Dr Susan O. Keitumetse has academic background in Archaeology, Environmental Sciences and Education. She is employed as a researcher in heritage studies and tourism at the University of Botswana. Her work follows on her background, linking heritage and the environment, using a sustainable development framework that builds on her PhD thesis on sustainable development and heritage, 2005, Cambridge University, UK. She has international various publications on the subjects of heritage, environment, communities and sustainability and has given lectures in international conferences and universities
In 2016 she published a key authored volume for African heritage curriculum on African heritage conservation and management (https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007%2F978-3-319-32017-5).
The book provides a scenario of what can constitutes African heritage curriculum, and reflects on the broader context within which heritage in Africa operates, the inherent relationships with the international, regional, local and modern conservation contexts.
Dr Keitumetse is an associate editor of an international journal published by Springer - https://www.springer.com/environment/sustainable+development/journal/10668
Dr Keitumetse consults for UNESCO-ICH; has corporate governance experience from board memberships in Botswana government parastatals, and has extensive community conservation expertise that she uses to acquire grants for community heritage projects. Her overall research interests are broad, including amongst others sustainable development; heritage conservation; historical archaeology; world heritage; community heritage planning; heritage tourism and protected areas; physical planning and heritage, to mention a few.