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Content Creation Workshop on "African FOSS Business Models"

On March 10-12, 2009, more than 20 people gathered in Nairobi, Kenya, for the ict@innovation Content Creation Workshop. Hosted at Strathmore University, the group of experts came together for three days of intense work on training materials on the subject of African FOSS business models.

More information on the workshop is available here.

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.

Call for Training of Trainers

Wanted: Future trainers on “FOSS Business Models for Africa” in East and Southern Africa

Application Deadline for the 4th Regional Training of Trainers in Maputo, Mozambique (19-30 October 2009)

 

is 31st August 2009

 

Content Creation Workshop

workshop.pic.01.jpgOn March 10-12, 2009, more than 20 people gathered in Nairobi, Kenya, for the ict@innovation Content Creation Workshop. Hosted at Strathmore University, the group of experts came together for three days of intense work on training materials on the subject of African FOSS business models.

Content Creation Workshop

workshop.pic.01.jpgOn March 10-12, 2009, more than 20 people gathered in Nairobi, Kenya, for the ict@innovation Content Creation Workshop. Hosted at Strathmore University, the group of experts came together for three days of intense work on training materials on the subject of African FOSS business models.

Keeping the options open - Open source for trade and industry article

The UK Public Review has accepted and published : Keeping the Options Open in their Online Review.  Here

There are also plans underway to explore the place of FOSS in business solutions in the light of the current global financial crunch..

Will be willing to talk with anyone willing to talk with me on this..


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).

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 AfricaTo 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).
To know some profitable service sectors

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Celebrate the creative generation

By Alex Gakuru - ASK THE YOUTH, they know everything, says a Chinese proverb. To confirm this, look at a new laptop's connection slots. Do they all make sense? Maybe not some of them but ask a 20-year old and surprise yourself. You might left wondering why the manufacturer ever bothered printing the long manuals when they could have simply instructed, “for help, ask the young.”

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