Professor Elisha Toteng


Professor Elisha Toteng is an Environmental Scientist with 33 years of experience. He is currently an Associate Professor in Environmental Science (Urban Environmental Science) in the Department of Environmental Science at the University of Botswana (UB). He has worked in the Public and Private Sector as a consultant in Environmental Assessment, Environment and Development.

He has held several leadership positions, including the following; Board Chairman, Botswana Environmental Practitioners Association (BEAPA) from 2015 to 2017, Represented the University of Botswana in the Research, Innovation, Science & Technology (RIST) Sector Committee of the Human Resource Development Council (HRDC) of Botswana from 2015 to 2019; Board Chairman, Kweneng Council Trust (KCT) from January to December 2015; Board Chairman, National Steering Committee for Botswana from 2002 to 2008, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Global Environmental Facility (GEF) -Small Grants Programme (GEF-SGP); President of the Sheffield African Welfare Association (SAWA), University of Sheffield, England from 1993 to 1994.

Professor Toteng graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Environmental Science at the University of Botswana in 1988. He completed a Master’s Degree in Town and Regional Planning at the University of Sheffield, England. In 2000, he was awarded the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy at Cardiff University, Wales in the Faculty of Engineering and Environmental Design, School of City and Regional Planning.