Statistics show that key populations are at greater risk of contracting HIV. UNFPA partnered with the Ministry of Health & Wellness convened stakeholders to chart the way forward in improving access to HIV prevention services for Key populations in Botswana.


Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE) equips young people with knowledge, skillsand values to make responsible choices about their sexual and social relationships in a world affected by HIV. The school setting provides an important opportunity to reach large numbers of young people with CSE. Teachers in Bobirwa District share their views on the sexual reproductive challenges their students face.

UNFPA in partnership with the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) trained 41 teachers on CSE in the Bobirwa District


We asked young people about what they understand about the Demographic Dividend and what their key take-aways from the DD report were. Here is what they had to say.


Botswana launched its first Demographic Dividend report. Titled Opportunities and Policy Actions to Maximize the Demographic Dividend in Botswana, the study analyzed Botswana’s population dynamics and age-structure changes in the medium to long-term, and the implications that these aspects will have on the country’s ability to maximize its Demographic Dividend. The study was carried out as a collaborative effort between the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development, University of Botswana, United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Botswana Country Office, with technical support from the UNFPA East and Southern Africa Regional Office (ESARO) provided through the African Institute for Development Policy (AFIDEP) and the Development Policy Research Unit (DPRU) .


UNFPA helps countries identify and understand such trends, which are critical to development. UNFPA is one of the world’s largest funders of population data collection and will be publishing the State of World population 2017. The report typically provides an in-depth analysis on population growth trends, reproductive age trends, fertility rates, urbanization and migration trends and what impact these trends will have on future generations and giving countries a background of how to ensure sustainable development is to deliver a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every birth is safe, and every young person's potential is fulfilled.

UNFPA published the State of World Population report (SWOP) on 17 October 2017 in Gaborone, BOTSWANA.  The Minister of Health and Wellness, Honorable Dorcas Makgato officially launched the report. 

The theme of the SWOP 2017 is; Worlds Apart: Reproductive Health and Rights in an Age of Inequality”.




Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, Executive Director of the United Nations Population Fund, talks about what role governments and civil society can play to help the world achieve Sustainable Development Goal 3, which calls for good health and well-being