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Project ID: 1319188230
Entity: Japan - United Nations University Institute of Advanced Studies (UNU-IAS)
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Activity: Impact of Free and Open Source Software for Sustainable Development in Sub-Saharan Africa (FOSSINA)
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Activity description: 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.
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Entity from: Asia and Pacific - Japan
Geographical coverage of the activity: Regional
WSIS action lines related to this activity:
Theme 4. Capacity building
Related MDGs:
MDG 1. Eradicate poverty and hunger
MDG 7. Ensure environmental sustainability
MDG 8. Develop a global partnership for development
Activity type: Project
Time scale: Ongoing: 01/09/2010 - 31/08/2012
Partners: 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


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