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Think Tank Thuto

THINK TANK THUTO

 

A GLOBAL EDUCATION COMMITTEE THAT DEFINED

EDUCATION'S ROLE IN

SUSTAINABLE, CO-ORDINATED & INCLUSIVE

HUMAN DEVELOPMENT

From 2005 - 2014, TTT planned TAISBA
[ THE ANGLICAN INTERNATIONAL SCHOOLS OF BOTSWANA, AFRICA ];
May 2015, the Marapong Land Board transferred titles to the
Anglican Diocese of Botswana to develop TAISBA's Mathangwane Campus.

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THINK TANK THUTO

Research & Development

Think Tank Thuto: R&D for TAISBA

Research and Development was conducted by the following individuals and focused on specific subjects relevant to providing Solutions for Challenges Identified during Needs Assessment Trips to Botswana, Africa between 2005 - 2011:

 

Think Tank Thuto, Los Angeles
2009 - 2012: PERFORMANCE BASED EDUCATION (*RISC and Kunskapsskolen)

  • Annelize Bester, THUTO
    Founder & CEO
    2010-2012 Board Member of RISC:


    *RISC [The Re-Inventing Schools Coalition] is an Alaskan Based nonprofit foundation established to transform education systems around the world and produce dramatically improved learning environments and achievement results for all children.


THUTO MD INITIATIVE @ USC KECK's Global Health Department
2011: Feasibility of Community Outreach Program (Health) for Mathangwane: Mmeligisi "Life by Midwife"

  • Annie Der Avedissian
  • Aram Der Avedissian

    2011 Team Supervised by:
  • Dr. Claudia Emami for Masters in Global Health Class at USC

 

Think Tank Thuto, Los Angeles
2008 - 2012: Globalization; Local to an Interdependent Global Society; Universal Communication; Human Activity (Reaction to Globalization);
Perception of Africa & Stereotyping of Botswana vs its Neigboring African States; Development in Villages vs Cities in Botswana (Mathangwane vs Gaborone); Human Development; UN MDGs and Botswana's VISION 2016.

  • Annelize Bester, THUTO
    Founder & CEO

ANGLICAN TASKFORCE OF BOTSWANA
2009: Anglican Boarding Schools in Africa; Governance of Botswana; Science and Technology in Botswana;
Pre-K, Primary and Secondary Education in Botswana; General History of Botswana; Media Centers (Libraries)

  • Alec Pongweni
  • Edwin Qobose
  • Argentina Matavel
  • Sam Yeboah

    Chairman of the Anglican Taskforce:
  • Professor John Melamu


UCLA [UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, LOS ANGELES]
2008 - 2010: School Based Clinics

  • Dr. Claudia Emami (Team Leader)
  • Alicia Lara
  • Angela Coron
  • Marina Groysman

    Team worked in collaboration with Anglican Diocese's HIV/AIDS Co-ordinator, Mma Gosego Nthume, Jessica Inga and Annelize Bester



Think Tank Thuto, Los Angeles
2008-2009: Botswana's ICT and National Development Policies;
Corporate Social Responsibility and Globalization; Global Compact; Why ARUP; Eco-Communities; Sustainable Building Practices;
Definition of 'Green' i.e. Beyond Solar Panels for the Built Environment

  • Annelize Bester, THUTO
    Founder & CEO



QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY CANADA:
2008: Sustainability Strategies and Practices for Mathangwane

  • Lara Wharton (Team Leader)
  • Michael Ferrarelli
  • Elena St. George
  • Avidan Waldman

    2008 Team Supervised by:
  • Professor Steven Moore


USC [UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA]:
2007 USC MARSHALL Businessplan for Francistown Highschool:

  • Mark Roberts, MBA/MRED 2008
  • Geoffrey Phillipe, MBA 2007
  • Tyler Monroe, MBA/MD 2008
  • Deborah Kimball, MBA/MD 2008
  • Raphael Anderson, BS 2008
  • Amitesh Aggarwal, MBA 2008
  • Justin Campbell, MBA 2008
  • Stephanie Ip, MBA 2008


    2007 Businessplan Team Supervised by:
  • David Belasco, Professor of Entrepreneurship
  • Lida Jennings, Director MBA Program


THUTO ICT INITIATIVE
2006 and ongoing: Marketing Campaigns and Visual Research; Effective Community Outreach Programs

  • Annelize Bester, THUTO
    Founder & CEO
  • Robert Peterson, Chair of Broadcast Cinema, The Art Center, Pasadena, CA
  • Charles Nyembe, Zimbabwean Filmmaker, Pearson Foundation (2007 +)


Think Tank Thuto, Los Angeles
2005 - ongoing: Church's Role in Africa; Think Tanks;
Foundations and Charitable Organizations; Fundraising; Orphans in Africa;
Image of Africa; Political and Religious Leaders; How Politics and Religious values can work together; Effective Solutions to Poverty Alleviation

  • Annelize Bester

    1. B.S. Business Management, USC 1996: Senior Year International Finance classes mainly focused on Sustainable Development and Risk Analysis in Southern Africa.
    2. B.A. in Photography and MFA in Film, The ArtCenter 1998 - 2002.

 


ANGLICAN DIOCESE OF BOTSWANA
2005 - Feasibility and identifying need for quality Education in Francistown and Palapye, Botswana, Africa

  • Rt. Rev. Trevor Mwamba, Anglican Bishop (2005 - 2012); and The Anglican Diocese of Botswana's Education Taskforce.