Fufu and FOSSFA

I’m in Accra, Ghana, blogging from the Kofi Annan Centre of Excellence in ICT, which truly is world-class. I’ve been a guest facilitator at an event called MediaFOSS, which has been put together by the Free Software and Open Source Foundation for Africa (FOSSFA), and have been presenting trainings on Campsite and Campcaster (and showing how the two can work together to enable radio stations to serve audio on demand).

What I haven’t been able to do yet is wander around Accra; the program has been jam-packed, and I’ve been pretty wiped out at the end of the day. Hopefully that will change tomorrow, when the event finishes up. As with most open source events I’ve gone to, I’ve met some extremely cool people doing some very cool work. Hopefully when I get a bit more time I’ll be able to go into some detail in another post about some of the things that have been going on with open source in Africa.

Luckily for me,  I’ve been able to sample some of Ghana’s cuisine through the catering the Centre has arranged. Today, for example, I had a chance to try fufu, which is sort of like the Ghanaian version of knedliky, a sticky, pasty roll of pounded cassava and plantain. Think of really sticky mashed potatoes or of bramborove knedliky, and you’ll be pretty close.

2 thoughts on “Fufu and FOSSFA

  1. there’s this ghana joint in downtown berkeley that i go to once in a while and i remember one time getting this dish that was akin to a giant bowl of snot. man, i hate okra so much. . .

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