• ITOCA-DAAD E-Resources Training 2022

    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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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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