Gaborone — Botswana will take part on the Dubai Expo 2020, says the director of company affairs at Botswana Funding Commerce Centre (BITC), Ms Kutlo Moagi.
In an interview with BOPA on Tuesday, Ms Moagi famous that Botswana acquired an invite to take part on the World Expo from the federal government of the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
She mentioned the Expo was initially scheduled for final October, however it was postponed to October 1, this yr, because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Ms Moagi mentioned the expo, which was anticipated to run till March 30, 2022, can be held beneath the theme: Connecting Minds, Creating the Future, with 190 nations in addition to 200 organisations and non-governmental organisations anticipated to take part.
She mentioned the theme was testifying to the assumption that innovation and progress have been the outcomes of individuals with new and distinctive thought working collectively.
She mentioned Botswana would use it as a platform to draw International Direct Funding and a possibility to have a good time and dialogue with different nations on problems with creativity, innovation, humanity and world cultures.
Ms Moagi mentioned the expo would even be excellent for benchmarking on the newest know-how to help within the nation’s efforts to rework right into a knowledge-based economic system.
She famous that Botswana’s participation can be anchored on a multi-dimensional method, saying all related stakeholders can be concerned.
“Engagement of various stakeholders has commenced and varied groups are already working in the direction of the execution of this nationwide task,” she mentioned.
She mentioned a few of the preparations would come with profiling Botswana as a gateway into Africa and an funding vacation spot to potential guests, different nations and worldwide enterprise neighborhood, amongst others.
Ms Moagi additional mentioned by means of BITC, the nation would attempt to market and promote the potential of various regionally produced items and providers to the worldwide market, in addition to promote tourism choices and regionally designed artwork and craft works.
She mentioned BITC would additionally create consciousness concerning the nation by means of branding and selling it as a spot to reside and put money into.
<i>Supply : BOPA</i>