Dr. Morena J. Rankopo holds a PhD in Social Work and Social Policy from the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia; MSW from Dalhousie University, Maritime School of Social Work in Halifax, Canada; and BSW from the University of Botswana. He was a pioneer of the BSW programme at UB from 1986 to 1990 after which he joined the Department of Social Work as a Staff Development Fellow. He is currently a Senior Lecturer and Coordinator of Social Work Graduate programmes. His research and publications are in social work in developing countries, indigenous social work education and practice, community development, gender and development, social work and poverty, disaster risk management, and HIV and AIDS. His recent publications include: "Community development in Botswana: Issues, challenges and prospects" (2017), and "The Health Fortunes of Botswana: Issues of sustainability" (2017) in Mupedziswa, R., Jacques, G. & Mwansa, L-K. (Eds), Social Work and Social Development in Botswana: Issues, challenges and prospects. Rheinfelden, Switzerland: IFSW; Social Work in Developing Countries" in Gray, M. Midgley, J. & Webb, S.A. (Eds.), The SAGE Handbook of Social Work..