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

WANTED: Co-editors for materials on FOSS Business Models in Africa

Are you interested in developing training materials that make the case for exciting new business models in the area of Free and Open Source Software in Africa? Are you an African expert in the creation of training material and the teaching of business models?

Then respond to this call by *November 25* to become part of an exciting programme to build African FOSS businesses.

ict@innovation: Call for training institutions for FOSS Business Models

ict@innovation is currently gathering a group of African training institutions that are interested in joining in the regional trainings on African Business Models based on Free and Open Source Software (FOSS). The training institutions can be universities, vocational training centers, private training organizations or consultancy businesses in Southern and East Africa in the field of IT and/or business. Participants are expected to integrate a course on FOSS business models in Africa in their training portfolio.

Just read a good book by a good geek

Below are some thoughts on a book written by Philip Machanick. He is one of the authors of the early documents (2002) on the South African FOSS policy (http://www.naci.org.za/floss/index.html).

Kenyan skunkworks@innovation for business

On Saturday 4 th October we held Kenya's first ICT Open Day dubbed “Skunkworks@innovation”. The event was very successful in bring together technical people, business community, and government in one room to sample local innovations and explore business opportunities therein. Over twenty local companies that submitted their demo products briefs and qualified were allocated presentation tables/slots.

skunkworks@innovation - Local Kenyan Software

The Kenyan organization Skunkworks organized an ICT Open Day today, Oct. 4th, 08, in Nairobi. The event featured a variety of local (mostly open source) software projects and their developers -

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