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 regional course on Business and Open Source in Johannesburg, South Africa

Johannesburg, 14/07/2009 - "How can Southern African IT-businesses make money with Free and Open Source Software?“ - this one of the questions being  discussed at the regional course on "Advanced African Business Models with Free and Open Source Software (FOSS)“. The two-week event started on July 13 at University  of Witwatersrand, (Wits) in Johannesburg and is the first in a series of training-of-trainer (ToT) events in Southern and East Afria.

Germany's Open Side: Discovering the Open Source Scene and Meeting the Community in Berlin

A full programme awaited the FOSSFA-delegates upon their arrival in Berlin - a week of meetings, conferences, trade fairs and receptions all around the topic of Free and Open Source.

FOSSFA/ICT@innovation during the Linux Study Tour

The Background information Linux Day

Linux Tag (day)is a probably the largest software (open source) trade fair in Europe. It has been organized and run in Germany for over a decade. The event attracts a lot of software companies (approx. 10 000) to come and exhibits their different solutions and software development projects.

For more information please visit, http://www.linuxtag.org/2009/en/about/ueber-den-linuxtag.html

FOSSFA Study Tour to Berlin

In ten days five FOSSFA-members will embark on a study tour to Berlin Germany where a week full of appointments, events and receptions all on the topic Open Source awaits them.

During the week of the 22nd of June - 26th of June Berlin will become the Open Source Hub of Europe: The annual business oriented Linux Day, the academic Berlin Open congress, and LPI's 10th anniversary are only some of the Open Source events taking place in Berlins capital.

FOSSFA@e-Learning Africa

This years e-Learning Africa took place in Dakar, Senegal from the 27th - 29th of May. Athough this report is both belated and short it is worth mentioning the outstanding contributions FOSSFA-representatives made during this conference – the largest on ICT and Education in Africa.