NBA's mission is to contribute to improving education in developing world contexts by advancing open, sustainable, and cost-effective solutions to educational challenges.
As part of our work supporting open licensing in early childhood literacy efforts in the developing world, NBA is engaged with publishers and other literacy stakeholders across Africa. NBA and its project partners have been discussing and developing an emerging vision to encourage the development of sustainable local publishing systems that incorporate judicious use of open licences and innovations arising from digital disruption to ensure meaningful access to and use of affordable, relevant, high-quality storybooks in mother-tongue
CPD is a requirement for the maintenance of professional designations, applicable in many charitable and educational fields such as teaching, healthcare, and higher education. There is a deep need for capacity building of professionals in these sectors to help improve skills and performance for wider social impact. Through our work, NBA has discovered that, for CPD to be effective and impactful, it needs to be granular, targeted towards solving problems in the daily life of a professional, and based on effective needs analysis.
NBA is engaged in the TVET sector in both South Africa and India, as well as having supported research and policy work in other contexts such as Lesotho and Eastern Europe, with the ultimate goal of strengthening the quality of and access to job training resources in these developing economies, particularly for disadvantaged individuals and communities.