Saturday, October 4, 2008

OP to host National Security Strategy Review Seminar

source: Republic of Botswana (4/10/08): TAUTONA TIMES no 30 of 2008
The Weekly Electronic Press Circular of the Office of the President "Democracy, Development, Dignity and Discipline"

C1) 3/10/08: OP to host National Security Strategy Review Seminar

Please find below a Press Release on next week’s National Security Strategy Review Seminar, to be held at the Gaborone Sun Conference Centre (7-9/10/08).

Please further note that members of the Press are invited to provide coverage of the Seminar’s Opening Ceremony, on Tuesday (7/10/08) morning from 0800 hours, and Closing Ceremony, on Thursday (9/10/08) afternoon from 1345 hours. This is, of course, in addition to those media representatives who have been invited to participate in the three day programme.


The Office of the President will host a National Security Strategy Review seminar from Tuesday 7th to Thursday 9th October 2008, at the Gaborone International Conference Centre.

The seminar will be officially opened by the Minister for Defence Justice and Security, the Hon. Dikgakgamatso Seretse, and is expected to draw participants from the public service, private sector, media, civil society and the academia.

Key objectives of the seminar are:

• to promote security sector reform literacy in readiness for cross governmental implementation of a New National Security Strategy; and

• communicate the National Security Strategy Review Concept to a wider audience of critical civil society and non-government stakeholders in a way that fosters common understanding, in line with the Vision 2016 pillars, in particular, that of a Safe and Secure Nation; and

• enhance Botswana’s regional profile as a potential conflict prevention actor.

In hosting the seminar the Office of the President will be working in partnership with the Government of the United Kingdom and in conjunction with the Centre for Security Sector Reform of Cranfield University (UK).

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