call for participants: Future trainers on „Free & Open Source Business Models for Africa“ in East and Southern Africa

If some one is interested in building a successful business in Free/Open Source Software
(FOSS), and in helping others to do the same and have a solid background in business and FOSS and have experience in training others, and/or is part of a training institution, then (s)he can 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

The ict@innovation programme, a partnership between FOSSFA and InWEnt, is looking for
African experts and institutions wanting to become qualified trainers on the subject of
building businesses with FOSS. Trainers have the opportunity of incorporating FOSS
business training into their institution’s curriculum and/or developing FOSS business
training as a new revenue stream.

You have the opportunity to:

  • thoroughly deepen your knowledge about doing business with FOSS
  • become a trainer on the subject of building businesses with FOSS
  • establish FOSS business training as a revenue stream, and incorporate FOSS business
    training into your
    institution’s curriculum
  • become part of an exciting community of African FOSS experts and businesspeople

InWEnt in collaboration with FOSSFA is organizing four Trainings of Trainers (ToT) in
four different Eastern and Southern Africa countries. Held between July and October 2009,
each of these trainings will consist of a presential full-time phase of two weeks, and be
accompanied by 4-6 weeks of part-time online training.

These trainings are offered at no cost beyond a minimal registration fee. Applicants will
usually have to bear their own travel costs. Board and accommodation will be paid for by


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