Alice Mogwe is the Director of DITSHWANELO – The Botswana Center for Human Rights. DITSHWANELO was established in January 1993, and is the only organisation in Botswana dealing with all aspects of human rights. It advocates for changes in laws, policies and practices, and to raise public awareness of rights and responsibilities.
Previously, Alice served as a 2014 civil society Election Observer for the Botswana Council of Non-Governmental Organisations, and as Mission Leader for the Botswana Election Support Network during the 2009 General Elections. As a consultant, Alice has worked to conduct trainings and workshops, facilitate dialogues, and author reports for a variety of organizations, including the Swedish Development Agency, UNICEF, Africa Information Afrique, Amnesty International, and the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights. Alice also delivered a TEDxGaborone Talk on leadership in 2017.
In addition to her position on ICNL’s Advisory Council, Alice also serves as a board member for the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH), the International Service for Human Rights (ISHR), the Botswana National Commission for UNESCO, and the Botswana Baylor Children’s Centre of Excellence Collaborative African Genomics Network (CAfGEN).
Alice graduated with a B.A. and LL.B from the University of Cape Town, before continuing on to earn an LL.M in Law, Economy and Society from the University of Kent at Canterbury. She has received several awards for her work as a human rights leader, including the Human Rights Prize of the Commission Nationale Consultative des Droits de l’Homme (CNCDH), the David Rockefeller Bridging Leadership Award, the Chevalier de l’Ordre National du Merite awarded by the Government of the Republic of France, and a Recognition of Contribution as a Vanguard Women’s Leader of Botswana.