ict@innovation is a capacity building programme which supports small and medium ICT enterprises and aims to encourage the growth of African ICT industries by:

1) spreading FOSS business models for enterprises 

2) fostering FOSS certification and

3) supporting innovative local FOSS applications for social and economic development.  

The ict@innovation portal provides free training materials, information on courses, and contact to people working with FOSS across Africa. You can become part of the ict@innovation community by registering a profile.

ict@innovation Blog

News on Free and Open Source Software in Africa and ict@innovation programme activities

Celebrating Software Freedom Day In Kenya

Early this month, the Kenya open source
community held the Software Freedom Day (SFD) celebrations in Kenya
at the Strathmore University. This event was organized by the Linux
Professional Association of Kenya (LPA), in partnership with the iLab
and the Linux Professional Institute (LPI).
This was the second time that we were
hosting the SFD, after having done the first one in 2007.
The Software Freedom day is a concept
that was started by the Software Freedom Foundation and its aim is to

Enterpreneurship using Open Source Software


This course is an introduction to the business use of Open Source Software. It is expected to attract students who have entrepreneurial skills but are financially constrained. Alternatives to business software will be presented and business models to adopt when using Open Source Software are presented.
This course will make use of the African FOSS Business Syllabus i.e.
Modules 1, 4 and 5. The modules will be modified to produce a single module suitable to University students in Nigeria.

Students in Computer Science, Information Science and Library Studies.
university of ibadan

Software Freedom Day Activity in Nairobi, Kenya

Nairobi had a series of SFD activities planned.

The first was student challenge which was organised on 31st August at Strathmore University. During this day a number of students made presentation on IT projects that they have developed or are currently working on that are based on FOSS.

A number of interesting projects were demonstrated.

Formation sur “Entreprendre avec les Logiciels Libres en Afrique (ELLA)”

Pour la première fois une formation sur “Entreprendre avec les Logiciels Libres en Afrique (ELLA)” se tient en Afrique Francophone. C’est la terre de Senghor (Sénégal) qui a l’honneur d’abriter cette formation qui se déroulera du 03 au 14 septembre 2012. Il faut également préciser qu’une première phase s’est tenue en ligne du 21 au 31 août 2012. Voir l'article de notre participant Mme Wendemi Pascaline ILBOUDO (Burkina Faso) ici: http://www.burkina-ntic.net/Entreprendre-avec-les-Logiciels.html

ict@innovation enhanced FOSS use of participants

The ongoing evaluation of ict@innovation is conducting an online survey of participants in regional training of trainer courses. Although only 20 out of 220 responded so far, the initial results promise to be interesting. More responses from participants will be needed to validate the initial results.