Busang Maruping has 3 years of experience in integration of strategic communication and development projects. He has earned a Bachelor’s degree in International Business. He currently serves as a full-time senior Communications Specialist for the World Economic Forum Global Shapers, and the UN Volunteers programme. As a communication expert, he provides support and expertise towards facilitating shifts in power relations and contributing to positive social transformation led by those most affected by development policies. Busang has extensive knowledge in communication strategy design and planning. He has used this wide-ranging knowledge as an International Youth Consultant at CIVICUS, a global alliance of civil society organizations and activists dedicated to strengthening citizen action and civil society throughout the world. In this role, he has joined the CIVICUS team in designing a prototype that will better resource young activists from the Global South. Previously Busang has been employed as a Public Relations Practitioner at one of the top marketing agencies in Botswana where he obtained extensive training in strategies and brand management at Incepta Communications and Strategy. As a shaper, he has launched several social cohesion projects in Botswana such as the Albinism Awareness Campaign, a project that was recognized by the World Bank. He is currently pioneering an initiative called Boy Pitso (Men’s Dialogues), which seeks to empower men to reduce Gender Based Violence and raise awareness of feminism.
Host Organization: SAP SE
Role at SAP SE:At SAP SE, Busang will serve as a CSR Communications and Marketing Fellow: leading marketing and communication efforts for strategic partnerships and the three strategic CSR pillars (building digital skills, accelerating best-run nonprofits and social enterprises, and connecting employees with purpose).