October 18, 2005

Africa Source II

Category: Politics,Tech — @ 4:58 pm

If you are interested in or work on F/OSS, NGO’s and Africa, then this event, Africa Source2 may be for you. Over the years Tactical Tech have hosted these source camps, and from what I hear, with each passing event, they make sure the next one is even better.

Africa Source II -
Free and Open Source Software for Local Communities
Kalangala, Uganda – Jan 08-Jan 15, 2006
Please note that the deadline for sending in applications has been extended until October 24th, 2005.

We welcome applications from those working in Africa who are;
- campaigners, practitioners or project managers working within non-profits and interested in technology
- system administrators within NGOs, or acting as technical support to non-profits or community centres
- trainers and consultants to the non-profit sector, or those working in resource centres who are interested in technology

What is Africa Source II?
Africa Source II will be an eight day hands-on workshop aimed at building the technical skills of those working with and within NGOs on the continent. It will take place in one of the most beautiful parts of the Kalangala Island on Victoria Lake during the beginning of January 2006.
Africa Source II will focus on how technology, in particular Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) can be integrated into the project work of NGO’s. Over a hundred NGO Support Professionals and NGO Staff working at the local level across the region are expected at this meeting. Together with a handful of field leaders from Africa, Europe, North America and Asia, they will explore how technology can best serve the non-profit sector in Africa both in terms of access and content. I

We are still accepting applications! The deadline for sending in applications has been extended until October 24th, 2005.

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