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

The 5th African Conference on FOSS and the Digital Commons to be hosted by Open Source Foundation for Nigeria in Abuja

The Idlelo 5 conference on FOSS and the Digital Commons took place from March 19th – March 23rd, 2012 in Abuja, Nigeria. The IDLELO Conference, themed “Open Source Solutions for achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)”, is a premier international forum on Free and Open Source Software in Africa and is therefore an especially important event for any ICT programme.

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Ict@innovation participant or partner? Join the Group "Alumni of ict@innovation" on the Alumni Portal Germany!

Have you participated in training-of-trainer courses of ict@innovation or in one of its network-ing events? Are you a partner or friend of the FOSSFA/GIZ programme "ict@innovation"? Then you are cordially invited to join the new group "Alumni of ict@innovation " on the Alumniportal Germany. This will enable you to:

... link up with all fellow trainers, participants, partners & friends of ict@innovation


We are proud to announce to this community that training on LPI Certification has already started at Bugema University. We started January 30th and Match 19th 2012 will be our grand passing-out of the first Linux-Certified professionals according to our training schedule.

This training is conducted at Bugema University Kampala Campus every Mondays at 4:30 pm to 8:00pm.

Target group and enrollment procedure for this first training

Ushahidi becomes more popular

The Kenyan FOSS based crowdsourcing and incident reporting application Ushahidi is getting great publicity. The application that came out during one of the darkest times in Kenya's history is shining star in Kenya's tech space. See this article that discusses more about its application in other parts of the world.