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Mogopodi Lekorwe

National investigator
Mogopodi is the Afrobarometer national investigator in Botswana


Mogopodi Lekorwe is an Associate Professor in Public Administration at the University of Botswana.  He has published several papers and other publications and lectures at the University of Botswana. Dr Lekorwe has been involved in several professional fora, research projects and educational programmes.  He has been instrumental in launching and catalyzing several professional development programmes, primarily for public administrations within SADC. He has developed and participated in over 30 Executive training programmes for the Centre of Public Administration and Management (CESPAM), a regional centre based at the University for which he was a Director until March 2012.  He holds degrees in Politics and Administration, a Master’s in business administration and a Doctorate in Development Administration and Management.

Prof. Lekorwe is also the National Investigator for the Afrobarometer project which undertakes research in over 35 countries in Africa. The latest research for which results were released between September 2019 and June 2020. Prof. Lekorwe was also the Principal Investigator in research on the Political Economy of Social Protection Policy Uptake in Africa.  This is collaborative research undertaken by different Universities in Tanzania, Ghana, Uganda, Botswana and Nigeria. He is also a senior member of the Democracy Research Project at the University of Botswana.

Prof. Lekorwe is a member of several University Committees including the Senate which is the University’s academic policy-making body, the Faculty Appointment and Promotions Committee (FAPRC) and the Senior Appointments and Promotions Committee (SAPC).

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