Keikabile Mogodu

Spokesperson of Botswana Khwedom Council

Mr Keikabile Mogodu is a San Rights Advocate and a Human Rights Defender. Mr Mogodu has been involved with the rights of the indigenous San peoples of Botswana for the past 25years, in the fields of Land and Natural Resources, Climate Change and adaptation, Convention on Biological diversity, Access and Benefit Sharing, Sustainable Development Goals, to mention but a few of his involvement. Keikabile Mogodu has also been involved in preparation and drafting of position for negotiation on the Nagoya Protocol, Climate Change, Sustainable Development Goals and the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, where he also presented position papers.

At the National Level Mogodu has been advocating for the recognition of the Indigenous San people of Botswana. He has lobbied for the recognition of their ancestral land, recognition of the San chiefs and customs and the introduction of mother tongue in the curriculum in the Botswana Education System. Mr Mogodu held the position of Regional Chairperson in indigenous Peoples of Africa Coordinating Committee (IPACC), Technical Advisory Committee in MPIDO on FCPF-CBP project, Secretary of Working Group for Indigenous Minorities in Southern Africa (WIMSA), Treasurer on Botswana Council of Non-Governmental Organization (BOCONGO). He is currently a member of Indigenous Peoples Steering Committee on World Bank.

Mr Keikabile Mogodu has extensive knowledge on various disciplines such as Political Science, Sociology, Theology and Law. He is currently the spokesperson of Botswana Khwedom Council, an Indigenous Organization fighting for the rights of the indigenous San People of Botswana.