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African FOSS Business

<i><b>This section provides news on Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) for Business in Africa and ict@innovation programme activities in this area. All ict@innovation blog articles categorized as “FOSS Business” are aggregated here. You can subscribe to this page via RSS Feed by clicking on the icon at the bottom of this page. </i></b>

School in Mozambique goes Linux

I recently got good news from Mozambique, where Celso Timana from CENFOSS is building up Linux capacity from the ground. In cooperation with the German NGO “Linux4Africa”, he just opened a classroom with 23 Computers running Edubuntu and a X2GO Server at Maputos Malhazine Secondary School in Maputo.

Trainers' Space

This Trainers space aims to provide help for your National Training!

For a complete overview in pdf-format, please check the "Community-based Support Package for Trainers of African FOSS Business Models (FBT) - "Free your IT-Business in Africa" attached below.

To help you conduct your training, you may also like to use any of the following ICT@Innovation training facilities and links:

1. Marketing Materials and Guidelines for Trainers

Africa and Europe join forces in Training on Free Technology

More networking of African IT specialists with Europe and joint building of advanced training materials – this is what a new partnership of FOSSFA's and GIZ’s ict@innovation programme with the Europe-wide ‘Free Technology Academy’ (FTA) is all about. The Free Technology Academy (FTA), financially supported by the Life Long Learning programme (LLP) of the European Commission, is a collaboration between the Netherlands-based Free Knowledge Institute and three European universities.

FBT Self-Governance

Mission Statement:(Proposed Draft)

To formulate a sustainable model for the FBT and ICT@ innovation brand/portal,which will in turn

i) make the certification visible and a brand in Africa

ii) Help us further sustain our FBT in our organisations/universities


1. Objective 1: To come up with a a way forward roadmap as defined in the evaluation workshop. Please check and contribute to the 

ict@innovation Advanced African FOSS Business Training workshop – Workshop Report now available !!!

This is a follow up to the earlier blog posts reporting on the SA ict@innovation Advanced African FOSS Business Training workshop.

There have been numerous blog posts about this workshop providing most of the bits and pieces on what we have been doing over there, as well on the outcomes achieved during those days.

For you reading convenience, and to have all relevant information within a single document, Fred and I have put together a consolidated workshop report which can be found below attached!

ict@innovation Advanced African FOSS Business Training workshop – some extracts

The video has been recorded alongside the “ict@innovation Advanced African FOSS Business Training workshop”, organized by InWEnt SA, at Wits University in Johannesburg SA from November 29th to December 1st in 2010.

Advanced African FOSS Business Trainings – The Way Forward on Youtube

At this short interview Isaac Kigen is briefly describing “The Way Forward” of the Advanced African FOSS Business Trainings (FBT) and the FBT Community itself. The FBT initially started as a project managed by a contracted project team, but has now grown into a vivid community of trainers, entrepreneurs and practitioners from Southern and East Africa and beyond. This also means that the FBT community would need a different governing structure that allows it to act and decide on their own behalf and needs.

60 Seconds Youtube Sessions: News on Advanced African FOSS Business Trainings

This set of interviews will provide you with the latest news on national FOSS Business Trainings that have been or are about to be given throughout Southern and East Africa!


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