Impact of Free and Open Source Software for Sustainable Development in Sub-Saharan Africa (FOSSINA)

Details of the organization
United Nations University Institute of Advanced Studies (UNU-IAS)
Japan
International organizations

Information about the project
Impact of Free and Open Source Software for Sustainable Development in Sub-Saharan Africa (FOSSINA)
Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) is impacting all aspects of ICT, ranging from supporting core ICT infrastructure to the development and deployment of e-learning, e-health, e-government, and e-commerce applications. The technology has great potential in empowering individuals and communities and enabling diverse talents and cultures to collaborate with technology partners of their choice at an unprecedented rate. Developing countries are experiencing a gradual shift towards Open Source technologies and services. The FOSSINA project aims to investigate the potential impact of FOSS for sustainable development in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Regional implementation
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Ongoing from 01/09/2010 to 31/08/2012
The Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS), the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS), Tokyo, and the Unite Nation University (UNU-IAS), Japan

WSIS information
* Capacity building
  • Eradicate poverty and hunger
  • Ensure environmental sustainability
  • Develop a global partnership for development
  • Project
The project is being considered as contributing to the objectives of the ITU Connect the World initiative? No