Mmabatho Motsamai

Mmabatho Motsamai is a believer in African development through leadership, community engagement and the power of pen. Her work in developmental issues lies in citizen blogging, human rights rapporteuring, facilitating conversations and coordinating projects. Motsamai is the founding editor of The Afrolutionist, a blog that stimulates dialogue on holistic, inclusive African development through a human rights lens. Adopting SDG 17, the blog further hosts in person discussions on intersectional development, creating agency and participation with youth in Africa.

She is the cofounder of the Botswana Youth Jobs Fair, an annual fair that stimulates real time job readiness training and employment activity through mutli-stakeholder engagement. She has previously served as a key correspondent for the Positive Vibes KPREACH program and A FRIDA (Young Feminist Fund) Climate Justice Story Collector. She is also an Ashoka Alumni, An Anzisha Media Finalist (2016), and a current board member of Akina Mama WaAfrika and the Botswana National Youth Council, an AFR100 Youth Ambassador as well as the national coordinator of the Breaking Bounds Consortium.