Africa Source II – Free and Open Source Software for Local Communities

Translate lead the localisation track during AfricaSource.  One of our participants Solomon Gizaw went on to complete a PhD in Localisation at the Localisation Research Centre, University of Limerick, Ireland.

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Thee South African’s: Hilton Theuinson – TuxLabs, Charles Majola – Ubuntu, Dwayne Bailey – Translate

Africa Source II was an eight day hands-on workshop aimed at building the technical skills of those working with and within NGOs on the continent. It took place in one of the most beautiful parts of the Kalangala Island on Victoria Lake 8-15 January 2006.

 

Africa Source II focussed on how technology, in particular Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) can be integrated into the project work of NGO’s. Over a hundred thirty NGO Support Professionals and NGO Staff working at the local level across the region were present at this meeting. Together with a handful of field leaders from Africa, Europe, North America and Asia, they explored how technology can best serve the non-profit sector in Africa both in terms of access and content.

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