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FOSS and Health Sciences??

When i said to the interview panel, that my mistake to applied for the wrong position, was in part, because i had not seen the job advert physically, i hoped, beyond hope - that i had not dug my own grave.
Day 2, and i am getting into the nitty gritty of what i believe to be East Africa's first Health Sciences University whose IT Infrastructure is 100% (well, almost) FOSS.

African Foss Business Models training at Idlelo

Idlelo pre-conference training in Accra, Ghana from 14th to 15th May 2010!

The ict@innovation program invites to participate in a Training of Trainers on “African FOSS Business Models”. The training is designed to enable interested persons, institutions and businesses to act as trainers on the subject of building a business with Free and Open Source Software (FOSS).


Participants will

Call for Training of Trainers published -- apply now!

Wanted: Future trainers on “Free & Open Source Business Models for
Africa” in East and Southern Africa!

    Application Deadline is May 30, 2009.

Are you interested in building a successful business in Free/Open
Source Software (FOSS), and in helping others to do the same?

Do you have a solid background in business and FOSS?

Do you have experience in training others, and/or are you part of
a training institution?

Then respond by MAY 30 to become part of an exciting training
programme on building businesses with Free/Open Source Software.


The call for participants in the Training of Trainers is now open
at http://ict-innovation.fossfa.net/call.

ict@innovation: Training of Trainers: Topics

Overview of African FOSS Business Models Training Contents

The ict@innovation Advanced African FOSS Business course is modular, hands on, and based on real-life FOSS business problems, issues and scenarios in African IT-SME. You as participants will be able to engage in practical exercises such as designing a business plan for a sample project and designing, revising and localizing training materials.

Ideas on African FLOSS Business Models


Learning Objectives:


To understand some of the various services and solutions offered by ICT-Based SMEs in Africa.


To know the types of FOSS clientèle in Africa
To understand how clients needs can be addressed by FOSS.


To know the types of FOSS solutions that can be offered in Africa.


To see the advantages and challenges FOSS can present to clients and startup businesses.


To understand barriers of entry into FOSS business in Africa (FOSS licenses--lower).

Ideas on African FLOSS Business Models


Learning Objectives:


To understand some of the various services and solutions offered by ICT-Based SMEs in Africa.


To know the types of FOSS clientèle in Africa
To understand how clients needs can be addressed by FOSS.


To know the types of FOSS solutions that can be offered in Africa.


To see the advantages and challenges FOSS can present to clients and startup businesses.


To understand barriers of entry into FOSS business in Africa (FOSS licenses--lower).

Training Material Content Creation

The Content Creation Community (3C) Group

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