Staff Profiles

Prof. Keitseope Nthomang

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Faculty of Social Sciences

Social Work


Location: Block 230 Room 206
Phone: 355 2381
Email Prof. Keitseope Nthomang

2003  PhD, Social Development - University of Queensland, Australia.

1995       Master of Social Work – Social Policy Specialization (MSW): McGill University, Canada.

1992       Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) - University of Botswana

Prof. Nthomang has made significant contribution in the key areas of research and publications since 1996. He has published in Peer Reviewed Refereed Journals (locally, regionally and internationally) in the field of Social Development, Social Policy, Poverty, HIV and AIDS, and Social Safety Nets. He has also written and published professional and technical reports in the above areas. Across the above research areas, Prof. Nthomang has, to date (2019), published: 3 Books; more than 20 articles in Peer Reviewed Refereed Journals; 28 Book Chapters; 12 published conferences proceeding; 6 newsletter publications; 25 technical reports and more than 50 unpublished conference proceedings. In recognition of his academic achievements, Prof. Nthomang was awarded the Emerging Social Science Researcher of the Year award in 2006 by the University of Botswana.

Prof. Nthomang research and professional expertise has been recognized by the government of Botswana. He was in 2015 appointed by the former President Lieutenant General Dr. Seretse Khama Ian Khama to serve in the Presidential Task Team to Develop the Long Term Vision for Botswana (Vision 2036). He was subsequently, in 2017 appointed to serve as Council Member Vision 2036 Council. In 2018 in recognition of his active role in the Civil Society Organization sector, he was appointed by Minister Dorcus Makgato to serve as Council Member – Botswana NGO Council. He also serve as Botswana government representative to UNESCO -MOST projects.

- social development

- social policy

- community development

- sustainable livelihoods

- youth development

- developmental social work

- Social development

- social policy analysis and the search for alternative development solutions

- poverty and welfare

- Indigenous people's well-being and human rights

- youth development

- the role of community based organizations in community development

  1. Nthomang, K. (2018) Botswana’s Ipelegeng Programme Design and Implementation: Reduction or Perpetuation/Entrenchment of Poverty? Asian Journal of Social Sciences Studies. Volume 3, No. 3, 2018. Pp 27-38 Doi. 10.20849/ajsss. v 3i3
  2. Nthomang, K (2016). Inspiring Poor Women to Empower Themselves: Insights and Lessons from Botswana. International Journal of Civic Engagement and Social Change. Volume 3 • Issue 2 • April-June 2016 (15 PAGES) DOI: 10.4018/IJCESC.2016040103
  3. Nthomang, K. & Moepeng, P (2019). Socio-economic wellbeing of the Basarwa people of Botswana: A forgotten generation. In Fleming, C & Manning, M., (Eds.) Routledge Handbook of Indigenous Wellbeing. Routledge – Lomdon/New York. (USA).
  4. Nthomang, K. (2004). Relentless colonialism: The case of the Remote Area Development Programme (RADP) and the Basarwa in Botswana. The Journal of Modern Africa Studies 42 (3) 415-435.

In pursuit of academic excellence