World peace, nature conservation, clean energy and investing in young people featured prominently at an event addressed by Global entrepreneur and philanthropist Sir Richard Branson in Botswana.
At an event dubbed in conversation with Richard Branson, The British billionaire expressed concern over the high rate of unemployment among young people in Botswana.
In true Botswana style, the Batswana welcomed Sir Richard Branson to one of his favourite holiday destinations in Africa, Botswana.
He’s in town to talk entrepreneurship and inspire up and coming business people, but he’s concerned about the plight of young graduates.
Virgin Group founder, Richard Branson says, “One of the biggest challenges Botswana has among all the positives is youth unemployment.”
Branson also didn’t mince his words over the continued dependence on dirty energies. “It’s sad timing that you’ve just discovered coal now, just when at a time when the world does not need any more coal.”
After his talk young people were left inspired. Gorata Bessie Selelo an aspiring entrepreneur says of Branson’s visit.
“I’ve been following Sir Richard Branson’s work and I felt that looking at his work and how he started from humble beginnings and where he is right now, his a force to reckon with and I felt that I have to come and hear from the horse’s mouth.”
Before jetting off to his favourite holiday spot in Botswana, the Okavango Delta, Bransoon commended the country for its nature conservation track record.
Branson also paid a courtesy call to President Ian Seretse Khama.