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The new training handbook: "ict@innovation: Free your IT-Business in Africa!"A starting point ...

The new training handbook: "ict@innovation: Free your IT-Business in Africa!"A starting point for new businesses and Open Source in Africa: The ict@innovation programme is happy to announce the launch of the handbook: "ict@innovation: Free your IT-Business in Africa!" and its release for free download. The handbook is a compilation of open training materials and includes numerous successful business models suited to the African context are presented and explained, such as Software Selection, Software Installation, FOSS Training, Maintenance and Support, Software / Systems Migration, Consultancy, Software Localization and Internalization, FOSS Customization as well as Technical / Legal Certification. Eight in-depth case studies of successful African IT-businesses give concrete avenues for Free and Open Source business models that work in Africa. Other key sections focus on Knowledge and Skills for FOSS Entrepreneurs such as communication and business skills and on FOSS Training as a Business in Africa. The training handbook has been collaboratively developed by more than 50 FOSS experts from Africa and beyond, who have contributed their expertise and helped put together this wealth of knowledge. The United Nations University Maastricht Economic and Social Research and training centre on Innovation and Technology (UNU-MERIT) and the Ghana-India Kofi Annan Centre of Excellence in ICT (AITI-KACE) have been overseeing this process and in charge of the thematic guidance and organisation. The hanbook has been developed as part of the initiative ict@innovation, a partnership of FOSSFA (Free Software and Open Source Foundation for Africa) and InWEnt - Capacity Building International of Germany, funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).

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