Ruth Maphorisa

International Working Group on Women and Sport Co-Chairperson

Ms. Ruth Maphorisa is the current International Working Group on Women and Sport (IWG) Co-Chairperson for the quadrant 2014-2018 leading up to 7th IWG World Conference on Women and Sport which will be held in Gaborone, Botswana from 17-20 May, 2018.

She holds a Masters of Arts in Rural Development and Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Public Administration with additional course on Provincial and Local Government Law, Executive leadership and Change Agent Training Leadership among others.

Ruth currently serves as Director of the Department of Public Service Management , Botswana. She has long experience in public service, having served as Permanent Secretary Ministry of Youth, Sport and Culture, District Officer, Development and then joined performance and strategy.

She also has extensive experience in leadership positions as she held a number of high profile positions in Government. Ruth Maphorisa has also taken part in a number of Joint Permanent Commissions (JPC) between Botswana and a number of countries, including Cuba, New Zealand, West Endies, India, and China. In the JPC, she was Ministry Head of Delegation and negotiated scholarships for Batswana students abroad. She also formed part of the team that prepared and presented the bid for Botswana to host the 2nd Africa Youth Games in partnership with the IOC.

Hear Ruth speak at The Value of Sport: Maximising Opportunities in the Commonwealth on 6 April at Commonwealth House.

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