#5874

In Botswana, there is a well know process of engaging communities. The study team has therefore built the community engagement strategies around this. There is a Kgotla system, which is overseen by the village chief. This is usually the entry point; liaising with the Chief to inform him/her about your purpose. The Chielf will then call his people to a Kgotla meeting. The Chief usually works with the structure called the Village Development Committee, the committe which is responsible for developement and community issues. This large meeting is then followed by specific smaller, focussed meetings with specific groups depending on the issues at hand.