Dr Olekae Tsompi Thakadu

Dr Olekae Tsompi Thakadu is a Senior Research Scholar (Environmental Communication & Education) at the University of Botswana, Okavango Research Institute.

Formerly a civil servant in Botswana, Thakadu specialised on outreach and mobilization strategies for civic engagement of local communities through CBNRM programs. Thakadu completed his PhD in Communication Studies from the University of Florida, Gainesville, U.S., while the current research focuses on environmental communication and education, risk communication, CBNRM, knowledge translation, and extension. He has developed and implemented communication strategies for projects and organizations nationally and regionally.