Botswana - BOBS

Activities:

Most important initiatives:

Two study visits to national standards bodies: the Thai Industrial Standards Institute (TISI) and Standardization Administration of China (SAC). The NSBs were selected based on the progress they have made so far regarding inclusion of standardization into their school curricula.

Agreements exist with the following organizations:

Relationships exist with these organizations:

Realizing there was a gap in the appreciation and use of standards by the general public, BOBS contacted the Ministry of Education and Skills Development through its Curriculum Development and Evaluation Department for their assistance in infusing standardization concepts into the school curricula.
The Department Curriculum Development and Evaluation embraced the idea and identified a desk officer who will be working with BOBS on the project. Furthermore, the Ministry of Education and Skills Development sponsored two of its officers to join the BOBS¿ delegation on a benchmarking exercise to SAC, China. The two parties have yet to establish the best approach to take the project to another level.

Types of agreements with these organizations:

There is no formal agreement as yet but it is envisaged that the ongoing consultations will culminate in a formal agreement.

Impact of initiatives in figures:

Number of schools or students reached: Approx. 60 students per year.