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Ministry of Youth Empowerment, Sport and Culture Development

Areas of Responsibility

The Ministry of Youth Empowerment, Sport and Culture Development (MYSC) was established through a Presidential Directive in January 2007. It exist to create an enabling environment for youth empowerment, sport development and preservation of culture and heritage in collaboration with relevant stakeholders to enhance unity and pride of the people of Botswana.  

It carries out it's mandate through six core functions; 

  • Youth Empowerment
  • Sport and Recreation
  • Promotion of Arts and Culture
  • National Service and Internship
  • National Library Service
  • National Archives and Records Services

Key functions

  • Improve Livelihoods of Youth
  • Develop Sport Competitiveness
  • Develop and Strengthen Botswana Culture and Heritage
Departments/Sections of the Ministry
  • Arts and Culture Development Desk
  • Youth Empowerment Desk
  • Sport and Recreation Desk
  • Department of National Service and Internship
  • Botswana National Archives and Services
  • Botswana National Library Service

List of Parastatals

Botswana National Sports Council (BNSC)

Botswana Football Association (BFA)

Botswana National Youth Council (BNYC)

Botswana National Olympic Committee (BNOC)

Departments/Sections and Key Functions

Arts and Culture Development desk

  • Develop the Creative Industries
  • Promote Cultural Preservation and Diversity
  • Increase Access to Information

Youth Empowerment desk

  • Participation of Youth in Economic Development
  • Participation of Youth in Social Development

Sport and Recreation desk

  • Develop the Sport Industry
  • Increase Competitiveness of Athletes

National Library Service

  • Increase Access to Information
  • Management of Public Libraries
  • Establishment and management of the National Library of Botswana
  • Repository for literary works
  • Issuance of ISBN for new publications

National Archives and Records Services

  • Establishment and Management of the National Archival Collection
  • Provide access to archives
  • Preservation of archives and records
  • Provides policy guidance on records management
Ministry Contact Details

Ministry of Youth Empowerment, Sport and Culture Development

Y2K Building – Central Business District

Plot 54372

Private Bag 00514,



Tel. (+267) 3682600

Fax. (+267) 3913473

Toll Free No. 0800 600 883

Facebook Page: Myscbw

Twitter Page: @myscbw

Instagram Page: myscbw

Email: mycontactzone [at]