CSEdBotswana Summit 2023

Broadening Participation in Computer Science Education

Event Description

How do we educate our children for a digital future that few of us can imagine?  

How do we prepare them to be creators and leaders in this future economy and not just consumers? 

How do we ensure that these opportunities are made available to all Botswana students?

The CSEdBotswana summit 2023 is a 2-day event that will be creating an opportunity to gather and motivate policy makers, government officials, industry leaders, universities, researchers, advocates, teachers and students who want to be making a change toward providing computer science education for all, for a developing country  in the context of Botswana. 

The summit will be held from the 30th to the 31st March 2023  at the University of Botswana Conference Center in Botswana, Gaborone. 

We expect 100-150 participants locally and internationally to attend the summit.

The summit supports the Botswana government's mission of using digital transformation as an engine for a knowledge-based economy, innovation, and development. The sessions will include talking about the need for computer science education, lessons learnt from around the world, teacher development and curriculum standards and creating an opportunity for sharing resources and creating partnerships.


The CSEdBotswana summit will be in-person in Botswana, Gaborone. 

Registration will be ($450) P5500 for international participants , ($200) P2600 for local participants, ($50) P600 for students 

The registration fees cover two tea breaks (morning and afternoon), lunch and summit materials.


The Keynote speaker is Professor Quintin Cutts (MBE) (Scotland). Other International speakers and panelists will include among others , Professor Felienne Hermans (Netherlands), Dr. Sue Sentance (UK), Dr. Alan Peterfreund (USA), Dr. Joshua Childs (USA), Dr. Carol Fletcher (USA), Dr. Allyson Kennedy (USA), Ms Crystal Franklin (USA) and Dr. Chinma Uche (USA). The local speakers and panelists will include Professor Lily Mafela (UB), Dr Ethel Tshukudu (UB), the Ministry of Education leaders, Universities, Botswana industry leaders and more.

Performance by Zeus (Goabaone Bantsi) 

If your organization is interested in being a sponsor (e.g. funding or entertainment from local artists), please contact Dr. Ethel Tshukudu at tshukudue@ub.ac.bw  / 3552349 or Dr. Shanah Suping at suping@ub.ac.bw 

For more information visit our website at https://www.csedbotswana.org/ 

Registration Information

Please register here: https://forms.office.com/r/ARYNJ5vrG7 

Payments can be made in two ways:

  • Option 1:
    Bank Name: Standard Chartered Bank Botswana
    Account Number : 01-001-101096-00 
    Account Type : CURRENT 
    Currency : BWP 
    Branch : MALL Branch 
    Code : 662167 
    Ensure you write reference as CSEdBotswana and your name
  • Option 2:
    Or pay online via: https://www.ub.bw/ubpayments

    Payment online: Under “item”, select CSEdBotswana,  put your Full name as Reference, put amount in BWP, and follow the instructions

Discounted accommodation can be booked at Avani Gaborone Resort and Casino. Contact Kedi at kbarongwang@avanihotels.com .


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