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

Newsletter of March - Bulletin de Mars : Special Idlelo

Dear All,

I am currently working on the newsletter  of FOSSFA and it will be a special one since Idlelo was the main event of March.

So feel free to send me your inputs (thoughts, pictures, etc.) or quotes that you will like to share (you can let me know if you want to write about something special).

Have an excellent week.


Bonjour à tous,

ict@innovation meets Nigerian Minister of Technology and Communication

Last Tuesday, Mrs. Omobola Johnson, Honourable Minister of Communication Technology of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, opened  the 5th African Conference on FOSS and the Digital Commons (IDLELO 5) in  Abuja, Nigeria. Shortly after she was introduced to the ict@innovation programme at the conference exhibition by Mr. Dele Ajisomo - one of those trainers who recently gave the "Training of Trainers on African FOSS Business Models" in Abuja, Nigeria.

[Idlelo5] Ict@innovation Meeting Agenda

Hi All,

 There will be a meeting on Thursday, 22nd March 2012 during Idlelo 5 (www.idlelo.net), regarding ict@innovation's communities (mainly FBT and FOSS Certification).

Please find attached the agenda and feel free to send your questions, ideas, doubts to cem@fossfa.net.

 We wish to see you (for those who will bw able to make it) tomorrow and/or thursday.

Thank you in advance.


Linux Professional Institute announces “Linux Essentials” Program

“Certificate of Achievement” introduces new users and youth to Linux and Open Source Software -

German Government funds German-African research partnerships to build ICT study courses in Africa

The German Government via its Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) released a call to fund research partnerships between German Research institutions and partners in Subsaharan Africa. One of the main goals is to build  African ICT study courses and to fund exploratory measures / pilot measures in  "Applied information and communication technologies (ICT)"  via German-African research partnerships.