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Professor Joyce P. Lepetu


Professor Joyce P. Lepetu

Associate Professor

Faculty of Natural Resources
Department of Range and Forest Resources (RFR)

Private Bag 0027 Gaborone Office no. 39 Block 108B BUAN
+267 365 0100 (ext. 416)

Bsc (Hons) Forest Science, University College of North Wales, Bangor, UK

MSc Forest Science, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK

PhD Forest Science, University of Florida, Gainesville, USA

Dr Joyce Lepetu has training in Forest Sciences and natural resources management. As a University lecturer, she has extensive experience in environmental and natural resources research. Her research focus is in forest socio-economic and stakeholder analysis, Protected Area Management and Community Based Natural Resources Management and Agroforestry. Her Teaching is presently focused in the following areas; Agroforestry, Natural Resources Management (CBNRM and Ecotourism) and Community Forestry.



CSD321- Community Forestry

CSP301- Agroforestry

CSP603- Cropping Systems

Development of book chapter on “Role of Forest Resources in Local community Livelihoods: Implications for conservation of Chobe Forest Reserve, Botswana” Abstract accepted for publication in: Lepetu J & PROPOSED BOOK TITLE: Natural Resources, Tourism and Community Livelihoods in Southern Africa: Challenges for sustainable development Editors: Moren T. Stone, Monkgogi Lenao, Naomi Moswete Publisher: Taylor and Francis (Environment and Sustainability).

She is experienced in grant writing proposal for NRM research as an awardee/fellow of the following; The Rufford Small Grant, The Compton Foundation and W.K.Kellogg Foundation Leadership Regional Network fellow, Southern Africa Science Service Center for Adaptive Land use Task 311(SASSCAL) and Building a Large Evergreen Network for Southern Africa (BLEANSA) supported by World Agroforestry Center (ICRAF). Have presently just completed the preparation of the Botswana National Forest Programme (NFP) in partnership with United Nationals Forest Programme (UNFF), (2019).

ORCID ID:                    0000-0003-0577-776X