Mmabatho Motsamai – Board Member

Mmabatho is a believer in African development through leadership, community engagement and the power of pen. Her work in developmental issues lies in citizen blogging, human rights rapporteuring, facilitating conversations, moderating discussions and leading projects.

Mmabatho is the founding editor of The Afrolutionist, a blog that stimulates dialogue on holistic, inclusive African development through a human rights lens. Adopting SDG 17, the blog further hosts in person discussions on intersectional development, creating agency and participation with youth in Africa.

She is the cofounder of the Botswana Youth Jobs Fair, an annual fair that stimulates real time job readiness training and employment activity through mutli-stakeholder engagement. She was previously a key correspondent for the Positive Vibes KPREACH program, documenting the lives of LGBTI people, sex workers and people living with HIV/AIDS in Southern Africa.

She is also a YALI Alumni, a contributing author to the UNESCO MGIEP 2017 report on ending violent extremism (a Youth Led guide), an Anzisha Media Finalist (2016), an alumni of YALA Academy (2017), a Climate Tracker Africa Fellow (2017) an Ashoka Fellow (2018) and a FRIDA (Young Feminist Fund) Climate Justice Story Collector (2017 , 2018).

She represents key populations.