Loading ...
Sorry, an error occurred while loading the content.

Commonwealth Club sponsoring "Botswana: The Desert Country that Blossomed with Independence"

Expand Messages
  • Karen Keefer
    The Friday, May 11th Commonwealth Club program on BOTSWANA: THE DESERT COUNTRY THAT BLOSSOMED WITH INDEPENDENCE features Charles Frankel, Honorary Consul
    Message 1 of 1 , Apr 30, 2012
    • 0 Attachment
      The Friday, May 11th Commonwealth Club program on BOTSWANA: THE DESERT COUNTRY THAT BLOSSOMED WITH INDEPENDENCE features

      NorCal PCA partnered with the Club on Frankel's 2009 program on Botswana.  It was so successful that the Club had to move the program to their large room.  So Frankel has been asked to return.  If you missed it last time, please try to attend this Noon program on Friday, May 11th.

      Botswana: The Desert Country that Blossomed with Independence

      With almost 70-percent of the country covered by the Kalahari Desert, with a per capita GDP of approximately $70 and a small number of college graduates, the future of Bechuanaland, at its 1966 independence, was not expected to be favorable. However, today Botswana has one of the world’s fastest-growing economies, a highly advanced banking system and a 50-year history of democratic government. Frankel discusses the factors that have contributed to Botswana’s success relative to the rest of Africa.

      Location: Commonwealth Club of California; 595 Market St. (2nd floor) @ Second St. (Montgomery BART stop)
      Time: 11:30 check-in, noon program
      Cost:
       $20 standard, MEMBERS FREE, STUDENTS FREE(with valid ID)  415-597-6700
    Your message has been successfully submitted and would be delivered to recipients shortly.