Botswana - Organizations

The Botswana Council of NGOs (BOCONGO) serves as an umbrella group to encourage and support non-government organizations as recognized partners in national development. Member organizations (which numbered about 67 as of 2002) include the Botswana Christian Council; the Cooperation for Research, Development, and Education; the Botswana Council of Women, and the Environmental Conservation Society. Educational and cultural organizations include Botswana Society and the Botswana Technology Center. The Botswana Center for Human Rights was founded in 1996. Youth organizations include Junior Achievement, Girl Guides, Boy Scouts, Botswana Christian Council Youth Unit, and the YWCA. Most towns have women's clubs, and there is a chamber of commerce in Gaborone.

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