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The Event: IDLELO 5 - Abuja, Nigeria

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. IDLELO5 is the fifth in the sequel with previous occurrences in South Africa, Kenya, Senegal and Ghana respectively.

The primary goal of IDLELO5 is to increase the awareness, integration and adoption of free and open source software (FOSS) in Africa within the IDLELO5 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 Nigerian Naira (NGN) **.


We can expect from the organizer:

  • Space (4 Square-meters)
  • Two chairs
  • One Table
  • One spot light
  • Branded Facial
  • Electric Socket (Power Outlet)
  • Two conference passes

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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