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

FOSSFA and InWEnt launching first East African regional course on Business and Open Source in Kampala, Uganda

"How can African IT-businesses make money with Free and Open Source Software?“ - this one of the questions that will be discussed at the regional course on "Advanced African Business Models with Free and Open Source Software (FOSS)“. The two-week course will start on the 31st of August to the 11th of September 2009. The East African Center for Open Source (EACOSS) will host the event in partnership with InWEnt. This workshop is the second in a series of training-of-trainer (ToT) events in Southern and East Africa.

Procuram-se: futuros treinadores de "modelos de negócio de software livre - Free & Open Source - para a África", no Leste e Sude

Prazo de inscrição: até 31 de agosto de 2009

Está interessado em criar um negócio de software livre - Free/Open Source Software (FOSS) - de sucesso e em ajudar outras pessoas a fazerem o mesmo?

Possui sólidos conhecimentos de negócios e de FOSS?

Tem experiência em treinar outros e/ou faz parte de uma instituição de treinamento?

Então envie sua resposta até 31 de agosto, para fazer parte de um interessante treinamento sobre a criação de negócios de software livre - Free/Open Source.

Get ready, get active it's time for Software Freedom Day

Software Freedom Day (SFD) 2009 is approaching - it is time to organise creative actions and events and get ready to celebrate Free and Open Source Software and Technologies on the 19th of September 2009!

FLOSS Regional Workshops

The Community Education Computer Society (CECS), an ICT training NGO established in 1985 in South Africa, will be conducting 2-day workshops on free/libre and open source software (FLOSS) in 5 Southern African countries.

Countries and Workshop Dates
The workshops will be conducted as follows:

South African FOSS Business Model ToT Group takes a break and Joins South Africa to celebrate MANDELA's birthday

18 July 2009, Soweto, Johannesburg . The South African FOSS Business Model ToT delegation group took a deserved break after their first week in the two week training pro gramme held at the University of Witwatersrand. The first week of the training pro gramme kicked off at a high note and kept the delegates very busy both in the workshop and adapting to their new '' training home'' . The first week so the delegates being hosted to a dinner by InWEnt. The opening dinner gala was held at Ageda restaurant in Green side ,Johannesburg.