GIZ Botswana Office bids farewell to Country Director and welcomes successor

02.04.2019 - Article
Farewell at the SADC office
Farewell at the SADC office© SADC

The outgoing GIZ Country Director to Botswana and SADC, Thomas Schaef bade farewell to the GIZ Botswana staff members, counterparts and partners. Mr. Schaef served as the country representative to GIZ Botswana and SADC since September 2016.

On 1st March 2019, the Executive Secretary of SADC, Her Excellency Dr. Stergomena Lawrence Tax at the SADC Headquarters in Gaborone, Botswana bade farewell to Mr. Schaef. During the meeting, the outgoing Country Director introduced the incoming Country Director for Botswana and SADC, Mr. Daniel Bagwitz, who was working in the region for nine years in Namibia as the cluster coordinator for five projects.

Mr. Schaef thanked the SADC Executive Secretary for giving them the opportunity to see her, and for the support that the SADC Secretariat continues to render to GIZ to ensure effective coordination and implementation of regional programmes. He called upon the Secretariat to extend the same level of cooperation and support to the new Country Director. 

The SADC Executive Secretary wished Thomas Schaef well, as he takes up his new assignment in Iraq, and welcomed the New Country Director, Daniel Bagwitz to Botswana and SADC and looked forward to work with him.  

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