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Open Source Try Out Party

The OpenSourceZambia group is hosting a party and you are invited. That’s right! A party to try out open source software. The event will be held at the Secretariat, Computer Village at 17:30. (See how to get to Computer Village) On the party time line or agenda for the evening are: Talk about the Secretariat and […]

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Open Source Zambia Developers Community

Open-source Zambia (OSZ) is a group of people, enthusiastic about free/libre/open-source software (FLOSS). FLOSS is software that is sometimes available at no charge and most importantly it is software that gives freedom to view and modify the source code. It is often high quality software that (most importantly) is developed by a community rather than […]

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Southern Africa Postal Administrators invest in ICTs

The call by the Zambian government to urge Postal administrators in the Southern African region to invest in Information Communication technologies for them to provide value added products and services to their countries is valid. Press reports show that Deputy Minister of Communications and Transport, Mubika Mubika said this in Siavonga on Monday June 17 […]

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Chapter 2.4 : ICT Sector

The  ICT  sector  is  represented  by  a  four-tier  system,  namely  policymaking,  legal and  regulatory framework, operators and consumers (end users). Policy Making The Policy making machinery in the country is an important component shaping the ICT industry. Given the crosscutting nature of ICT, all line ministries, legislators, traditional leaders, co-operating partners, public sector, private sector, […]

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Chapter 2.2 : Education, Research and Development

The Zambian education system especiallyinpublic schools is characterised by low ICT adoption rates.  There are over 6,000 public schools out of which very few have ICT subjects as part of the curriculum.  In 1998, the Ministry of Education started an initiative to introduce camputer studies in selected secondary schools.  The results have not been as […]

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