Botswana

Botswana MapQUICK FACTS

Capital:         Gaborone
Population:         2 million
Area:             581,730 sq km (224,607 sq miles)
Major languages:     English (official), Setswana
Life expectancy:     54 years (men), 51 years (women)
Currency:         Pula
GDP:             15813     (million current US$)

Sources: World Bank, UN

 

QUICK Disability Overview

Botswana, officially the Republic of Botswana, is a landlocked country located in Southern Africa. The citizens refer to themselves as Batswana (singular: Motswana. Formerly the British protectorate of Bechuanaland, Botswana adopted its new name after becoming independent within the Commonwealth on 30 September 1966. Since then, it has maintained a strong tradition of stable representative democracy, with a consistent record of uninterrupted democratic elections. [Source: wikipedia.org].

According to the 2011 Population and Housing Census, the total population of Botswana is 2 024 904 people. According to the said Census, there are 59 103 PWDs of the total population of 2 024 904.6 This figure accounts for 2,92 per cent of the total population of Botswana.

Botswana is thecountry is teh SADC region that has neither ratified nor signed the the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), as of May 2018. With regards to the situational overview of asssitive technology and disability work in Botswana, click on button below to read more.

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