Member - Board of Directors
Game Mothibi is a student of Tsukuba International Academy of Sport (TIAS) at university of Tsukuba in Japan. She is pursuing her Masters in Sport and Olympic studies, majoring in Sport for Development and Peace.
Mothibi serves as a Global Executive member of IWG for term 2018-2022. She is the former Secretary General of International Working Group on Women and Sport (IWG) for quadrennial 2014-2018, and had led a productive and result oriented IWG Secretariat which culminated in a successful 7th IWG World Conference which was held in Gaborone, Botswana in May 2018.
She holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Education and Bachelor of Arts in Humanities, both from University of Botswana. She also attended short courses in Sport Management at International Academy of Sport Science and Technology (AIST) in Lausanne, Switzerland in 2009; and Women Sport leadership Academy (WSLA) by Anita White Foundation at the University of Chichester in UK in 2015 and later became WSLA facilitator.
Having been a high school teacher before and having volunteered in several sport administration positions in Table Tennis in Botswana, Southern Africa as well as Africa and also being a Board member of Botswana National Olympic Committee, she acquired many skills which helped her land a full time job in sport. She worked for Botswana National Sport Commission (BNSC) as Special Projects Officer. She was later promoted to Acting Sport Development Manager, then Games Manager. She was seconded to Region 5 Youth Games and served as Deputy General Manager. She left her employ at BNSC as Director, Games.
Highlights of her career include representing Africa at a panel discussion at the 5thIWG World Conference in Sydney in 2012; being part of the task team that revised UNESCO Charter on Sport, Physical Education and Physical Activity in 2013. She also led Botswana team to the 2010 Delhi Commonwealth Games as General Team Manager. She had undertaken lot of projects like introducing MEMPROW in Botswana, a mentorship programme originally from Uganda, for young girl of age 13-19 years in as well as initiating partnership between Ministry of Youth Empowerment Sport and Culture Development and Commonwealth Secretariat to gender mainstream into sport in Botswana and formulate gender and sport Framework.
Mothibi founded Women and Table Tennis as well as Women Cricket in Botswana and has Introduced Women Sport Leadership Academy (WSLA) in Africa. The training was hosted in Africa, Botswana for the first time in 2018, during the IWG World Conference and attracted 50 trainees, mostly from Africa.
Mothibi is a passionate women and sport, and children’s rights activist and has been involved in the field in and outside her country over the years. Having seen the gender gap in sport leadership, she pioneered an all women campaign which was later called “BokgoniFela’ which encouraged women in sport to stand for Botswana National Olympic Committee (BNOC) board positions for 2017 Election. This campaign saw for the first time, a woman standing for BNOC Presidency and the campaign also managed to influence elections outcome and BNOC attained 42.8% of women in BNOC Board, being the first time BNOC reached that high number of women in the office.
Some of the forums she have been invited to, to make presentations and advocate for women in sport include Smart Cities in Lausanne, Switzerland in 2015, FISU Gender forum in 2017 in Taipei; attended MINEPS held in Russia in July 2017; Attended and filed recommendations at the Sport Minister’s meeting during RIO Olympic Games in 2016 and Sport Minister’s meeting in Gold Coast Commonwealth Games in 2018 where she also took part in a debate organised by Commonwealth Secretariat. She also presented at UN CSW (Commission of Status of Women) from 2015-2017; at AIMS Conference in Aarhus, Denmark and many more conferences and forums. She is planned to be a panellist at TAFISA world Congress to be held on the 14-17thNovember 2019 in Tokyo, Japan
She was presented with ‘Changermaker award’ when Botswana was turning 50 years of Independence in 2016. In the same year, she was nominated and inducted as Phenomenal Africa Woman by the PAW Foundation based in Lagos, Nigeria. She served in the Botswana Football Disciplinary Committee as well as Women Sport Africa Network.
Mothibi is a mother of a 6 year old daughter. She is an avid reader and she enjoys spending her time discussing sport, social and political issues in professional and social platforms. She also loves traveling and to go on holidays.