Dr. Daniel Rakgoasi

  • Discipline:

    Methods Week Course Trainer - ATLAS.ti for Quantitative Data

  • University:

    University of Botswana

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Biography: Serai Daniel Rakgoasi (PhD) is a senior lecturer in the Department of Population Studies at the University of Botswana, and former Head of Department. He holds a Bachelor of Arts (Demography & Economics) from University of Botswana (1992); MA in Demography from Georgetown University, Washington DC [1996]; and a PhD in Demography & Population Studies from the University of the Witwatersrand; Johannesburg [2011]. He has over 23 years of university teaching experience and teaches undergraduate and graduate courses on demographic techniques; applied demography; data analysis, computing, and research, and supervises undergraduate, graduate and post graduate research. His areas of research interest include applied demography; adolescent sexuality; sexual and reproductive health and HIV/AIDS. His PhD thesis examined the role of men and masculinities on men’s sexual and reproductive health in Botswana, with a focus on HIV/AIDS. He has also provided professional service and technical assistance in monitoring and evaluation training and capacity development, as well as conducting social impact assessment projects for both government, private sector and Botswana’s development partners, such as the SADC, UNFPA, UNICEF, World Bank, AED and several NGOs. Most of his research is on youths / young people; sexual and reproductive health; gender, including men and masculinities; some of this research is published in renowned international academic and scholarly journals. He also has experience in the use of online and remote platforms to conduct research, to deliver content and to conduct data analysis training and capacity building.