Full Name
H.E. Dr. H.E. Mokgweetsi E.K. Masisi
Job Title
Republic of Botswana
Speaker Bio
His Excellency Dr. Mokgweetsi Eric Keabetswe Masisi was sworn in as the 5th President of the Republic of Botswana on 1st April 2018 having served as Botswana’s 8th Vice President since 12th November 2014. Following his successful run at the October 2019 General Elections, His Excellency the President Dr. M.E.K Masisi began a 5-year term as President on the 1st of November the same year. At the upcoming elections in October 2024, he is eligible for renewal of the constitutionally mandated final leg of his term of office. President Masisi has prioritized digitisation as a key driver for Botswana’s economic transformation from a resource-based to a knowledge-based economy. During his Presidency, he has identified the use of connectivity to achieve inclusivity of the underserved communities mostly in remote areas to enable everyone to access programmes and services. Key achievements during his first tenure included integration of ICT in teaching and learning which allows youth to be research oriented, innovative and problem solvers which serves as the gateway for innovative minds into the world of entrepreneurship.
H.E. Mokgweetsi E.K. Masisi