[AfrICANN-discuss] CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: "FOSS Business Models in Africa" - Training of Trainers in Oct 2011 in Nigeria

Fred Yeboah fredericky at aiti-kace.com.gh
Thu Aug 25 09:36:32 SAST 2011

    Wanted: Future Trainers on "FOSS Business Models in Africa"

    in Western Africa

      /Application Deadline is September 18, 2011///


/The programme/*ict at innovation* /invites applications for participating 
in the first regional Training of Trainers on "Free and Open Source 
Software (FOSS) Business Models" in Western Africa. This Training of 
Trainers is designed to enable interested people, institutions and 
businesses to act as trainers on the subject of building a business with 


/Participants will receive intensive training on FOSS Business Models in 
Africa, learn how ICT enterprises can use FOSS as a business, obtain 
necessary business skills to establish and operate a FOSS business in 
Africa, and acquire knowledge and skills to adopt FOSS training as a 
business. The main goal of the Training of Trainers is to share skills 
and qualifications to equip African ICT companies with the knowledge 
/needed to successfully integrate FOSS into their business.

Those who take part in the Training of Trainers will be expected to give 
trainings on FOSS Business Models a part of their regular business 
and/or teaching activities. Successful applicants will have convincingly 
demonstrated how they plan to carry out at least two trainings on the 
subject in their own country in 2012 or earlier, and how they make 
trainings on FOSS Business Models a permanent part of their business 
and/or teaching activities in the future.

      Topics covered in the Training of Trainers:

The Training of Trainers will primarily cover the following topics:

uModule 1: Introduction to Emerging FOSS Business Models 

uModule 2: African Business Models: Case Studies 

uModule 3: Communicating FOSS 

uModule 4: FOSS Specific Business Knowledge and Skills 

uModule 5: Introduction to General Business Skills 

uModule 6: FOSS Training 

For more information on content of the training materials please visit 

      Date and Location of the first regional Training of Trainers in
      Western Africa

*Workshop Date***


*For participants from:***



E-learning Phase

October 9 to 23, 2011

Attendance Phase:

October 24, 2011 to November 4, 2011 (Mondays to Fridays)


*Western Africa***


*  Abuja/Nigeria***

This Training of Trainers will consist of

§a full-time attendance phase of two weeks and

§a part-time e-learning phase of four weeks (minimum 1 hour a day 
between October 9 and 23

The working language will be English. For updates on dates and 
locations, please visit http://www.ict-innovation.fossfa.net.

      Profile of Participants/Participating Institutions

Please note that all participants and participating institutions must

§have a permanent residence in one of the above listed countries and

§be proficient in English.

Successful applicants will have the following background:

§ICT trainer or professional with an training institution (public or 
private), or

§ICT/ business lecturer at a higher education institution, or

§at least two years of experience in professional business development, or

§a lead person in focus group(s) targeting ICT companies / ICT 

We encourage applications by candidates who are associated with:

§a ICT training institution with IT/business programmes (public or private),

§a university/ higher education institution with IT/business programmes,

§a FOSS association or group / ICT and business association, or

§an ICT SMEs with significant potential to further disseminate the 
knowledge provided in the

trainings on a sustainable basis.

*Women are especially encouraged to apply. *

      Responsibilities of Participants and Participating Institutions

Participants and participating institutions are expected to:

§organise on their own at least two trainings on "/FOSS Business Models 
in Africa/" in their country in 2012 or earlier;

§integrate the training "/FOSS Business Models in Africa/" into their 
training portfolio or curriculum;

§assist in the localization/enhancement of training materials, by 
updating those materials and adapting them to specific local conditions 
and requirements;

§contribute to the training costs with a fee of US$ 50.00 and cover 
their own travel expenses. Travel grants may be available to successful 
applicants on request and sufficient justification. *ict at innovation* 
will cover the following costs: Meals, accommodation for non-local 
residents, training course. Please note that no daily allowance will be 

      Application procedure (Deadline: September 18, 2011)

§*Option 1*: Apply by completing an *online *application form

For individuals, please see: 

For institutions, please see: 


§*Option 2: *Apply by *emailing *the completed application form

Please download the application form at 
http://www.ict-innovation.fossfa.net/call-nigeria(or use forms 
below/attached) and email it to call2participate at it-inwent.org. 
<mailto:call2participate at it-inwent.org.%20>


§*Option 3: * Apply by*faxing *the completed application form

Please download the application form at 
http://www.ict-innovation.fossfa.net (or use forms below/attached), 
complete and fax it to +27(0)86 624 9181.

      Background of ict at innovation -- Creating Business and Learning
      Opportunities with Free and Open Source Software in Africa

The programme *ict at innovation* 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. The programme aims at 
enhancing regional networking and strengthening consulting capacities of 
regional and national ICT associations, training institutions, and other 
change agents. Funding partners are the German Ministry Federal Ministry 
for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and the Open Society 
Initiative for Southern Africa (OSISA). Please find more information at 
<http://www.ict-innovation.fossfa.net/> and in the programme brochure at 

/The programme *ict at innovation* is a partnership between/

§FOSSFA -- Free Software and Open Source Foundation for Africa [ 
http://www.fossfa.net ] and

§GIZ-- Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit [ 
http://www.giz.de ].

      Background -- Call for Participation inict at innovation's Advanced
      Training Programme

/The /*ict at innovation 
<http://www.ict-innovation.fossfa.net/>*//programme aims at building 
capacities for African small and medium ICT enterprises to build a 
business with Free and Open Source Software (FOSS). The project 
encourages the growth of African ICT industries through three main 
action lines: spreading FOSS business models for enterprises in Africa, 
fostering FOSS certification, and supporting innovative local FOSS 
applications for social and economic development. After successfull 
implemention in Eastern and Southern Africa since 2008, the programme is 
now to be expanded to Western Africa.

*Join ict at innovation <http://www.ict-innovation.fossfa.net/> and become 
a community member!*

You are invited to become a member of 
the*/ict//@//innovation/*//community. Just register on the 
http://www.ict-innovation.fossfa.net/, create a profile and indicate 
your interests and skills in FOSS. You may then contribute to the 
website's fora and wikis as well as exchange with other people who are 
interested in FOSS and/or involved in the 
/*ict*//*@*//*innovation*/ programme.


Best regards,
Fred. Yeboah
The Open Source Group,
Advanced Information Technology Institute (AITI),
(Ghana-India Kofi Annan Centre of Excellence in ICT)
Private Mail Bag, State House,
Accra - Ghana.

Fax:+233(030)2679549 | Mob:+233(026)4679822
Skype:yeboahfred | Gmail: fredyeboah

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