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

Celebrate the creative generation

By Alex Gakuru - ASK THE YOUTH, they know everything, says a Chinese proverb. To confirm this, look at a new laptop's connection slots. Do they all make sense? Maybe not some of them but ask a 20-year old and surprise yourself. You might left wondering why the manufacturer ever bothered printing the long manuals when they could have simply instructed, “for help, ask the young.”

Videos on Free Software Business

FOSSBazaar has a bunch of videos by excellent speakers on free software business: 

 Via lwn.net:

Training Material Content Creation

The Content Creation Community (3C) Group

Working Context:

FOSS in Kenya

Find out what is happening on Free and Open Source Software in Kenya!

This informative documentary is a collaboration project of the local Free and Open Source Software community, including advocates, users, and developers. It includes expert interviews and current information on the developments with FOSS in Kenya, including participation by Eunice Kariuki - senior Kenya ICT Board representative. Watch the open documentary here: http://www.vimeo.com/2935184 !

FOSS Certification Planning Workshop: Part III - Programme Planning

The third workshop part focused on concrete recommendations by the workshop participants for the ict@innovation FOSS Certification programme. The outcomes provide building blocks as an input to detailed programme planning and development.

Short-Term and Long-Term Perspectives

  • The ideal vision of FOSS certification in Africa, and what would be feasible in the short term, within the duration of the remaining 2 years of the ict@innovation programme, diverged.