University of Botswana Wildlife and Environmental Conservation Society (UBWECS) at Ghanzi Camp
UBWECS was back again at our Ghanzi education camp for a second round up of assisting in the up keeping of the camp in June 2015. UBWECS is a student- oriented environmental club mainly concerned with safeguarding of Botswana wildlife, environmental conservation and environmental awareness. The UBWECS offers voluntary services to different non-governmental organizations, local schools and Botswana communities. They collaborate with these organizations in environmental activities and events such as environmental fairs and environmental commemoration days. Activities lined up for UBWECS while at Ghanzi included assistance in renovations and general maintenance of the camp, class time to share on EE, conservation and livestock management issues. They also staged a drama play focusing on disaster management techniques and the importance of assisting those affected in time of need. Even more exciting and to wrap up their visit, they held a friendly debate amongst themselves by discussing the motion: Should Botswana compensate loss of human life due to problem animals? At CCB, we are very delighted to have hosted them and we would like to extend our gratitude to UBWECS, for the wonderful job they are doing to the nation and do look forward to hosting them again and again!
CCB was invited for participate at the World Environment Day commemoration in Gaborone at the Grand Palm hotel on the 5th of June 2015. The world’s theme was, Seven Billion Dreams. One Planet. Consume with Care, and it rallies behind the well-being of humanity, the environment, and the functioning of the economy, ultimately depend upon the responsible management of the planet’s natural resources. This year, Botswana opted for a symposium that brought together various stakeholders in the environment fraternity, but eyeing the sectors of environment, tourism, mining, agriculture and energy to discuss sustainable uses of natural resources. CCB’s Operations Manager, Mr. Douglas Thamage honored the invitation with a presentation on behalf of CCB, looking at challenges and measures in place at organizational level to address these environmental issues. CCB Jwaneng office attended the same event at Debswana Jwana Park to celebrate with Debswana Jwaneng Mine workers and their stakeholders to celebrate and forward the message with mine workers and other mines’ stakeholders.