Dr M.O Matlhaope is the General Secretary of the Association of Evangelicals in Africa (AEA) and hails from Botswana.
He is married to Boipuso Eneldah Matlhaope and blessed with three children: two boys – Prince and David and a daughter, Abigail.
Dr Master Matlhaope holds a Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Practical Theology from the North-West University (NWU)-Potchefstroom Campus in South Africa. He did part of his doctoral research at the Cambridge University-United Kingdom under Tyndale House. His Dissertation was on the role of theology in the socio-economic and political development.
He did his Masters at Cape Theological Seminary aka Global University at Cape Town – South Africa from 2009-2011 Majoring in New Testament and Leadership.
First Degree in Bible and Theology with the Global University (Missouri-United States of America).
Currently undertaking a Second PhD in Governance with The Africa International University (AIU).
Dr. Master Oboletswe Matlhaope
Appointed in the Presidential Task Team (PTT) in 2016, to draw, design, develop and document the second-long term vision (Vision 2036) of the Republic of Botswana (Vision 2036).
Member of Country Coordinating Mechanism (CCM) for Global Fund – (2015-2017). The Global Fund is a United Nations Organ set up in 2002 to Fight HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.
Member of Advisory and Arbitration Council (AAC)-a statutory and quasi- judicial body responsible for Arbitrating on matters of conflict of societies and church organizations as well as advising the Minister on Issues of policy.
Appointed by Minister of Health as Member of Nursing and Midwifery Council of Botswana 2020 shortly before leaving for AEA assignment.
Held the highest leadership responsibility on umbrella church organizations: Co-founder and first chair of Botswana Network of Christian Church Organizations BONNECO- (Umbrella for BCC, EFB and OAIC.
Chaired an interfaith task Committee that promulgated recommendations for implementation from Kgosi Puso Gaborone Commission on Reviving moral and social values for Batswana.
His Book on the church and the socio-economic and political development is going through editorial process with Langham Partnership.
Written and contributed a chapter on the Rights of Women to Land ownership and Inheritance.
Author of two books; Bolts and Nuts of Leadership – Confronting Africa’s Challenges in the 21st Century. & Breaking Circle of Containment and Overcoming the Problem of Success.
Recognized and award recipient of Builders and Shakers of the City of Francistown along distinguished personalities such John Mackenzie, Haskins and others.
Awarded a certificate of recognition by Women Affairs Department – Francistown, for Empowering women.