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Botswana Geoscience Institute (BGI) is pleased to present to you the Borehole Information System (BIS). This Portal, http://www.bh.bgi.org.bw/ , avails all Borehole information online to the general public. The System, called BoreHive, is a milestone of the Institute pursuant to its Strategic Plan (2018-23) goal of aiming to collate, package, enhance and avail 100% of Botswana geoscience information online. It is also an enormous step that contributes to the success of the Institute’s Mission...
Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Mineral Resources, Green Technology and Energy Security, Ms Ellen Richard Madisa visited Botswana Geoscience Institute (BGI), recently (May 20, 2021). This was her first tour of the Institute since appointment as Permanent Secretary in the Ministry on April 26, 2021. The aim of the tour was to appreciate the operations, purpose and progress on projects and other activities that support the National Economic Development Agenda. Ms Madisa received a detailed...
The Chief Executive Officer of the Botswana Geoscience Institute (BGI) Mr. Tiyapo H. Ngwisanyi, has been conferred with Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Neck Ribbon by the Embassy of Japan. This Awards was presented. The conferment took place on the 26th of January, 2021 at the Embassy of Japan in Gaborone by the Deputy Head of Mission of the Embassy of Japan, Fujino Yuka, Among those who came to witness the ceremony were the Minister of Mineral Resources, Green Technology Lefoko M...
Member of Parliament for Lobatse, who is also Minister of Infrustructure and Housing Development, Honorable Dr. Matsheka extended his gratitude to the continuous commitment and dedication of Botswana Geoscience Institute staff for their contributing immensely to the Growth of Botswana. Speaking during a meeting with BGI employees, during his constituency tour, on April 26, 2021 Dr. Matsheka encouraged BGI Staff to continue offering themselves to serve the country even under such difficult times...
Geotechnical Information is very important for urban planning. This therefore calls for improved collaboration by urban planners and geotechnical engineers/geologists. This collaboration has tremendous potential to improve the quality and reduce the cost and impact of new infrastructure developments. This was revealed by Mr. Koketso Gabriel Botepe, BGI Manger Applied Geoscience at the presentation during Palapye Sub-District Council meeting recently in Palapye. This is part of stakeholder...
In its endeavor to improve its ability to listen to the heartbeat of the earth, and monitor the seismic events in Botswana effectively, Botswana Geoscience Institute, has unveiled its plans to establish a Botswana Seismological Research Bureau. This initiative is in addition to the completion of the installation of twenty-one (21) real-time Seismic Monitoring stations across the country with a spacing of approximately 200km apart. Speaking during the stakeholder meeting in Gaborone recently, Mr...
Botswana Geoscience Institute (BGI) & Japan Oil, Gas and Metals National Corporation (JOGMEC) held the 2018 Remote Sensing Seminar on November 02, 2018 in Lobatse. This is an annual event that follows the established a Remote Sensing Center in Lobatse through a Memorandum of Collaboration signed in 2008 by then Geological Survey Department. Through this collaboration, JOCMEC carries out technical projects in geologic remote sensing. The agreement also involves other Member countries from...
Botswana Geoscience Institute (BGI) and Botswana International University of Science and Technology (BIUST) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that marks the beginning of a relationship to collaborate on several areas. In this collaboration, each party will support each other towards the fulfilment of its respective mandate that includes Research and Development. BGI CEO, Mr Tiyapo H. Ngwisanyi, applauded the signing of the MoU and described it as a milestone that will help BGI...