Hon Bogolo J Kenewendo is the Minister of Investment, Trade and Industry. She currently serves in Cabinet as a Minister and in Parliament as a Specially Elected Member. Honourable Kenewendo is the youngest member of both the current Cabinet and Parliament and is the youngest female Member of both institutions in the history of Botswana.
Ms Kenewendo is a trained trade and economic diplomacy professional with experience in sub Saharan Africa. She was a partner at Econsult Botswana, leading some consultancy work in Botswana and other Southern African countries, she later joined the Ministry of Trade in Ghana as a Trade Economist.
Her areas of expertise include Trade and Investment Policy, Macroeconomic policy, public debt management and regulatory & institutional frameworks for policy formulation, private sector capacity building & development. She holds an MSc in International Economics from the University of Sussex (UK) through the prestigious Chevening Scholarship. Minister Kenewendo currently serves in the United Nations Secretary General’s High- Level Panel on Digital Cooperation.
Her voice is associated with inclusivity; inclusivity in development and ensuring services reach people in a timely manner as their share of the national cake. She strongly aligns herself with the SDG message of “Leave no one behind.”
She will be a speaker on the panel: African Unity: Breaking Down The Barriers.