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Africa and Europe join forces in Training on Free Technology

More networking of African IT specialists with Europe and joint building of advanced training materials – this is what a new partnership of FOSSFA's and GIZ’s ict@innovation programme with the Europe-wide ‘Free Technology Academy’ (FTA) is all about. The Free Technology Academy (FTA), financially supported by the Life Long Learning programme (LLP) of the European Commission, is a collaboration between the Netherlands-based Free Knowledge Institute and three European universities.

Different suits for the penguins: Transition from InWEnt to GIZ

We started this year with a new name: Since January 2011 ‘InWEnt - Capacity Building International, Germany’, the ‘Deutsche Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ) GmbH’ and ‘Deutscher Entwicklungsdienst gGmbH (DED)’ have pooled their long-standing expertise in the field of international cooperation for sustainable development and are now operating under the name 'Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH'. For more information on GIZ, see the partnership page.

ict@innovation Advanced African FOSS Business Training workshop – Workshop Report now available !!!

This is a follow up to the earlier blog posts reporting on the SA ict@innovation Advanced African FOSS Business Training workshop.

There have been numerous blog posts about this workshop providing most of the bits and pieces on what we have been doing over there, as well on the outcomes achieved during those days.

For you reading convenience, and to have all relevant information within a single document, Fred and I have put together a consolidated workshop report which can be found below attached!

openEd 2.0 course 2011 modules & ‘In-Class Support’ now available for Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

The first presentation of the openEd 2.0 course titled ‘Business and management competencies in a Web 2.0 world’ has now passed its half-way point. Students from countries across Europe and beyond have participated in the course activities with over 350 forum posts and 80 user-completed learning activities added during the first five weeks!

 

openEd 2.0 course 2011 modules (January to February 2011)

My thoughts on trying to get international certification using non-mothertongue language

Best wishes for 2011! I've given the problem -- trying to get international certification using non-mothertongue language -- some thought over the years of schoolnet ICT development efforts in Namibia and further afield.

Reflections on FOSS Certification in Africa

As we come to the close of the year, its always time to take stock. It has been an exciting year for ict@innovation, and especially for FOSS Certification. This year, the actual implementation of the FOSS Certification pillar was started. Just at a glance, I can say it was a positive start. The two main milestones were the development of the LPIC-1 training manual, which is now complete.

ict@innovation Advanced African FOSS Business Training workshop – some extracts

The video has been recorded alongside the “ict@innovation Advanced African FOSS Business Training workshop”, organized by InWEnt SA, at Wits University in Johannesburg SA from November 29th to December 1st in 2010.

Advanced African FOSS Business Trainings – The Way Forward on Youtube

At this short interview Isaac Kigen is briefly describing “The Way Forward” of the Advanced African FOSS Business Trainings (FBT) and the FBT Community itself. The FBT initially started as a project managed by a contracted project team, but has now grown into a vivid community of trainers, entrepreneurs and practitioners from Southern and East Africa and beyond. This also means that the FBT community would need a different governing structure that allows it to act and decide on their own behalf and needs.

60 Seconds Youtube Sessions: News on Advanced African FOSS Business Trainings

This set of interviews will provide you with the latest news on national FOSS Business Trainings that have been or are about to be given throughout Southern and East Africa!

FOSS Business Models Trainers met in Braamfontein

On November 29th 2010, a group of 16 trained FOSS Business Models Trainers met in Braamfontein in Johannesburg, South Africa for the 2010 ICT@Innovation Networking Workshop.

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