Foundations in Public Participation - Planning & Techniques (Gaborone, Botswana)
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Foundations in Public Participation - Planning & Techniques (Gaborone, Botswana)

Building Capacity for Effective Public Participation to Promote Sustainable Decision Making

12/10/2018 to 12/14/2018
When: 10/05/2015-10/07/2015
Where: Gaborone, Botswana
South Africa
Contact: R Mooketsi

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Foundations in Public Participation

IAP2's Foundations in Public Participation programme was designed with the input of successful practitioners from around the world. The programme is divided into two courses, each focusing on one of the two major phases of public participation, Planning and Techniques.

Regardless of the industry in which you work, Foundations in Public Participation will broaden your toolkit, bring greater creativity to your approach, and give you a broad-based understanding of how public participation works across the world.

The programme is right for anyone working for or involved in public participation and community engagement projects in:

  • Government—agencies at all levels
  • Corporations in a wide variety of industries, for example, utilities, mining, environmental, and
  • Not for Profit Organisations such as community organizations and universities

Planning for Effective Public Participation (3-Days): DECEMBER 10-12, 2018
Techniques for Effective Public Participation (2-Days): DECEMBER 13-14, 2018

Early Bird Registration Deadline: October 31, 2018

Facilitator: Elmah Nthebolan

  • Accredited Trainer, Public Participation and Integrated Environmental Management with the Botswana Qualifications Authority (BQA)
  • Licensed Trainer for the International Association for Public Participation (IAP2) MSc (Environmental Science), and
  • PG. Diploma in International Environmental Law

Public Participation Experience
Elmah is an Executive Director ( Environment and Planning Studies Service Area) at Geoflux (Pty) Ltd. with 20+ years experience, 18 of which were spent gaining insight into planning and execution of public participation as part of broader Integrated Environmental Management (IEM) for projects covering various fields such as water development, tourism development, commercial, mining, land use and waste management for both government and private sectors.

She is a certified Principal Environmental Assessment Practitioner with the Botswana Environmental Assessment Practitioners’ Association and a Licensed Trainer for the International Association for Public Participation (IAP2). Elmah is a member of the IAP2 Southern Africa Affiliate.

Venue: Phakalane Golf Estate Hotel Resort, Gaborone, Botswana


  • Early bird registrations (until 30th October 2018) registration gets you 2% discount
  • Two or more people from the same organization gets you 3% discount

Fees exclude VAT but Inclusive of meals and course manuals

More Information & Registration

 Registrations can be emailed to, or faxed to (+267) 3900242; otherwise call (+267) 3975105 for more detail.

IAP2 has 501(3)(c) charity status in USA and is able to receive donations from within the USA.

International Association of Public Participation
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