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.


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FOSS Certification Planning Workshop: Part II - Ideas + Inputs for FOSS Certification Programme

Reasons for past challenges with international FOSS certifications in Africa


Several attempts to promote FOSS certification in Africa have been made in the past. However, at this point they are not widely known nor available in African countries. We discussed the possible reasons for past failures (which we want to avoid in the ict@innovation approach).

FOSS Certification Planning Workshop: Analysis of Issues

Training and Certification Criteria

Question to the group:

Which criteria do we need to consider when designing the ict@innovation FOSS certification programme? What are the issues regarding these criteria? And how do existing FOSS training and certification schemes meet these criteria?

Outcomes of the FOSS certification planning workshop

FOSS Certification Planning Workshop Overview

Date: 15 – 17 October 2008
Location: Sunnyside Park Hotel, Johannesburg
Number of Participants: 21 people, including facilitators
Countries: South Africa, Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Uganda, Ghana, Germany

Workshop Outline

The overall workshop objective was

ict@innovation in 2008

Looking back at the first year of the ict@innovation programme, we have updated the "Activities" section with an overview of programme milestones in 2008, and a brief outlook for next year. A summary of the outcomes of the FOSS certification planning workshop is one of the new pages added.

We would like to thank all of you, who have contributed to make the programme initiatives possible and successful. We wish all site visitors a very happy and merry Christmas, Season's Greetings and a happy New Year. Best Wishes for 2009!

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