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As its Academic body convenes in Eswatini this week, the Institute of Development Management (IDM) has announced executive leadership changes. As the term for the current Regional Director and Chief Executive, Richard Malikongwa draws to an end, IDM is announcing the appointment of Mr Samkelo Lushaba of Eswatini.

IDM Eswatini visits Mozambique

The Country Director of the Eswatini campus led a delegation to Mozambique in February to meet with officials from Instituto medio de ciencias documentais an Institute based in Maputo.
The institute is a public institution which currently has about 100 students in its care. It has about 20 teachers working there on a part time basis and 3 on full time. Joining IDM was a representative from the embassy of Eswatini in Mozambique Mr Dlamini who said there are numerous opportunities for partnerships between Eswatini based institutions and those in Mozambique.

The journey that placed IDM on industry-driven mission

Institute for Development (IDM) Regional Director and Chief Executive, ,Richard Malikongwa reflects on his journey as he prepares to hand over the baton to Eswatini national following his six years with the institution. The Regional Director position rotates around the three founding countries of Botswana, Lesotho and Eswatini.  He acknowledges that this has been a journey underpinned by the quest to make IDM an institution focused on responding to the needs of the ever changing industry. 


Every year the first Wednesday of February is World Read Aloud Day (WRAD). People all over the world read aloud together and share stories as a way to advocate for literacy as a human right that belongs to all people. Reading aloud to children has a foundational impact on their learning, listening and reading skills. Building a connection between the spoken and written words, and strengthens a child’s cognition. Participants select a book, find a friend and read aloud. The day also encourages parents to read aloud to their children.


The Institute of Development Management wishes to inform you of the appointment of Dr Theophilus Mooko as Country Director, Botswana effective 3rd February 2022. His appointment will add significant value to the growth of IDM.
Dr Mooko’s experience in education spans over 30 years, with immense contribution to the development and growth of the Botswana education industry. He has served in a number of high ranking positions in the public sector, including Board Membership in several institutions of repute in Botswana.

Malikongwa’s waves of changes that transformed IDM

Richard Malikongwa took over the reins at Institute of Development Management (IDM) in 2016, a critical period in the transformation of the tertiary education sector in Botswana. When he assumed office, IDM was just reviewing its 5 year strategy, followed by a wave of changes under Malikongwa, which saw IDM transforming to become one of the most recognisable and respected brands in the education industry in Botswana – writes ALFRED MASOKOLA.  

IDM Regional Director launches Dimolemo Premium Institute

SEROWE: The Institute of Development Management (IDM) Regional Director, Richard Malikongwa has lauded the Management and Board of Dimolemo Premium Institute in Serowe for developing a unique product seeking to fight employment challenges in the Central Region.

IDM and SOS Kindergarten Class of 2021 Graduation

Last Friday, 3 December, the Institute of Development Management (IDM) in partnership with SOS Children’s Village held a graduation ceremony for the Kindergarten Class of 2021.
The event, held at Adansonia Hotel in Francistown, saw 14 brilliant young minds receive their well-deserved pathright to Primary School.
In his welcome remarks, IDM Francistown Campus Manager, Elijah Moakofhi warned the youngsters that they are growing up at a time when the world is facing great challenges.


Our Student Mr Gaolalwe keabetswe Kethobogile who is a 4th Year student and studying BSc in Public Health Management attended BFA Refereeing Education Course organized by BOTESSA in partnership with BFA on the 28th June 2021- 2nd July 2022.
He never looked back and had been training with a team of FIFA national referees and recently passed the Fitness Test on the 22/09/2021 which qualifies him to officiate in soccer league games and tournaments organized by Botswana Football Association (BFA).

The Freight Forwarding and Customs Compliance Certificate programme

The Institute of Development Management (IDM) in partnership with Eswatini Revenue Service (ERS) recently launched the Freight Forwarding and Customs Compliance Certificate programme which will be offered from January 2022 at IDM.
The launch was graced by the Commissioner General of ERS Mr Dumisani Masilela, PS Public Service and IDM board chair Mr Tsabedze, the Association of Clearing Agents Mr Jabu Vilakati and the EU representative Nomfundo Dlamini.