ITOCA (Information Training and Outreach Centre for Africa) is a capacity building organization aimed at enhancing information and communications technology (ICT) skills for African librarians, information specialists, scientists, researchers and students in Sub-Sahara Africa. Formerly, TEEAL Africa Office, ITOCA was established in February 1999 as a marketing and support office for Cornell University's Albert R. Mann Library TEEAL (The Essential Electronic Agricultural Library) programme for Africa . Now, ITOCA spearheads programme support for TEEAL, AGORA, HINARI and OARE in the region.

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PhD Winners of Round 1 Announced: TEEAL Research Paper Competition 2015!
ITOCA and the TEEAL Project are very excited to announce the outcome of the first round of the recent TEEAL Research Paper Competition, 2015!

A distinguished panel of three judges drawn from various universities has reviewed all the research papers.  Judging criteria included:  clarity of thesis development, methodology, quality of analysis, and completeness and diversit more...
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HINARI and HINARI Program Manager, Kimberly Parker receive top awards
Research4Life’s HINARI Wins MLA’s 2015 Louise M. Darling Medal for Outstanding Health Science Collection

HINARI Program Manager, Kimberly Parker receives the T. Mark Hodges International Service Award

Austin, Texas May 18th 2015 – The Medical Library Association and Research4Life partnership announced today that the HI more...
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ITOCA represented at the DW Global Media Forum - Bonn
Gracian Chimwaza represented ITOCA at the recently held The Deutsche Welle Global Media Forum (Deutsche Welle is Germany’s international broadcaster). This is a congress with international reach. Approximately 2,300 people attended from more than 130 nations. 

The title of the Congress was Media and Foreign Policy in the Digital Age and Gracian was a panelist at a works more...
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The Future of Knowledge Sharing in a Digital Age: Exploring Impacts and Policy Implications for Development
In 2014, the Institute of Development Studies (UK) conducted a horizon scanning research project to look at digital technologies and their potential impact on development in sub-Saharan Africa over the coming 15 years. Using Foresight methods – a range of horizon-scanning tools and approaches based on scenario development – this research gathered knowledge and insights from a ran more...
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Strengthening research and teaching capabilities in Sub-Saharan Africa
New ITOCA, IDS project seeks to strengthen research and teaching practices in Sub-Saharan Africa.

A new £2 million project launched this week seeks to strengthen research and teaching practices in Sub-Saharan Africa.

The African Universities’ Research Approaches programme (AURA), led by the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) in partners more...
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CTA is still accepting applications for small grants to purchase TEEAL sets.
Hurry and get your application submitted. The offer of funding has been extended to eligible institutions.

The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) has partnered with the TEEAL project of Cornell University in the United States to bring increased access to scholarly agricultural literature to qualifying more...

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