MAUN SCIENCE PARK: A state-of-the-art project for resilient and sustainable living in Botswana

President Masisi expresses his warmest support to the Maun Science Park, a state-of-the-art project for resilient and sustainable living in Botswana

“Botswana is moving from a resource-led to a knowledge based economy. Therefore my government is currently implementing transformative reforms to make our services and products more future ready and thus more competitive in the global market”, Dr Mokgweetsi E.K. Masisi, President of the Republic Of Botswana explains why the Maun Science Park project is a unique opportunity for Botswana and the world to create a fertile test-bed of a knowledge-based economy.

The aim of the project is to build a Smart Living Lab, which will act as a model for the development and adoption of smart sustainable solutions for Botswana and elsewhere. 25 pilot Smart Homes located in the Maun Science and Research Park.  Thus, a community made of self-sustainable homes that use 4 IR technologies, as well as research and education institutions and a business incubator. Dr Mokgweetsi E.K. Masisi emphasizes that “Sustainable and affordable living will be the core of this project. Combining global knowledge and 4 IR technologies with local tribal wisdom and cultures”.

Botswana has perfect conditions for such a project: good governance, low corruption and an excellent business environment. Plus, it is one of the leading countries investing in education in Africa and has one of the highest literacy rates in the continent. “Therefore the Maun Science Park project is an excellent opportunity to build capacity, upscale our local population to knowledge workers and educate our young talent for the future and attract talent from all over the world” underlines the President of Botswana, while he states that “the outcome of the Maun Science Park project will become a blueprint for Africa and the world”.

You can view the video of Dr Mokgweetsi E.K. Masisi’s interview on our homepage!

And don’t forget that YOU can also become a partner to this project and contribute by your side!