Thapelo Manale joined the USAID ASSIST project in Botwana as a Communication Consultant in February 2017. Previously he was the Communication Coordinator for the USAID Southern Africa trade hub regional project based in Botswana. He has almost 5 years of experience providing communications support to private organizations and NGOs. Thapelo holds a Bachelor’s Degree of Mass Communication from Limkokwing University, Malaysia in conjunction with Curtin University, Australia. He is the proud father to one daughter, likes reading and does volunteer work for the Red Cross Youth Group in Gaborone, Botswana.