The Centre’s staff comprises of three fulltime professionals, an intern and a support staff member. Our staff is augmented by local, regional and international associates for specific projects; usually working with 2 to 5 associates (depending on the project portfolio). Brief résumés of The Centre’s fulltime staff are presented below.
Dr. Jaap Arntzen
is a specialist in environment economics and sustainable development. Having worked in the private sector (for more than 15 years) and at universities in Botswana and The Netherlands (20 years), he has a wealth of experience in research, consultancies and training. He has considerable experience in managing large, multidisciplinary project teams. He has lived and worked in Southern Africa for 30 years.
Ms. Tshepo Setlhogile
is an environmental consultant and researcher who has worked at the Centre for ten years. She holds a Master of Science degree in IWRM and a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science and Economics. She has worked on a wide range of CAR projects, particularly in the water sector. She specialises in IWRM, sustainable development, natural resources management, environmental economics, socio-economic assessments, governance and institutional analysis.
Mrs. Kutlo Batshabeng
works as receptionist/ administrative assistant at the Centre since April 2015. She hosts the CAR reception, carries out secretarial duties, offers logistical support for consulting projects and manages the CAR library.
Mr. Bernard Kelebang
is an agricultural/resource economist, who joined the Centre in January 2018. He holds an M.Sc degree (Environmental Science & Economics) and a BA degree in Agricultural Economics. He has worked as a research assistant in 2016 and 2017 at BUAN and CAR. His areas of expertise include agricultural and resource economics, sustainable development and economic/resource modelling.
Project associates are drawn from its local, regional and global networks, including Europe, USA, Namibia, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Our associates cover a wide range of expertise, as required for CAR projects.