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Call for Training of Trainers published -- apply now!

Wanted: Future trainers on “Free & Open Source Business Models for
Africa” in East and Southern Africa!

    Application Deadline is May 30, 2009.

Are you interested in building a successful business in Free/Open
Source Software (FOSS), and in helping others to do the same?

Do you have a solid background in business and FOSS?

Do you have experience in training others, and/or are you part of
a training institution?

Then respond by MAY 30 to become part of an exciting training
programme on building businesses with Free/Open Source Software.

The call for participants in the Training of Trainers is now open

The ict@innovation programme, a partnership between FOSSFA and
InWEnt, is looking for African experts and institutions wanting to
become qualified trainers on the subject of building businesses
with FOSS. Trainers have the opportunity of incorporating FOSS
business training into their institution's curriculum and/or
developing FOSS business training as a new revenue stream.

You have the opportunity to:

   - thoroughly deepen your knowledge about doing business
      with FOSS
    - become a trainer on the subject of building businesses
      with FOSS
    - establish FOSS business training as a revenue stream,
      and incorporate FOSS business training into your
      institution's curriculum
    - become part of an exciting community of African FOSS
      experts and businesspeople

InWent in collaboration with FOSSFA is organizing four Trainings
of Trainers (ToT) in four different Eastern and Southern Africa
countries. Held between July and October 2009, each of these
trainings will consist of a presential full-time phase of two
weeks, and be accompanied by 4-6 weeks of part-time online

These trainings are offered at no cost beyond a minimal
registration fee. Applicants will usually have to bear their own
travel costs. Board and accommodation will be paid for by InWEnt.

The full text of the Call for Participants, including instructions
on how to apply, can be found below, or online at


Does this mean that aspiring participtants from countries not list cannot participate? Cos this is really interesting programme

In a first phase, the project ict@innovation is focussing on the Southern and East African region. This policy is implemented to ensure a good service and maximum impact with the limited resources at hand. Therefore, the first set of training of trainers courses on African FOSS business models will focus on participants, who are residents of the following ten countries:

Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Rwanda, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia

Nevertheless, there are numerous ways for residents from other countries and regions to get involved with the programme at this stage. Please see our page "how to get involved" here.

By taking part in the web community, you will also have full access to both the training material on African FOSS business models as well as online learning.

Also, please send us your requests for further ToTs in your country, which will enable us to present your needs to our funding partners for the second phase of the ict@innovation programme.

Petra Hagemann Project Manager - ict@innovation InWEnt

Thanks for giving us this opportunity of learning more about the use of ict in different field.Personally I think everything is quite ok



That is no doubt great news to read that the ict@innovation programme is in search of African professionals and institute wanting to turn out to be competent instructors on the subject of constructing businesses with FOSS. Another great thing to know is that instructors have a chance of integrating FOSS business training into their institute's prospectus and/or mounting FOSS business training as a fresh income stream. I will be come back soon. I would like appreciate this great idea and thank them a lot for offering such a golden chance for trainers and institutes.

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