Botswana is the first country after Belgium where this infrastructure is being implemented, starting in March 2023. In Botswana, 45% of the GDP comes from diamonds. Our mission is to maximize these economic benefits, ensuring they flow back into Botswana’s communities.

Local Batswana will be selected and trained to manage the HB Botswana facility through the HB Innovation Lab, a joint partnership between HB Antwerp and WomHub a – a boutique, pan-African incubator for female-led innovation. This program illustrates our commitment to create lasting talent pipelines and support broader development opportunities for the people of Botswana.

We are also fostering deeper collaboration and knowledge-sharing between Antwerp and Botswana, cementing Botswana’s reputation as a modern, technology-driven diamond manufacturing country.

HB Worldwide

HB’s Mineral Infrastructure is a scalable ecosystem that will be rolled out in each mining country we operate in. Everything we do in Antwerp will be transferred, from cutting-edge facilities to sharing HB’s industry knowledge and innovative proprietary technology.