Roger Bergström: 1975 to 1978 I worked as a Sida expert affiliated
to Ministry of Agriculture. Half of the time I was doing fieldwork in western
Kalahari. In 1988 I was a consultant in ecology within a project on environmental
planning in northern and southeastern Botswana. I was then part of a Swedeplan
team working within Department of Town and Regional Planning. Several years during
the 1990’s I lead a project in Botswana on animal – plant interactions. I was
also one of the editors of the book Botswana – Sweden 50 years of partnership
1966–2016. Have two adult sons and two grandchildren.
|Nelly Kabomo-Hogård: From Molepolole/Lentsweletau, Botswana. Moved to Eskilstuna Sweden in March 2011, to join husband Karl Hogård. Worked for Botswana Government for 31 years in different departments i.e: Water Affairs, Transport and Office of the District Commissioner as an administrator. Was assigned to assist the DC by settling marital and social disputes. Basically assigned as a committee member of the National Celebration Committees and other National Diplomatic visits to the districts, mostly in Gaborone and Kweneng districts. Has two adults sons and two granddaughters.|
|Inka Löfvenmark: Inka is a physiotherapist who lived in Botswana between 2010-2013. She worked as project coordinator in a partly Sida financed partnership project with establishing rehabilitation for people with spinal cord injury. The Spinalis Botswana SCI-centre has a national uptake area but is located at Princess Marina Hospital and is now run by local professionals. She is continuously performing annual follow-up visits.|
|Julia Majaha-Järtby: From Masunga village, Botswana, lived in Upplands Väsby, Sweden, with husband, Per Järtby, and children during 1977-81. Worked for the Bank of Botswana from 1983-2000 (of which the last five years were at the position of Deputy Governor). Together with husband, lived in Washington DC in 2001, where I worked for the International Monetary Fund (IMF) until 2008 and continued to work as a consultant for the IMF and World Bank until 2014. Now living in Sigtuna, Sweden. Was BOTSFA Chairperson 2011-2017 and co-edited the book, Botswana-Sweden 50 years of partnership 1966-2016. Have two adult children and five grandchildren.|
Tungie Moseki: Education Attaché at the Embassy of Botswana since March
- Responsible to all countries in the Nordic and Russia which are accredited to the Embassy of Botswana in Sweden. Worked for Ministry of Tertiary Education, Research, Science and Technology under the Department of Tertiary Education Financing as an Assistant Director under Monitoring and Evaluation Unit prior to the Attaché appointment. A teacher by profession, my university degree majors were Fine Arts and have spent considerable time as an Athletics and Softball Coach.
|Christina Skarpe: I moved to Botswana in 1975, and remained for about 5 years, working as a “Range Ecologist” for Ministry of Agriculture. I was based at Sebele, but was much on field work in western Kalahari. Afterwards I was often back in Botswana on small projects, including supervision of students. In 1998 to 2003 I was involved in the “BONIC” project, working with the “elephant problem” in Northern Botswana. We did not work with the elephants per se, but with their effects on the rest of the ecosystem, and found, in short, that there was not really an elephant problem.|