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2019 IDM graduation ceremony in Maseru, Lesotho

The Institute of Development Management (IDM) held its graduation ceremony in Lesotho on the 29th November 2019 where close to 1500 graduands were conferred degrees and awarded diplomas and certificates.
The event, which was attended by senior government officials from the three countries of Botswana, Lesotho and Eswatini was themed ‘The Future awaits, Own it’ to ignite positive energy among graduates to look forward to a new chapter in their lives.


Student leadership is an integral part of IDM and instrumental in coordinating students issues and concerns. SRC works collectively with Management to find amicable ways of addressing issues and resolving them.
According to Dr Seitio-Kgokgwe, IDM conducts training for SRC to ensure that they execute their role with a high level of responsibility and accountability. On the 12th and 13th of September 2019, IDM conducted training for them to appreciate a lot of areas relating to students welfare and general understanding or processes.


The 2nd annual ground-breaking Gaborone Book Festival (GBF 19) was held at the University of Botswana Conference Centre and Maitisong under the theme #AreBaleng from the 19th – 21st September 2019. As part of developing a culture of reading from grassroots, through the student Knowledge Ambassadors, IDM strategically partnered with GBF to deliver the exciting educational Teen Student Zone to drive this noble initiative, a Social Responsibility agenda.


Under its Travel and Tourism program, IDM is offering hotels, restaurants, individuals and food handlers training on Food Safety and Hygiene Management. The training is designed to help them understand basic food safety and hygiene, and further appraise them on the fundamentals of food laws.
Country Director, Botswana Dr Onalenna Seitio-Kgokgwe revealed that the course is one of the many solutions offered under IDMs Centre for Continuing and Professional Development program.


Dr Onalenna Seitio-Kgokgwe, IDM Country Director says IDM is collaborating with BOLAMA to build capacity and improve livelihoods of BOLAMA beneficiaries through training, research and consultancy. BOLAMA is an association established to uplift lives of current and former migrant mine workers and their families.

IDM Celebrated Women's Month

Our Country observes August as women's Month. IDM recently celebrated this month through hosting a women engagement forum with the IDM women's community comprising of Staff and Students.
Guest at this gallant event were Adv. Lineo Tsikoane, a renowned activist on human rights issues as well as representatives from EGPAF Lesotho. The Event was graciously opened by IDM Country director; Dr. Retselisitsoe Nko who highlighted that women play a key role in the development of a society; as the saying goes 'Mosali o tsoara thipa ka bohaleng'.

Result Based Monitoring and Evaluation Short Course Training

IDM Has recently completed a short course training in Monitoring and Evalution for Catholic Relief Services(CRS) Staff Members.
Through the short course, attendees are equipped with skills and abilities regarding how to prepare monitoring and evaluation plans, how to understand project evaluations techniques, and also to understand Result - Based monitoring for public and private sector projects, just to mention a few leaning outcomes.l
This course is designed for Project officials, Economic planners, and Senior management officials

First Year Orientation 2019/20 Academic Year

IDM Hosted a first year orientation event for newly incoming students for the 2019/20 academic year.
The event was opened by IDM Lesotho Country Director D.r. Ret'selisitsoe Nko with welcoming remarks as well as encouraging words of validation to students of having IDM as the ideal Institution of Choice.
Present at the event was Mr. Tsepang Majara from Mind Liberation as a guest speaker to sensitize students about challenges they may look forward to as tertiary students and suggested important mitigation remedies that may become instrumental to them in future.

IDM Partakes in national building dialogue and reforms

In a an effort to resuscitate nation building issues through Multi Stakeholders National dialogues  and reforms for national transformation, IDM was given an opportunity to deliberate how the education sector, more particularly at tertiary level has an impact to contribute through capacity building and skills transfer and development.
The session was facilitated by Lesotho Council of NGOs(LCN) hosted at IDM premises for Members of Senate and principal Chiefs.

Contribution of Development Management Institutes on the Looming 4th Industrial Revolution on Lesotho T.V national interview

As an entity that strives to become a leading innovative institute in skills management through Training, Research and Consultancy, It is imperative to embrace Technology and digitization. 
It is also crucial to design programmes that are in line with current market demands and also in tune with the looming 4th Industrial Revolution trend in order to respond to the national agenda as well as Sustainable Development Goals(SDG4).