Mpho M. Sentle
She advocates for inclusive sustainable development; bringing all to the dialogue of economic development. She finds passion in working at the grass root level of the economy on issues of poverty, equity and sustainability.
Mpho is geared more towards community mobilizing projects. She has been engaged as a research assistant at the Okavango Research Institute, mobilizer at Lesedi HIV & AIDS Counselling Centre, Botswana Society for the Deaf as well as Kumon Centre for Education, Kyoto, Japan.
As a policy maker, she finds it essential to engage at all levels with society especially women and girls, who are in essence a cross cutting of several subsets of the vulnerable members of the society (the poor, disabled, abused, ethnic minority e.t.c.).
It is imperative for policy makers to understand the livelihoods of people on which policies are imposed on. As African natives, we may not always come up with best techniques and modelling, but we have lived the condition in Africa hence better candidates to drive initiatives.
AFIDEP is indeed a destiny where I am a step closer to dreams of constantly seeking new applications of bottom up approaches in sustainable development and developing professional skills in various fields of resource, environment and gender economics as viewed from practical scenarios of African economies.