Friday, August 19, 2016

The National Information Technology Uganda (NITA-U) in association with Ministry of ICT and Free Open Source Software Foundation for Africa (FOSSFA) is privileged to host the 7th African Conference on Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) and the Digital Commons 2016 with the theme “Open Source Solutions for Open Government & Open Data in Africa”


The conference will attract over 500 delegates from academia, policy makers, software developers, Innovators, Open source activists, researchers, investors, the private sector, ICT practitioners from all over the African continent and other parts of the world.


This makes it a great opportunity for Uganda to not only benefit from the exposure to latest applications, technologies, themes and trends, but also showcase its innovation, investment and tourism potential.


FOSS Conferences are aimed at providing an international forum for developers and also increase the awareness, integration and adoption of free and open source software (FOSS) in Africa within the theme emphasizing how such Free and Open Source solutions are being (can be) used to achieve Open Government and Open Data in Africa


The conference is a premier event for dissemination of ICT innovations within Africa and the global community. We trust that this Pan African Conference will be an excellent opportunity for you to contribute to and gain from such an event.



Why Participate in IDLELO7?


1000 African attendees expected in 2016.


Truly Open. IDLELO7 brings together Free Software Fans, Open Source Software Enthusiasts; Developers, Users, Vendors and ICT practitioners. FOSSFA brings the community together at this pan African event unlike anything else that you have seen.


15 Years after its inception,  by the African Union ICT Ministers, FOSSFA will share the involvement of African governments.  The FOSSFA State of the Open Report will share findings from the African Continent.


Regional Influence IDLELO7 is honored to host the COMESA Ministerial Summit, that will review member states’ commitment and progress to FOSS and the FOSS Model. Lessons from this will be shared with partners in MENA, ECOWAS and SADC for a truly African ripple effect.


As a FOSSFA event, IDLELO7 embraces open source practices and principles, with an open call for papers and talk selections being made by a program committee of industry thought leaders.


A significant number of IDLELO6 attendees were Students. The future of the African continent’s Open enthusiasts are nurtured at IDLELO.


Get In Touch:


IDLELO7 Secretariat Information Access Center, ICT House Kampala – Uganda






@idlelo | fb: /idlelo7


Tel: +256 776 260 201


+256 773 374 513  






National Information Technology Authority – Uganda (NITAU)

Palm Courts, Plot 7A, Rotary Avenue (Former Lugogo Bypass)

P.O. Box 33151, Kampala – Uganda  |  Telephone: +256-417-801038


Fax: +256 417-801050