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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,

[Idlelo5] Ict@innovation Meeting Agenda

Hi All,

 There will be a meeting on Thursday, 22nd March 2012 during Idlelo 5 (, 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

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

Thank you in advance.


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.

Linux Essentials Exam Item Writing workshop


Strathmore University
Ole Sangale Road Madaraka Estate
Phone: +254722955831
This is a volunteer workshop sponsored by LPI and hosted by LPI East Africa to contribute to the developement of the just launched Linux Essentials certification. Invited participants will be contributing exm items to be included in the Linux Essentials exam which will debut in June 2012.
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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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Linux Essentials QA Session


COSS Offices,S7 Building
Phone: +256 753 222 842

COSS - - has organized a 3 hour QnA event on Linux Essentials and other Linux Certification courses that are now available to Ugandans.
Everyone is invited to attend. Please share this with your contacts in Uganda.

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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


The catholic University of Easter Africa is launching its first LPIC-1 training schedule on 12th February 2012.
This is a follow-up to the Linux Pre-certification training that  the we conducted in December 2011 which was organized to demystify Linux.
So far we have 15 students registered to start.
Our goal with this program is to ensure that all students undertaking Computer Science at the university undergo LPIC-1 training and at least 20% become LPIC-1 certified.


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