I am the founding coordinator of The Afrolutionist, a digital institution that aims to realize inclusive development in Africa and the diaspora through a human rights lens. The Afrolutionist has adopted SDG17 (a goal focusing on the collaboration of all goals to reduce inequalities) and holds space on applied research, forums and documented knowledge sharing in realizing inclusive development. 

The Afrolutionist has worked in various collaborative projects including The Afrolutionist Climate Champions (with the British High Commission of Botswana), Women in Farming campaign (through the Letsema Project and FES Botswana), The Botswana Youth Jobs Fair and the Cambridge Climate Lecture Series in Botswana (through collaboration with Climate Tracker)


The Botswana Youth Jobs Fair is a platform for employers, recruiters, service providers and
institutions to meet with prospective unemployed youth looking for jobs or entrepreneurship
opportunities. This is an event in which employers, recruiters or service providers give information
to potential employees or budding entrepreneurs. This job fair will also give unemployed youth
real time training in job readiness as well as employment opportunities, as well as budding youth
entrepreneurs a way to get in contact with service providers in their quest for business
development opportunities.

My role in the Jobs Fair as a co-coordinator focuses on establishing strategic partnerships, resource mobilization and co-developing media strategy.


Digital MGG Academy: Changemaker Session (German Development Institute) Online, Germany 2020

Bridging the gap: is the EU transforming the lives of women and girls through its external relations? Ideas Lab 2020, Belgium 2020

Restoring Africa’s Landscape – Connecting Efforts Global Landscapes Forum (GLF Accra), Ghana 2019


Cities, Communities and Coalitions: A new Climate Collective: Kigali Global Dialogue, Rwanda 2019


Fourth industrial revolution: how Africa can lead the way    ,Breaking Down Borders Africa 2018 Johannesburg, South Africa 

The role of media in championing sexuality and human rights dialogue Symposium of media framing of sexuality in Botswana Gaborone, Botswana, 2018

Combating Afrophobia through entrepreneurship integration SADC Youth Skills Workshop Gaborone, Botswana  2018

Writers in Dialogue: the digital Pan Africanism: Writers in Dialogue Gaborone, Botswana 2018

exploring the role for self and collective care in our activist movements Rooted in Care – Sustaining Movements Zine LaunchKatowice, Poland 2018

awards and recognition

Mmabatho Motsamai is an award laureate, alumni and recognized by the following organizations:

Young African Leadership Initiative (YALI) Reigonal Leadership Center Southern Africa Alumni (2016)

Anzisha Media Prize Finalist (2016)

Bosch Alumni (2018)

Recognition of the Most Influential People of African Descent: Heroes of Climate Action (2020)