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


    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.

  • The International Congress of Medical Librarianship (ICML)

    and the

    Association for Health Information and Libraries in Africa (AHILA)

    are pleased to invite you to the ICML + AHILA Congress 2022 which will be held on the 15-19 March 2022 both virtually and in-person in Gauteng, South Africa.

    The congress brings together medical librarians and other health information professionals, academics, researchers, and others from related disciplines.

    For more information please click here

  • ICML+AHILA Congress 2022: Register here

  • ITOCA has turned 22!!

    We have had twenty-two 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 22nd anniversary ITOCA!

  • Celebrating 22 years of research and training excellency!

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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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