Building Partnerships for Sustainable Community Development

  • Wapula N. RaditloanengEmail author
  • Morgen Chawawa


This chapter provides examples of Government of Botswana Departments that were invited to inform the people of D'kar on some of the social services and economic empowerment programmes that were available for the people. Apparently many people in D’Kar were not aware of what opportunities were being offered by the Government. So the meetings that were conducted by the Kellogg Foundation project were highly informative, and were appreciated by the residents of D’Kar. In this chapter, we share the details of the government programs and how the community could benefit from them. MDGs as ratified in 2004 have a goal that speaks to the importance of partnerships. Signed up to by all country members of the United Nations, MDGs 8 has provided an added impetus to refocus and re-align partnership issues around development needs around the MDG targets: MDG goal 8: Develop a global Partnership for Development. Local, regional and global partnerships are crucial to build for prudent management of scarce resources to promote lifelong learning, poverty reduction programme strategies for sustainable community development and engagement even without donor support. This chapter concentrates on the work of the Kellogg Foundation Project for D’Kar Development Trust facilitated by BA ISAGO University College under which women in D’kar attended a number of training programs to build their skills in tie and dye cloth production.


Social services Economic empowerment Donor support Tie and dye cloth production 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of Education, Department of Adult EducationUniversity of BotswanaGaboroneBotswana
  2. 2.Botho UniversityGaboroneBotswana

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