Projects

This project was approved for implementation in the National Development Plan 10 (NDP 10) and was deferred due to insufficient funds. During the third quarter of 2017, partial funding was approved by Government of Botswana, which called for a modified project scope. The initial project scope was first to fill up data gaps by flying high-resolution aeromagnetic survey in the western part of Botswana. Subsequently, to carry out the mineral...
Overview Botswana coal resources have been estimated to be 212 Billion tonnes in the previous reports. This tonnage included demonstrated (measured and indicated), inferred, hypothetical and speculative coal resources. BGI has embarked on a study to find the better estimates or tonnage of the demonstrated coal resources and classify the coal resource. Coal Exploration reports from previous and current exploration licenses were used as sources of...
This project is scheduled for 56 Weeks and commenced in June 2018 and it is expected to be concluded in July 2019. Overview This project entails geological revision of Quarter Degree Sheets (QDS) and standardization and formalization of lithostratigraphic units in the South East part of Botswana. Project execution includes interpretation and integration of existing geological maps (QDS) with other geoscience datasets (e.g. exploration,...
BGI has is undertaking this Project due to the accelerated infrastructure development in the Palapye area, Central District of Botswana. Project overview This project entails identification and assessment of potential and natural constraints as they impact on development and infrastructure provision and affect future land use planning i.e. Geotechnical, topographical & hydrological conditions. The project deliverables are; 2D and 3D...
Overview This project is a undertaken on behalf on behalf of the Ministry of Mineral Resources, Green Technology and Energy Security, under the Botswana National Development Plan (NDP 10) as a deliberate effort to promote economic diversification and environmental protection in partnership with private sector, especially citizens. The main objective of this project is to identify suitable source rocks that can be used in the production of...
Overview Gweta and Zoroga villages in the Tutume sub-district were recently affected by floods that came as a result of heavy rainfalls in February 2018. More than one hundred homesteads were destroyed by floods, leaving hundreds of people homeless in Zoroga village alone. Botswana Geoscience Institute (BGI) is undertaking this project to investigate and establish the cause of floods, with a view to recommend mitigation measures from a...
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Overview As a custodian of all geoscience information in Botswana, the Institute (BGI) seeks to implement a corporate data warehouse to strengthen its functions. The enhancement of National Integrated Geoscience Information System (NIGIS) will result in the new and better information management systems which will enable effective geoscience data management and distribution to customers or stakeholders. The enhancement of NIGIS addresses the...
BGI undertakes National Mineral Accounting under the Wealth Accounting and Valuation of Ecosystem Services (WAVES) - a global partnership led by the World Bank that aims to promote sustainable development by mainstreaming natural capital in development planning and national economic accounting systems, based on the System of Environmental-Economic Accounting (SEEA). The Scope of this Project is to produce the following; Annual update of the...