships, networks, monitor, evaluate products and services delivery progress and maintain relationships with customers.
Major Accomplishments
• Developed and facilitated customer services seminars for BOBS's staff to increase customer satisfaction in provision of services - customer service experience.
• Developed and introduced the value proposition form of marketing and selling services.
• Developed and implemented Quality Management Procedures for Business Development Unit.

Development of Letlhakane Planning Area

Facilities, Boteti Sub District Council

• Development of Letlhakane Planning Area- contributed on chapters: Economic Status and Development Institutions & community Facilities, Boteti Sub District Council through Tectura International ( 2008)
• General Business Consultancy- inclusive of Business Plans, secretarial services and mentoring business persons- Pula Secretarial Services and KGB Consultancy.

South Africa, United Kingdom, United States of America, Lesotho, Nigeria, Tunisia, Tanzania, Swaziland, Republic of Ireland, Namibia, Mozambique and Zimbabwe.

Business Development Manager


Duties: Prepare business development proposals; negotiate contracts fees for services offered by BotswanaPost, increase revenue targets of the Philately Unit and printing of Botswana stamps and Ex-Offico member of stamp Advisory Adjudication Committee.
Major Accomplishments
• Increasing Revenue volumes at BotswanaPost by introducing virtual/airtime, payment of Government services such as Ipelegeng programme beneficiaries at post offices.
• Introducing value proposition concept to increase products and services to optimize the postal network infrastructure.
• Developed a successful proposal request for Government to increase postal services tariffs

Botswana Chapter

November 2006 - June 2007

• Preparation for Congress that included sourcing funding, logistics, inviting participant, call for papers for presentation and other related activities, Institute of Waste Management of Southern Africa - Botswana Chapter (Nov 2006 to June 2007)
• Review of Mochudi Planning Area- contributed on chapters; Population, Health, Economic Status and Development Institutions & Community Facilities, Kgatleng District Council through Tectura International (2007-2008).

Premier League Strategic Plan

September 2005 - November 2005

Lead Consultant

Pula Secretarial Services

Duties: Entrepreneurship training, Business Proposals for funding projects, business mentoring, market studies, workshops/seminars facilitation, rapportuering, write reports and company secretarial services
Major Accomplishments
• Completion of consultancies awarded to me on record time.
• Entrepreneurship, mentoring and training-Entrepreneurs that are currently in business to date.

Senior Economist/Policy Analyst

Telecommunications Regulators Association of Southern Africa

Duties: Initiate and develop programmes for economic and regulatory research, collect, process and disseminate information data from TRASA members, identify fund raising opportunities for TRASA, prepare discussion papers for formulation of telecommunications guidelines, management of TRASA web site, Public and stakeholders relations management, compile reports and position papers for Annual General meetings and other TRASA activities, monitor and track progress in adoption of Model Legislation Policy and assess level of harmonization by SADC region.
Major Accomplishments
• Completed and supervised project for TRASA revenue generation initiatives to increase sources of revenue for TRASA in conjunction with Imani Consultants.
• Implemented an interactive website for TRASA for marketing and selling of the SADC telecommunications guidelines.
• Coordinated project to development five (5) telecommunication guideline for the SADC region

Technical and Financial Assistance to Thari Ya Banna Horticulture Project as Project Leader

Sechaba Youth Agricultural Enterprises

April 2001 - June 2001

(April to June 2001).

Evaluation of Junior Achievement Botswana (JAB) Programme

Ministry of Education of the Republic of Botswana

July 2001 - March 2002

Facilitation and report writing at the Civil Society Information Management Systems Seminar - HIV/AIDS information sharing, Botswana Council of Non- Governmental Organisations (BOCONGO) (March 2004)
• Developed Bankable Investment Project Profiles NEPAD-CAADP initiative, Food and Agriculture Organization (March, 2005).
• Facilitation and report writing for workshop to realign activities and profiles for HR & Administration Department, Botswana National Sports Council (BNSC) (October 2005).

Lead Consultant

KGB Consultancy

Duties: Entrepreneurship training, Business Proposals for funding projects, business mentoring, market studies, workshops/seminars facilitation, rapportuering, write reports and company secretarial services
Major Accomplishments
• Developed 3 Bankable Investment Project Profiles under the NEPAD-CAADP initiative. Profile on control of Quelea Birds Infestation (scored high as a well written profile and acknowledged by FAO Secretariat).

Business Enterprise Development and Training

Chobe Enclave Community Trust

August 1999 - October 1999

Medium and Micro Enterprises

October 1999 - July 2000

for Ministry of Commerce and Industry small loans beneficiaries (October 1999 - July 2000).

Training women entrepreneurs on Business Management Training

Emang Basadi, Mahalapye Branch

• Training women entrepreneurs on Business Management Training- Business awareness, business planning, record keeping and Cash flow analysis, Emang Basadi, Mahalapye Branch (1999 to 2000).
• Developed Working conditions, code of conduct, job descriptions, staff appraisal forms and salary structures, Metlhaetsile Women's Information centre (April 2000).

Market Study

September 1998 - October 1998

Programme Manager, Cooperation for Research Development and Education

Enterprise Development Services Department

Duties: Management and planning for the Enterprise Development Services Department, identify fund raising opportunities, prepare project documents for financing projects, monitoring and implementation, networking, business advisory, mentoring services and Consultancy
Major Accomplishments
• Developed a successful funding proposal to finance agriculture projects by the British High Commission
• Developed a successful funding proposal to African Development Foundation for CORDE membership projects.

Projects Officer

Botswana Development Corporation

Duties: Prepare project documents, monitor project implementation, prepare projects progress
reports, marketing of products produced by Agriculture Division BDC farms.
Major Accomplishments
• Evaluated a loan application proposal for a Green House Horticulture Project (Hortulus Pty Ltd) in 1993 the 1st of its kind in Botswana sponsored by BDC.

Qualifications & Certifications

Management Development Programme

Stellenbosch University

Telecommunications Policy

Link Centre University of Witwatersrand


University of Bradford

Development Economics

University of Bradford

Arthur DE Little Management Institute


University of Botswana

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