Mr Matthews Phiri

Manager, Strategy Office

Mr Matthews Lebogang Phiri is responsible for chiefly strategy development and management and  project management in  the Human Resource Development Council in the Office of the CEO. Mr Phiri holds a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of North West, South Africa and a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics and Statistics from the University of Botswana. His key profession is in the fields of economic and development planning, conducting and management of research and strategic planning and project mnagement.

Mr Phiri’s working experience includes Local Government as a District Officer responsible for Development Planning and Coordination, work in the Private Sector, and Ministry of Education as Senior Researcher and Botswana Training Authority as Executive Coordinator. Mr Phiri has been involved in managing projects which includes District Development Planning, Education Public Expenditure Review, Graduate Tracer Studies and National Skills Forecasts. He was the Chairman of the Botswana Labour Market Observatory Committee.  He is also the Botswana UNESCO-UNEVOC HRDC Focal Person and also the UNESCO-UNEVOC Coordinator for Southern Africa. He has represented the HRDC in many other national and international endeavours.