Nancy is an environment and natural resources legal consultant who has worked both at national, regional and international levels in the area of water resources, environment; human and sustainable development; intellectual property rights; good governance; indigenous knowledge systems; energy; natural resources development and biological resources. Her experience and competencies include project/programme design, implementation and management as well as institutional building in the context of sustainable development. She also has experience in legal analysis, legal opinions, drafting legal agreements, and drafting model legislation.
Nancy has worked for the public service, UNDP, USAID funded projects, and, with United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (Addis Ababa, Ethiopia) as a Regional Advisor on Natural Resources Development (mining, climate change, energy and water). During her tenure at UNECA she was involved inter alia, in the work of the International Study Group on Mineral Development under the aegis of UNECA during the development and production of the report on Minerals and Africa’s Development: The International Study Group Report on Africa’s Mineral Regimes. Nancy ‘s involvement was specific to the four different chapters dealing with inter alia:
Managing the impacts of mining in Africa and associated environmental governance, human rights, mining and employment, resource productivity and policy implication
Corporate social responsibility initiatives and related frameworks including government regulation
Optimizing mineral based linkages
Mineral management and the power of institutions
Nancy, has also undertaken a study under the Open Society for Southern Africa on environmental and social accountability of the mining sector in Botswana with focus on natural resources, biological resources, water protection, pollution, rehabilitation, safety in the work place, involvement of communities and accountability. This was conducted in the context of the Rio Conventions and other Multilateral Environmental Agreements.
Nancy holds a Master of Environmental Law degree from the University of Sydney in Australia and a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) from the University of Botswana.
A 40-year veteran of the oil and gas industry Tim Hoops received a Bachelor of Science Degree from the Colorado School of Mines and a Masters of Global Energy Management from the University of Colorado. Prior to being CEO of Strata-X, Tim was a long-standing director of Perth, Australia based Victoria Petroleum and CEO of NASDAQ listed Kestrel Energy. Previously worked at Amoco, Santa-Fe Energy and Royal Resources Corporation spanned numerous basins across the United States.
Mooketsi Puso is a professional Engineer registered and in good standing with the Botswana Engineering Registration Board (ERB). He is a product of the Debswana Scholarship programme who graduated with a Bachelor of Sciences (BSc Eng) in Electrical Engineering from the University of Cape Town (UCT) in 1999. Mooketsi rose through the ranks at Debswana and has served as Maintenance Engineer, Project Manager and Plant Manager at Jwaneng Mine. In 2010, Mooketsi explored the environment outside Debswana when he joined PPC Cement in Gaborone as Plant Manager, a role he fulfilled for two years before returning to Debswana. He has since served as Operational Readiness Manager and subsequently earned an elevation to Lead Engineer within Debswana Projects, the position he currently holds. Mooketsi has over the years undergone professional development amongst which he completed a programme for Management Development with UCT Graduate School of Business back in 2007 and Project Management Professional (PMP) certification with Project Management Institute (PMI) in January 2016. He is currently registered with MANCOSA for a Dissertation in partial fulfilment towards his MBA by year end.
Prisca Tembo born in Serowe and grew up in Palapye where she attained her early years of Education. Married to a wonderful husband, and has been blessed with 3 children. She is the Director and Founder of Namemco Energy. The first female to venture into the Quarrying Industry in Botswana and she currently owns two Quarries one in Palapye and Palla Road. She is the current Chairperson for the Women in Mining Association. Prisca Tembo is a Registered Nurse and a Family Nurse Practitioner, she has diploma in Midwifery. She attained her Diploma in Occupational Health in the UK (School of Hygiene), and further went to do her Degree in the United State of America (University of Arizona), she holds Master degree in Public Health (Health Sciences University SA), she worked for over 20 years in the Ministry of Health and 11 years for United State Center for Disease Control and Prevention (BOTUSA Project). Prisca started her first business (HealthPartners) to fulfil her passion in Occupational Health and Safety in the workplace. She was one of the First Nurses to be registered by the Ministry of Health to do a Mobile Health Clinic. Her passion in health is to bring Health and Wellness to the Workforce. Prisca has travelled extensively attending conferences and Short Courses different parts of the world. She is also passionate in working with the Senior Citizens in Palapye and putting a smile on their faces.
Mr David C. Parry is a Director of Ecosurv Environmental Consultants (Pty) Ltd. Botswana – a company of environmental professionals. He holds an MSc in Tropical Resource Ecology, Honours in Terrestrial Ecology, BSc, Diploma in Nature Conservation and Management and more than 30 years of experience in environmental management. His focus is strategic and environmental assessment, natural resource management, community use of resources, biodiversity, remote sensing, environmental planning and policy. David is certified to practice as an EIA Principle Environmental Assessment Practitioner in Botswana (BEAPA Certificate 2013/0033).
Environmental Impact Assessment: David has 20 years’ experience in EIA both in providing specialist inputs (ecological, land use, remote sensing and GIS) and as a team leader. The EIAs cover national projects (such as BotAsh, Ngamiland fences EIA and roads EIAs), international EIAs and World Bank framework EIAs.
Team Leader and Project Management: David’s management of large projects and multi sector teams covers a large number of local and international projects. Locally he has been the team leader and on the Zambezi Commercial Agricultural and pipeline ESIA (a three year ESIA involving 18 different specialists), Botswana’s largest power expansion project, together with water supply and mining projects (Debswana expansion, Morupule Colliery expansion and Uranium Mining). Internationally he has been the team leader on a number of large hydropower projects and on the MCA-T funded Malagarasi Hydropower project in Western Tanzania.
Regional environmental studies and cross border resources is of special interest to David and he has participated in the environmental sector of the Zambezi River Basin Plan, Wildlife and land use of the Okavango – Upper Zambezi SDI, OKACOM environmental studies and cross border resources in the area.
David has nearly a decade’s experience in strategic assessment; these include the Okavango Delta Ramsar Site, Chobe Forest Reserves and the Special Economic Zones. He has also participated in international SEA for the power sector (Mozambique) and hydropower (Tanzania).
David also has in-depth knowledge and expertise of policy and planning, was team leader for National Wetlands Policy and Strategy, partner in the integration of environment into national planning through the Environmental Planning Project (EPP) and the project manager on the National Biodiversity Strategy.
In 2005 Dave joined Babcock as General Manager Northern Region and was promoted to Sales Director in 2010. In November 2016, Dave was promoted to Managing Director of Babcock’s equipment business.
Dave’s career in the mining and construction sector spans 40 years, giving him an in-depth knowledge of the opportunities and challenges faced in the industry in Africa.
Wayne is passionate about creating and capturing value where business meets society.
He is the President and Founder of the CSR Training Institute and a former Professor of Practice in CSR at McGill University. He is a Stanford University Sloan Fellow with an M.Sc. in Management from the Stanford Business School. He is also the Founder and Managing Director of Baraka Shea Butter, a for-profit, social purpose venture that sources shea butter in northern Ghana for distribution throughout North America and globally.
Mr. Dunn is a Founding Member of the Global Advisory Board for both the SDG Foundation and the EU Africa Chamber of Commerce. He also chaired the inaugural EU Africa CSR Awards and Ta’atheer 2016, the MENA CSR and Social Impact Summit. He serves on numerous other advisory boards and CSR awards juries throughout Africa, in the Gulf Region and around the world.
He has two decades of African experience, as an entrepreneur, consultant, project leader, and trainer, having led businesses and projects throughout the continent. As an entrepreneur, he has founded and led start-ups, raised capital in London and New York and had a venture featured on the front page of the Wall Street Journal.
Dunn has decades of global social responsibility and sustainability project leadership and extensive teaching experience having developed and taught CSR, sustainability and shared value programs which are recognized by executives and leaders worldwide.
Mr. Dunn has designed and implemented successful projects worldwide, covering a range of industry sectors and including governments, international organizations and civil society. His work has won many prestigious international awards, including the first-ever private sector project to win a World Bank Development Innovation Award. His work is used as a global best practice and were featured in a Stanford Business School Case Study.
Wayne is recognized as a global thought-leader and is a frequent lecturer and speaker on business, social responsibility, economics, development, and strategy at events worldwide.
He has authored pragmatic works on CSR and Sustainability, pragmatic SDG engagement and has dozens of Sustainability Vignettes available on the Strategic CSR/SDG Video Channel, and the Insights into Business 2030 Video Channel.
Wayne lives on Vancouver Island in Canada with frequent extended periods in Ghana and other locations in Africa and around the world.
Kushatha Moswela the Managing Director of Old Mutual Short Term Insurance Botswana. A position she has been since July 2016. Previously she was the COO of Old Mutual Botswana, a period when she started Old Mutual Botswana Life business in Botswana.
She has firm leadership and managerial experience. Over a period of 3 years she had the responsibility of overseeing the planning and execution of Old Mutual Life Assurance South Africa’s strategy including the performance review of its business plan.
In 2010, she was seconded to Old Mutual Plc to join the Solvency II ORSA team as a Subject Matter Expert with responsibility to define and develop the Group ORSA Framework. Her key stakeholders then included the Board Risk Committee, the FSA (UK Regulator) and country Risk Executives.
Kushatha is the current Chairperson of Botswana Short Term Insurance Underwriters Association (BISTUA). The association mandate is to develop and progress the Short Term Insurance profession and practice in Botswana through collaborative efforts mainly with NBFIRA (Regulator), government Ministries and other associated professional bodies.
Kushatha has over 14 years working experience in the in the fields of actuarial, capital and risk management. She has held various roles from Managing Director, COO, Executive Assistance to Old Mutual South Africa CEO and Senior Actuarial Specialist. Prior to joining Old Mutual, she was with KPMG South Africa and Botswana in their Actuarial and Risk Advisory Services.
She holds an MSc Actuarial Science degree and a BSc (Hons) Actuarial Science degree both from the University of Kent at Canterbury in the UK. She is also a CFA level 2 candidate.
Sharon joined GCS as an Environmental Marketing Manager and has over 17 years’ experience as a Principal Environmental Assessment Practitioner within the consulting environment. The work experience that she has ranges from small urban development projects to large projects with multi-national team input. She has worked on various projects and her focus has been on coal and diamond mining, industrial waste management and power generation projects. Sharon has focused on innovation in industrial waste management in the mining and electricity generation sectors. She has worked in power generation on coal fired power stations, combined cycle gas plants, wind and hydroelectric scheme projects.
Sharon has skills and experiences in the following areas:
• Project management
• Strategic environmental assessment
• Resource management and allocation
• Technical review
• Business development
• Impact assessment
• Client engagement
• Management and integration
• Sustainability reporting and auditing
• Presentation and facilitation
• Environmental management and mitigation
Sharon has managed multi-disciplinary teams on projects of national and strategic importance, to comply with international funding requirements. She works closely with the client and authorities to identify practical and sustainable solutions to address business challenges.
Nico Scholtz is a Geologist with more than 15 years experience delineating and managing mineral exploration projects in Africa, South America and Asia. He serves as a Competent – and Qualified Person for base and precious metals, rare and industrial minerals as well as nuclear fuels, precious stones and fossil fuels in varied geological settings.