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

FOSS Business Workshop Day 2: Indicators and Risks

Summarized discussion points are added (> bullet points). == Indicators == 1. Number and relevance of captured business models, which are promising within African context * You first need to establish your baselines against which to measure your success. 2. Numbers of modules of open, relevant and hands-on training material 3. Number of intermediaries with improved knowledge base and problem solving abilities 4.

FOSS Business Workshop Day 2: Programme Objective and Activities

The summarized discussion points are added to each activity (> bullet points). == Pillar 1: African Business Models and Skills for ICT-based SMEs == == Performance Objective == ICT associations, their members, ICT-training institutions, universities as well as of other change agents of the ICT field know about regional best practices and compile examples of adapted business models and marketing-related skills in the field of Free and Open Source Software (FOSS).

FOSS Business Workshop Day 2: Roles in ict@innovation

* Steering InWEnt: Balthas Seibold, Petra Hagemann * Steering FOSSFA: James Wire Lunghabo * International Coordination: Andrea Goetzke, Geraldine de Bastion (newthinking communications) * African Coordinator: George Nyambuya * Advisory Board: Nnenna Nwakanma (FOSSFA), Thandikile Mbvundula (OSISA), Balthas Seibold (InWEnt), Petra Hagemann (InWEnt), John Maddog Hall (Linux Int.), Kim Tucker (Meraka Institute), Rishab Aiyer Ghosh (UNU-Merit) further African representatives TBD (from academia, business ...) * Programme Coordinators and trainers Pillar A, B, C: TBD (Tendering Process) * Strategic P

FOSS Business Planning Workshop Day 1: African FOSS Business Models

The topic of African FOSS Business Models was explored. What are good business models for FOSS in African countries? What are the experiences of participants?

FOSS Business Workshop

In several articles, we summarize the outcomes of the FOSS business planning workshop discussions (as recalled afterwards). The text was initially in a wiki format, to provide an opportunity for the community to share comments, edits, additions and further thoughts and ideas. The workshop outcomes were first published on the Wikieducator, before they were moved here to the ict@innovation portal.