Wanted: Future trainers on “Free & Open Source Business Models for Africa” in East and Southern Africa!

– Are you interested in building a successful business in Free/Open Source Software (FOSS), and in helping others to do the same?

– Do you have a solid background in business and FOSS?

– Do you have experience in training others, and/or are you part of a training institution?

Then respond by MAY 30 to 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 project site

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 InWEnt. The full text of the Call for Participants, including instructions on how to apply, is HERE