Gogontlejang Phaladi: Botswana


Phaladi has worked for various media outlets and UNICEF as a radio presenter and communication intern, she is currently a Content contributor – Genderlinks (Southern Africa) online newsfeed. As a young Gender Champion, she writes articles addressing issues of gender, HIV and AIDS, poverty and young people in the Southern Africa region. Kindly refer to links on the last page to see some of my published articles.

– She is an Education Anchor for the national CONDOMIZE! Campaign run by UNFPA Botswana and the Ministry of Health of Botswanashe is also part of Protect the Goal National Taksforce and I am responsible for community mobilization, youth participation, media involvement and National visibility of this campaign. I am responsible for a group of 8 young people who are facilitators for the above mentioned campaign in Botswana.

At community level is the founder and Executive Director of a non profit making charitable foundation called the GogontlejangPhaladi Pillar of Hope Project (GPPHP),Patron of the Young Women’s Network African Youth Advocacy Network- Botswana member, Patron of the Botswana Youth Water Action Team

(BYWAT), -Patron of the Bokaa West Lands Farmers Committee (BWLF) , Member- UNFPA AfriYAN and UNFPA Botswana CONDOMIZE! Campaign Anchor


  1. Candle Light Award
  1. Vision 2016 National Award for Pillar:

A Compassionate, Just and Caring Nation

2007- National Youth Awards: Leadership and Community Development

2007- National Youth Awards: Minister’s Special Award

  1. Vision 2016 National Award for Pillar: A Compassionate, Just and Caring Nation
  1. Vision 2016 National Award for Pillar: A United and Proud Nation (Being the first Motswana to be awarded a Vision 2016 National Award under this Pillar)

2008- Runner up for the Five Roses Youth of the Year Award

2014- National Youth Award- Best Youth Tackling Global Issues


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