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  • ORCID’s Global Participation Fund

    We are excited to announce that the call for proposals for ORCID’s Global Participation Fund grants will be open soon! The GPF grants aim to increase the visibility of researchers and research institutions in the Global South, and to improve equity of access to ORCID.

    We are delighted to share that our first call for proposals for the GPF grants will be open soon! For more information about the GPF, including eligibility, timelines, and evaluation process, visit our website: https://info.orcid.org/gpf-details




  • ITOCA-DAAD E-Resources Training 2022_ August Virtual Workshops

    The ITOCA team have concluded the practical component by hosting 13 virtual classes for the ITOCA DAAD E-resources Training, and as a team we are proud to say we had an excellent time training and interacting with all the groups of scholars. All thanks to the scholars for taking part in the training and congratulations to them. We mark the ITOCA DAAD E-resources Training 2022 as successfully completed.

    Virtual Workshop: Class 13 Participants, 29 - 31 August 2022



  • ITOCA-DAAD E-Resources Training 2022_ July Virtual Workshops

    ITOCA is conducting a blended learning training programmes for The German Academic Exchange Service (Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst - DAAD) scholarship holders in selected African countries. The learning programme aims to train students on how to effectively access and utilize available electronic library resources to enhance the quality of their research studies. Since the beginning of July, the ITOCA team has conducted 9 virtual classes and still have four classes coming up for the month of August.

    Virtual Workshop: Class 6 Participants, 27 - 29 July 2022


  • ITOCA-ORCID Introductory Webinar

    We are glad to announce a special ITOCA-ORCID Introductory Webinar for researchers and organizations which will be hosted in Portuguese. If you are Portuguese speaking and would like to know how ORCID can benefit you as a researcher or how it can benefit your organisation/institute make sure you register to join. Participe através do link Zoom na descrição
    https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUrdeqsqzsrHtYdQZN8QJ7ejlVUsQO-uZ51?fbclid=IwAR2BysHsddkCAQXHszVnTtTjqMqWZ15KarLbqsawAzTcQpL-M2tfrUnVVro
    Date : 20 de setembro de 2022 Das 2:00 PM às 3:00 PM CAT
    Após o registro, você receberá um e-mail de confirmação com informações sobre se pode participar da reunião






  • Happy Women's Month 2022

    ITOCA as a capacity development organization,

    would like to celebrate this month by encouraging

    women to know their value and worth in society.






  • Executive Director of ITOCA, Dr. Gracian Chimwaza is the new Chair of Research4Life Executive Council

    Changing of the guard at Research4Life, July 2022: After 2 years as Chair of the Research4Life Executive Council, Ylann Schemm hands the ceremonial partnership bell to the new Chair, Gracian Chimwaza, Executive Director of ITOCA, Read More.


  • Awareness-raising, Knowledge-sharing & Resource Mobilisation

    The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and ITOCA organized and delivered a regional event sensitizing key actors in countries to promote responsible investment and decent employment of youth in agriculture and help them become agri-entrepreneurs. The event was held from the 29th to the 30th of June in Dakar, Senegal.

    Dakar, Senegal, 29 - 30 June 2022


  • ORCID Partners with ITOCA to bring awareness to the unique persistant digital identifier (an ORCID iD) to Africa

    ORCID

    is a not-for-profit organization that enables transparent and trustworthy connections between researchers, their contributions, and affiliations by providing an identifier for individuals to use with their name as they engage in research, scholarship, and innovation activities.

    ORCID's work is open, transparent, and non-proprietary. They are guided by the principles of privacy and researcher control, and the vision of identifier-enabled research information infrastructure.





  • ITOCA has turned 23!!

    We have had twenty-three exciting years providing, promoting and building capacity for scientists, researchers, practitioners and information professionals on the use of electronic resources and digital tools in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA).

    We would like to extend our gratitude to all our partners, clients and staff for their support.


    Happy 23rd anniversary ITOCA!

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Who We Are

ITOCA (Information Training & Outreach Centre for Africa) is a capacity building organisation aimed at enhancing information and communications technology (ICT) skills for scientists, researchers, librarians/ information specialists, academics and students focusing on the African continent.

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Formerly, TEEAL Africa Office, the ITOCA learning centre 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 Research4Life (AGORA, Hinari, OARE, ARDI and GOALI) and TEEAL in the region.











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