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

Content Creation Workshop

workshop.pic.01.jpgOn March 10-12, 2009, more than 20 people gathered in Nairobi, Kenya, for the ict@innovation Content Creation Workshop. Hosted at Strathmore University, the group of experts came together for three days of intense work on training materials on the subject of African FOSS business models.

Keeping the options open - Open source for trade and industry article

The UK Public Review has accepted and published : Keeping the Options Open in their Online Review.  Here

There are also plans underway to explore the place of FOSS in business solutions in the light of the current global financial crunch..

Will be willing to talk with anyone willing to talk with me on this..


FLOSS Market: When Government is a buyer

A friend of mine, a web developer, doing business with government once told me ‘business is slow but I can not complain.’ incongruous as it may sound, it is a very typical response among business people around here. ‘Sometime I only have one job in three months but when I do, I am paid in advance and a lot more than what others pay me’ he added. Well, wow! This is the market. But does Government really pay that well?

Ideas on African FLOSS Business Models


Learning Objectives:


To understand some of the various services and solutions offered by ICT-Based SMEs in Africa.


To know the types of FOSS clientèle in Africa
To understand how clients needs can be addressed by FOSS.


To know the types of FOSS solutions that can be offered in Africa.


To see the advantages and challenges FOSS can present to clients and startup businesses.


To understand barriers of entry into FOSS business in Africa (FOSS licenses--lower).

Ideas on African FLOSS Business Models


Learning Objectives:


To understand some of the various services and solutions offered by ICT-Based SMEs in Africa.


To know the types of FOSS clientèle in Africa
To understand how clients needs can be addressed by FOSS.


To know the types of FOSS solutions that can be offered in Africa.


To see the advantages and challenges FOSS can present to clients and startup businesses.


To understand barriers of entry into FOSS business in Africa (FOSS licenses--lower).

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