InWEnt - Capacity Building International, Germany works with partners in Africa and Asia to provide advanced knowledge in Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs). The key objectives of its it@inwent programs are to strengthen IT sectors, foster vital innovations in ICTs for sustainable human development, and use ICTs as enabling tools for poverty reduction. it@inwent focuses on providing IT training and blended learning, fostering business opportunities and virtual networking, and promoting innovative ICT solutions such as free and open source software.
Our FOSS-programme in Africa: ict@innovation
ict@innovation - Capacity Building in Innovative Information and Communication Technologies through FOSS in Southern and East Africa
The ict@innovation programme supports the development of African ICT industries based on small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) capable of providing adapted applications and services to the public and private sector. The programme focuses on Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) as a key technology to drive innovation, add local value and create sustainable and affordable ICT-solutions. To this end, ict@innovation aims to enhance regional networking and to strengthen consulting capacities of regional and national ICT associations and training institutions as well as of other relevant change agents. For more information, see http://www.ict-innovation.org
Our FOSS-programme in Asia: it@foss
it@foss supports the development and application of local innovative software solutions and business models based on free and open source software (FOSS) in the ASEAN region. The initiative also features a "FOSS-Bridge EU-Vietnam - Joint Business through Free and Open Source Software (FOSS)". Its goal is to strengthen Southeast Asian software industries and to boost cooperation with Europe through innovative collaboration on FOSS and business development. For more information on it@foss, see http://www.it-foss.org ,for "FOSS-Bridge EU-Vietnam see http://www.fossbridge.org
Partners and parties interested in networking and participation in the three pillars of the ict@innovation programme such as ourTraining-of-Trainer pillar in "African FOSS business models".