Dr Raphael Dingalo has been named the new Chief Executive Officer of the Human Resource Development Council beginning June 1st, 2016. He replaces Dr Patrick Mmulutsi.
According to the Minister of Education and Skills Development, Dr Unity Dow and the Board of Human Resource Development Council, Dingalo was the best candidate to take over the reins.
“After thorough succession planning and a comprehensive search process, the board is pleased to have found the best individual to assume leadership of this High Performance Organisation (HPO),” said Christopher Batho Molomo, the Chairperson of the HRDC Board.
For his part, the newly appointed CEO expressed warm approval and great admiration for the HRDC. He complimented the organisation saying it effectively drives the planning, funding and financing of the human resource development. In his own words, HRDC is an organisation “led by purpose” which has the mandate to up-skill and up-scale the lives of Batswana. He pledged to serve the interests of the organisation and identify blockages to job creation and identifying sectors for job creation.
Dr Dingalo holds a professional degree of Doctor in Education (EdD) from the Institute of Education (University of London, UK) awarded in 2002; a Master in Education (M.Ed) from the University of Manchester School of Education, (UK), awarded in 1995; and a Bachelor of Education (B.Ed) from the College of St Mark and St John (UK), awarded by the University of Exeter in 1992.
He also previously worked at the University of Botswana, Centre for Academic Development’s (CAD) Academic Programme Review Unit where he was responsible for programme development and review of the University of Botswana and its affiliated health institutions and colleges of education. He championed the university’s Academic Quality Management Policy.
HRDC is mandated to plan and fund the human resource needs of Botswana. They provide policy advice on all matters of national human resource development and coordinate the implementation of the National Human Resource Development Strategy.