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About Botswana

Okavango Basin
USAID’s regional environment program focuses on protecting biodiversity and improving the management of shared river basins, starting with the Okavango River Basin

With its long history of stable democracy, Botswana is a strong ally of the United States. Throughout most of the last half century, Botswana has experienced robust economic growth. It is now considered a middle-income country, although there are concerns about the economy’s dependence on diamond mining.  People in Botswana have better access to education and clean water than others in sub-Saharan Africa, but they struggle with one of the highest rates of HIV infection in the world.  Nearly one-quarter of adults are infected with HIV, placing a heavy burden on social services and the economy. 

USAID Programs focus on the alleviation of HIV/AIDS in the country. We also strengthen indigenous organizations and the Government of Botswana by bringing technical expertise and financial support to support the county’s response to the HIV/AIDS epidemic. Regional programs also address economic growth and environment, increase regional trade, enhance agricultural production, and ensure sound management of trans-boundary natural resources. Programs support three Presidential Initiatives: the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, Feed the Future, and Global Climate Change initiative.

Our activities in Botswana are managed by the USAID Southern Africa regional office.

Last updated: January 27, 2014

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Mission Contact

USAID/Southern Africa
100 Totius Street
P.O. Box 43
Pretoria
Gauteng
Botswana
Postal Code - M 
0027
Phone 
+27 12 452 2000
Fax 
+27 12 460 3177

USAID Contact

Torina Way
1300 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington
, DC 
20013
USA
Phone 
202-712-5963