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.
|Ingvar Sundberg: I am connected to Botswana through my wife Nicky. I met her 2010, and my first trip to Botswana was in 2011. I got the opportunity to visit SOS Home for orphans in Francistown. It was wonderful to see how help from government and from abroad can help and make a big difference! Botswana is a very beautiful country, with nice safaris and food and people are very friendly. Francistown is now like my second home. I was born in Gotland but we now live and work in Stockholm. I work as a Production Manager at SAS, Scandinavian Airlines at Arlanda.|
|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.|
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.
Jackson Main: I’m a teacher and a radio producer and it was through my work
that I came to Botswana where I met my husband Mike Main. Between 1990 and 1994
I visited Botswana to run workshops and do interviews for airing in Sweden. From
1996 to 1998 I worked with the program »English Time« for Primary
schools in Botswana, and after moving to Botswana in 1999 I have been freelancing
and continued working for Botswana, and between 2000 and 2004 also for Sweden.
Today I am enjoying traveling with my husband, mostly in Botswana and other parts
of Africa, and spending some time in Sweden with daughters and 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.|
|Christina Malmius: Went to Botswana in 1981 with parents Eva and Karl-Göran (K-G) Engström, formerly ambassador. During herstay, went to Maru a Pula Secondary School and the Swedish School in Gaborone. An employee of Ericsson where she is currently internal auditor. Also spent some years in Japan where she studied and worked and have recently worked for a few years in Kenya. Was part of the BOTSFA group that travelled to Botswana to celebrate the 50th independence anniversary.|
Ögren Wanger: I am a photojournalist and filmmaker who first visited
Botswana in August 1990 to explore a bit of the country, at which time I stayed
with my father in Gaborone West. I later went back in 2006 as freelance journalist
with assignments from business magazine Dagens Industri Weekend and M-Magazine
to write travelling reportages about tourism and the society. |
In 2007 I produced the documentary film "Botswana: In the Footsteps of the No.1 Ladies’ Detective Agency" for SVT K-Special and in 2008 the documentary "Treatment and Hope" about Botswana’s national HIV programme ACHAP. I later took photographs for “Mma Ramotswe Cookbook”, which I also edited.
Following coverage of the Swedish State Visit to Botswana for Swedish media and BOTSFA, in 2011, I worked with the editorial team that produced the Botswana-Sweden 50 years partnership book — in commemoration of Botswana’s 50th independence anniversary.
I have furthermore founded a tennis academy for SOS Children´s Villages in Tlokweng that gives orphans and vulnerable children opportunities to develop through sport — an academy mainly sponsored from Sweden and whose patron is former Botswana ambassador H.E Lameck K. Nthekela. Other projects include working with artist Ann Gollifer on a Charles John Andersson project, following his footsteps in Sweden, Namibia, Botswana and South Africa. We produced a Blog about him with film and texts.
In response to the restrictions imposed by 2020 I, together with Per Järtby and Kerstin Jackson Main, launched BOTSFA podcast. I, together with MotherK Masire, started "1child1tree" a tree planting programme in Botswana. With financial support from BOTSFA, Sanitas and Prof. Alexander McCall Smith, many trees have been planted together with children from SOS Children´s Villages in Tlokweng..
|Staffan Strand: I arrived in Gaborone April 1974 with my wife Birgit and daughters Sara and Linda after several years in Kenya. The National Museum & Art Gallery needed a new taxidermist. My work consisted of planning new exhibitions, collecting animals and plants for new displays and training local taxidermists. The regular documentation of the "bushman paintings" gave me a deeper interest in people and ethnography. We left 1980. I spent 1990-1991 in Kazungula helping to start a taxidermy company. In 1993 I was partly in Gaborone planning the building for scientific collections. Regularly, 1998-2001 I was in the northern region, living in Victoria Falls.|