The Botswana Diamond Manufacturer Association (BDMA) has partnered with the Natural Diamond Council (NDC) to support the natural diamond industry and bring awareness of the Botswana diamond manufacturing industry to the market. world. BDMA was founded in 2007 and is the voice of the diamond cutting and polishing industry in Botswana. Its role is to work with the government and other authorities to create a favorable business environment for members and stakeholders in the diamond industry in Botswana.
David Kellie, CEO of NDC, said: “Botswana is an important location in the natural diamond industry. We look forward to this partnership allowing us to share the values of the Botswana diamond industry more widely with the world. Last year, we visited our Global Ambassador, Lily James, where we witnessed the impact diamond makers have had in bringing skills and jobs to Botswana, particularly in Botswana for young people and people with disabilities.
Siddarth Gothi, President of BDMA, said: “With so many stakeholders and industry powers coming together to make strategic investments in the industry, we wanted to ensure that Botswana‘s diamond fabrication expertise is shared. worldwide and we believe that the Natural Diamond Council can do just that. We have worked with De Beers and other key members of the NDC for many years and are excited to take the next step to strengthen this relationship with the industry.