Entries from 'arbeit'

Sunset Saturday XXXX

I am still in Durban and running around the ICC, climbing over the bridge, organizing things, attending meetings, and hoping for some successful outcome of the COP17. In all this craziness, I hardly know what the weather is like during the day, and I certainly didn’t have time to take any scenic pictures (yet). So…

read more →

dies & das

While some are spending their time searching for elephants in the North, others have to stay at home and work. COP17 is just around the corner and things have started to get quite busy. In the evenings, I’m “working” on something else: the annual craft market is coming up and I will share a stall…

read more →

what I am working on…

We’ve just launched the first SADC Photo Competition 2011! To find out more, check this website.

read more →

a warm place to be

I was lucky and got to see the beach again when I flew to Durban for a couple of days to attend some meetings. The temperature forecast shocked me with lows of -5°, but while I was there it was actually quite nice and warm. From my hotel room on the 19th floor I could…

read more →

Sunset Saturday XVI

Evening sky at the Moon Palace grounds in Cancun during the COP16. I attended the climate conference as part of the SADC delegation to present our proposal for a regional REDD+ approach and it seems that during the recent session in Bonn the idea was taken up by some countries…So it will be exciting to…

read more →

the lethlafula dance festival

On Saturday I attended the Lethlafula Festival that is taking place every year to celebrate Setswana culture and traditions with a day full of food and dance. The traditional dance groups were great to watch and I was quite fascinated by their moves and choreography of the different dance styles. They move so fast it…

read more →

the week where nothing happened

This week has been pretty uneventful here, as weeks in Gabs can be sometimes. There was some work over the weekend, some cake on Monday, some pizza on Tuesday, some tennis on Wednesday, some meetings on Thursday and maybe some fun today? I almost forgot that this is what life & work usually are like……

read more →

Review: U2 in Concert

My review of the U2 concert made it into the March issue of Lapologa Magazine (along with my other articles)! Pick up a copy of the magazine in stores now and be part of the conversation! :) To read the full review click here…

read more →

the beach

this pretty beach has been in front of my nose for the past days but so far I haven’t had a chance to really enjoy it! the week has been quite busy, but now it is almost weekend (and no meetings scheduled). so hopefully this will be a good opportunity to explore a little bit…

read more →

the unexpected beer fest

Last Friday I was asked to cover an event for the magazine I am working for. I didn’t have any information except the time and place, so I just asked my sister to come along and we went to see what Gaborone’s party scene has to offer. Imagine our surprised faces when we got to…

read more →

APEC kills hopes for COP15

Last week Singapore hosted the APEC Summit. US President Obama was there, the Chinese President Hu Jintao was there, some Latin American leaders were there and a lot of ASEAN heads of states and government. A real high-level political meeting with a full agenda. Talking business, trade, cooperation in general and, of course, climate change….

read more →