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Wanted: Training Consultants for the 3rd Regional Training of Trainers in East Africa

Application Deadline is 24th June, 2011.

  • Do you have over 3 years Linux System Administration Experience?

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

E-Learning Africa 2011 Actions and Happenings!

Mlimani City Conference Centre

Dar es Salaam, TANZANIA 24-27 May 2011

The Project Management team of ICT@innovation participated in this year’s e-Learning Africa conference that was held in Tanzania, www.elearning-africa.com.

The objective of the management participation in this conference was quadrupole:

Launch of the ict@innovation training guide on Linux System Administrationat at the eLearning Africa conference in Tanzania

“How do I know that this IT company from Kampala will be able to maintain my IT server infrastructure?” asks a contract-giving government agency in Uganda.  The answer lies in a trust-building certification, a crucial ingredient of any economic development agenda. Therefore, FOSSFA (Free Software and Open Source Foundation for Africa) and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), Germany are proud to present the brand new “ict@innovation Training Guide on Linux System Administration - LPI Level 1”. 

Featuring our community members: Joe Murithi Njeru

Joe Murithi Njeru is a true social entrepreneur and FOSS evangelist. Joe is director of J.S. Engine Ltd. - http://www.jsengine.net a technology solution provider based in Nairobi, Kenya. J.S. Engine Ltd. Develops platforms, software and web applications using Open Source tools and are certified MySQL Partners. Joe started the company with my partners in 2004 straight after attaining my Bsc. Computer Science degree from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology in Juja.

GIZ at eLearning Africa 2011: ICT for Development, Education and Training

The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) is showcasing a number of its capacity building products at the upcoming „eLearning Africa – 6th international conference on ICT for development, education and training”. The three-day gathering of African e-learning and ICT4D experts will take place in Dar Es Salaam from May 25 to 27.

“The uptake of FOSS by the market is improving every day” An Interview with Evans Ikua

Evans Ikua has been actively promoting the use of FOSS and FOSS certification in Africa. As ict@innovation's certification manager, but also as a member of  the Linux Professional Association (LPA), an organisation promoting professionalism and acceptance of FOSS, and CEO of LANet Consulting, a company that trains entrepreneurs in the use of FOSS, Evans has actively advanced the use of FOSS and FOSS certification in Kenya for a number of years.

STAM FBT Training - Kampala Uganda, May 2011.

Steven Kaweesa is a very soft spoken man, and his co-director does not live in the country. Steven runs School of Training and Management (STAM) as a Technical branch of a bigger Social Development Institute established at Nsamizi, in a remote South western part of Uganda. STAM rode the high winds when it partnered with England's NCC to issue international certifications, but over time, the steam has run low.

Enter FOSS Business Models Training.

The innovation continues - stopping spam while promoting the MDGs

Last Saturday I was able to make time to make a small presentation at the iHub in Nairobi, just in time for me to travel to Addis Ababa that evening where am now attending CODIST II. This was during the Ubuntu 11.04 launch party, which was sponsored by among others the Linux Professional Institute (East Africa).

Chisimba spreading the wings through the Mentored Internship Project

Over the last few months, 9 students from the University of Dar es Salaam (UDSM) have been working on a mentored-internship project (MIP) where they are developing an application based on the Chisimba framework. Supported by the ict@innovation, the interns have been working on a subsection of web-based School Management Information System (SMIS) that would be used by Tanzanian schools. The subsection involved are the academic and the fees modules.

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