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  • Neil Butcher has provided ongoing technical support to the Ministry of Education and Culture in Indonesia, with a focus on supporting the Ministry to integrate information and communications technology (ICT) into schools and universities in the...
  • NBA was contracted by the University of South Africa (UNISA) to assist in the development of a revised organizational architecture for the institution. The process involved a comprehensive review of policies, systems, work processes, and work...
  • Since 2003, the New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD) has been coordinating the NEPAD e-Schools initiative. A partnership between NEPAD, African governments and civil society, the initiative aims to transform all African primary and...
  • In 2009 the Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) developed an Advocacy and Publishing (RAP) Strategy. The strategy defines who should benefit from RUFORUM’s advocacy and publishing activities. NBA responded to...
  • Working with the African Union Commission, NBA conducted desktop research on harmonisation of higher education programmes across Africa. We also prepared, disseminated and analysed questionnaires sent to key stakeholders to obtain their views on...
  • In 2006 and 2007, NBA was contracted as the educational expert to join a consortium led by Ernst & Young, which was responsible for development of a business plan for the NEPAD e-Schools initiative. The business plan used the articulated vision...
  • In this project, which ran from 2014–2015, Neil Butcher was contracted by Particip (a German consulting firm) to provide technical support on mainstreaming e-learning at South Africa's National School of Government (NSG). The specific objective of...
  • NBA currently has a grant from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation to explore both the potential for open licensing to enhance the availability of mother‐tongue early literacy reading resources in the global South and the attendant risks....
  • In 2005, NBA was contracted by the Free State Higher Education Consortium (FSHEC) to implement a Tri-Campus Project, in order to re-assess the role that three of its campuses should be playing in the sub-regions of the Free State province in which...
  • In 2009, NBA joined a team led by KPMG as educational experts in a Feasibility Study on e-Education conducted on behalf of the South African Department of Education and National Treasury. This wide-ranging consultative and research exercise led to a...
  • The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and the German Rectors’ Conference (HRK) jointly developed the Dialogue on Innovative Higher Education Strategies (DIES) programme, and were considering working on supporting quality assurance (QA) efforts...
  • NBA supported the Commonwealth of Learning (COL) to link Caribbean islands (Grenada, Antigua and St Vincent) into a collaborative forum using OER to build shared curriculum materials. Most used the Guru collaborative platform to create the lessons...
  • NBA was contracted by the Commonwealth of Learning (COL) to develop the concept note, questionnaires and related documentation and reports (including the agenda and a country report template) for its regional consultations on open educational...
  • NBA was contracted by the Commonwealth of Learning and the Commonwealth Secretariat to support the Ministry of Education in Guyana to implement the UNESCO ICT Competence Framework for Teachers (CFT) in that country. As well as creating a national...
  • Working with the African Union (AU) Commission, NBA conducted desktop research on harmonization of higher education programmes across Africa. We also prepared, disseminated and analysed questionnaires sent to key stakeholders to obtain their views...