Kubanga, Kefentse Princess

PhD Student
A female university student poses for a photo outdoors
Contact Information

Research Interests:

  • Community development
  • People with disabilities
  • Women issues
  • Social work fieldwork education
  • Residential care for children
  • Eco-tourism

Previous Education:

  • BSW, University of Botswana
  • MSW (Youth and Community Practice), University of Botswana

Background and Professional Experience:

Before commencing her doctoral studies at UA, Kefentse was a lecturer in the Department of Social Work at the University of Botswana. She teaches undergraduate courses in social work with communities and groups, social work with disabilities, fieldwork education and personal development. She has served in different capacities as part of her service to the university, the profession and the community.  Some of her research activities include research on women`s organizations as well as caregivers of people with disabilities. Kefentse has also served as Module Coordinator, Program Reviewer and Marker at Botswana Open University (BOU) on their Certificate in Community Based Work with Youth and Children (CBCY) Programme from 2014 to date.

Prior to joining academia, Kefentse worked as a Social Welfare Officer at Gaborone City Council. Her responsibilities included providing psychosocial support to individuals, families and communities. She actively took part in providing technical support to community based organization`s economic development initiatives.

Selected Publications 

  • Mupedziswa, R. & Kubanga, K. (2016) Climate change, Urban Settlements and Quality of Life: The case of Southern African Development Community (SADC) in Development Southern Africa, published online http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/0376835X.2016.1231057 pp1-14
  • Kubanga K, Sinkamba R, & Maripe, K. (2015) Demystifying Caregiving for Children with Disability in Botswana, in Journal of Sociology, Psychology and Anthropology in Practice, Vol 7, No 2, pp 10-20.