UB Team Coordinator
Dr. Mandu Gasennelwe-Jeffrey received her PhD in Electronic Engineering (Control Systems) from the University of Pretoria, South Africa. She also holds an MSc in Systems Engineering from the University of Wales, Cardiff, UK; a BA degree in Mathematics from York University, Toronto, Canada; and a BEng degree in Electrical Engineering from Ryerson Polytechnical Institute, Toronto, Canada. Dr. Jeffrey is currently a Senior Lecturer at the University of Botswana. Her teaching is in the areas of process control systems, electronics, process instrumentation and measurement systems. Her research interests are in the areas of engineering education, energy systems, automation and robotics, as well as mathematical modelling of physical systems—with particular focus on biomedical and biochemical processes.
Prior to joining the University of Botswana, Dr. Jeffrey worked as Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) Specialist at Union Electric in Toronto, Canada; as Programmer/Analyst at Shiu and Associates in Brampton, Canada and was trained during her earlier years in power generation by Botswana Power Corporation.
Dr. Jeffrey is the initiator and associate editor of the Botswana Institution of Engineers Journal of Science and Technology and has nurtured and maintained strong links with the engineering industry through professional service, research and facilitating exposure for secondary school students to the engineering and technology industry.
In addition to her duties at the University of Botswana, Dr. Jeffrey is the Founder of the Forum for Women Engineers and Girl Scientists in Africa (Forum WEGSA), the secretariat of which is hosted by the University of Botswana.
Cheddi S.A.M. Kiravu
Mr. Cheddi Kiravu is Chairman of the Clean Energy Research Centre (CERC), formerly the Centre of Study in Renewable and Sustainable Energy (CSRSE), and Senior Lecturer in the Department of Electrical Engineering at the Faculty of Engineering and Technology of the University of Botswana. His research interests are in Electrical Engineering and Complex Networks. As Chairman of CERC, he manages and coordinates the advancement of interdisciplinary research in, the education about, and advocacy of sustainable and renewable energy studies.
Dr. Lapologang Magole is a Senior Research Scholar at the University of Botswana’s Okavango Research Institute in Maun, Botswana. She received her PhD in Development Studies (Environmental Policy Analysis) at the University of East Anglia, UK in 2003.
As a researcher she has worked on issues of environmental management policy and natural resources governance for over ten years. Through her research and application (development work) she has interacted with resource users at grass roots level, donors, policy makers and implementers and has come to appreciate multiple interests and aims with regard to natural resource management and use. Her publications are in the areas of; institutions for management of the commons, rangeland management dynamics, issues affecting development and resource access of the San and other minority communities and Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM). Her geographical scope of work has widened to the whole Southern African Development Community (SADC) through networking and collaborative work.
As an environmental policy development practitioner Dr. Magole has vast experience and training in stakeholder meeting facilitation (mediation, negotiation, conflict resolution and empowerment), project management and strategic planning. She is also an experienced trainer in participatory planning and learning methods for natural resources management, environmental impact assessment (EIA) and strategic environmental analysis (SEA).
Dr. Kelebogile Mfundisi is a Research Scholar at the University of Botswana’s Okavango Research Institute in Maun, Botswana since 2014. She holds a BSc degree in Pure Mathematics, Biological Sciences and Environmental Sciences from the University of Botswana, a MS degree in Environmental Sciences from the University of New Haven (USA), and a PhD in Physical Geography from Bonn University, Germany. Previously, she was a Senior Lecturer at the Polytechnic of Namibia. Her research interests are in water resources management, carbon sequestration and cycling, GIS and remote sensing.
Mr. Edwin Mosimanyana is a Research Scholar at the University of Botswana’s Okavango Research Institute in Maun, Botswana. He holds a BSc degree in Hydrology, Hydrometeorology and Climatology from the University of Botswana and a MSc degree in Water Science & Engineering (specialization: Hydrology and Water Resources) from UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education, Delft (the Netherlands). His research interests are in hydrology, hydrologic modeling, water resources management, GIS, and environmental impact assesment.
Prof. Andrew Obokopok is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Electrical Engineering at the University of Botswana, Gaborone.
Mr. Kelebaone Tsamaase is a Lecturer in the Department of Electrical Engineering at the University of Botswana, Gaborone, since 2014. Previously he worked as Principal Standards Engineer (Electrical) at the Botswana Bureau of Standards. He holds a MSc degree in Power Distribution Engineering from Newcastle University, UK, and is a qualified ISO 9000 QMS Auditor.