Dr. Dolly Ntseane

2016 Trainee

Prof. Dolly Ntseane studied Social Policy and administration at Columbia University in New York (1985-1987). She obtained PhD in Social Welfare Policy from Brandeis University in 1994. She is currently a Professor of Social Work at the University of Botswana in Gaborone. Prior to teaching at the University of Botswana, she worked as a Social Worker in the Ministry of Local Government in the area of social security and social protection. She also worked as the coordinator of the National Youth Council where she coordinated national and international youth affairs. After leaving public service in 1989, Prof Ntseane joined the University of Botswana to work as a researcher, instructor and consultant. She has published extensively in the areas of Social Protection, HIV and AIDS, Gender Based Violence and Youth and Family issues.

Dolly was appointed to serve on the University of Botswana Institutional Review Board (IRB) in August 2013. Her responsibilities include reviewing proposals submitted by faculty, students and other local, regional and international scholars. It is through this appointment that she was nominated by the University of Botswana to apply for the JH-Fogarty African Bioethics Training Program. Dolly has a background in social science research, and therefore desires to expand her knowledge and skill in the field of bio-ethics. Her goal is to position herself to become a trainer of trainers once she has completed the course. She also plans to develop a bioethics curriculum which can be implemented across various faculties at her university.