Botswana   Member since:1966
FAO Representation in Botswana
Ministry of Agricultural Development and Food Security
Plot 4701 Station Road
Mailing Address:
c/o UNDP, PO Box 54, Gaborone

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Working hours:
Monday - Thursday 08:00-13:00 14:00-17:00; Friday 08:00-14:30
Office Holidays:

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1 May
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FAO Representative


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With the concurrence of the Government of the Republic of Botswana, Mr René Czudek has been appointed FAO Representative in Botswana, effective 10 June 2018. Mr Czudek, a national of the Czech Republic, is a Forest Engineer (Central European equivalent of Master in Forestry) from Mendel’s University of Agriculture, Brno, Czech Republic, and holds a Master’s degree in Forestry Sciences and a PhD in Forestry from the École Nationale du Génie Rural, des Eaux et des Forêts (ENGREF), Nancy, France. He started his career in 1995 as Researcher/PhD Student, in the Laboratory of Forest Systems’ Dynamic, ENGREF/INRA, Nancy, France. From 1997 to 2001, he worked as Expert in the International Cooperation Unit, National Forest Management Institute, Ministry of Agriculture, Czech Republic. He worked at FAO headquarters in 2000-2001 as Visiting Expert in the Forestry Department, Rome and from 2001 to 2003, he served as Deputy Head of External Relations and International Cooperation, National Forest Management Institute, Ministry of Agriculture, Czech Republic. Mr Czudek joined FAO in 2003 as Forestry Officer (National Forest Programmes) in the Forestry Department, Rome. From 2006 to 2008, he served as Forestry Officer (Wildlife and Protected Area Management), Forestry Department, Rome. In 2008, he transferred to the Subregional Office for Southern Africa (SFS) in Harare, Zimbabwe, as Forestry and Wildlife Officer.

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