Question 1. Why did the Institute change its name from HOORC to ORI?

 HOORC responded to the UB transformation process of excellence by undergoing a strategic planning process leading to transformation into ORI in the context of the establishment of Centres and Institutes of the University. Through a UB council resolution, HOORC became ORI in October 2010. The new name was officially launched by Assistant Minister of Education and Skills Development Hon. Keletso Rakhudu on February 11, 2011.

Question 2. Does the institute offer undergraduate courses?

 The Institute undertakes engaged research and training for graduate studies e.g. MPhil/PhD Programme in Natural Resource Management. SEE: Application Information. ORI Wintercourse: Introduction to Wetland Research and theREGIONAL MASTER DEGREE PROGRAMME IN INTEGRATED WATER RESOURCE MANAGEMENTWATERNET

Question 3. Where is the Institute located?

 ORI is located in the Ngamiland District Capital of Maun, in North Western Botswana. The Institute specialises in wetland research focusing on natural resource management research, emphasising issues related to tourism, land & water science, ecosystems, livelihoods and governance of natural resources.

Question 4. What is the relationship between ORI and the University of Botswana?

 The Okavango Research Institute (ORI) is the former Harry Oppenheimer Okavango Research Centre (HOORC), which transformed into the first research institute of the University of Botswana in October 2010.

Contact Details :
ORI - Maun Botswana Tel:6817200 Fax:6861835