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The Event: IDLELO 6 - Nairobi, Kenya

IDLELO is a Southern Africa word meaning "Common Grazing Ground". Idlelo captures the essence of FOSSFA's existence as well as the fundamental objective of the conference. The Conference is a forum for inclusive deliberations, assessments, strategies, and implementation of ICT policy, innovation, and trends. IDLELO-6 is the sixth in the sequel with previous occurrences in South Africa,Senegal,Ghana,and Nigeria respectively.

The primary goal of IDLELO-6 is to increase the awareness, integration and adoption of free and open source software (FOSS) in Africa within the IDLELO-6 theme emphasising how such Free and Open Source solutions are being (can be) used to achieve Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) by 2015.

When and Where


The Organizers have provided a comprehensive list of recommended Hotels and their rates here. ** Please note that the rates are in Kenyan Shillings (KES) **.


We can expect from the organizer:

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The Programme

MONDAY, 19th
Time Activity
08:00-13:00 Community Summit
14:00-19:00 FOSSFA Assembly General of Members
14:00-19:00 Abuja Tour
Time Activity
09:00-10:00 Open Session
10:00-11:30 Official Opening Ceremony
12:00-13:00 Keynotes
14:00-16:00 High-level panel on Open Data
16:00-18:00 Creative and Digital Commons
19:00-21:00 Awards and Gala Night
Time Activity
09:00-10:00 Poverty Alleviation Track: Keynote
10:00-12:45 Parallel sessions of Poverty Alleviation Track:
  • Business
  • Mobile
  • Women & Youth
  • Agriculture
14:00-14:30 Key Product presentation on Mobile Solutions and Business
14:45-17:00 Hand-On Trainings and Demos
Time Activity
09:00-10:00 Education, E-Learning and Open Education Resources Track: Keynote
10:00-12:45 Parallel sessions of Education Track:
  • Open Education Resources
  • FOSS in Schools
  • E-Learning
  • Partner/Sponsored Session
14:00-14:30 Product presentation
14:45-17:00 Hand-On Trainings and Demos
FRIDAY, 23rd
Time Activity
09:00-10:00 Health Track: Keynote
09:30-11:30 Hand-On Trainings and Demos
11:30-12:30 Official Closing
12:45-> Abuja Tour
This is important
The above is a "Work In Progress" Programme Framework taken from the IDLELO website and may change at any moment before the event.


Two Fedora Ambassadors are poised to attend:



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