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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.
|ITOCA is looking for six self-motivated and energetic Information/ICT professionals based in the six listed countries (Burkina Faso/Ethiopia/Ghana/Nigeria/Tanzania/Uganda). The candidates should have excellent research, training, facilitation and presentation skills. They should be friendly, responsible and are able to regularly travel nationally and within the regions for project assignment more...|
|ITOCA and the Librarians Without Borders®/Medical Library Association will be conducting distance learning courses for HINARI, AGORA and OARE. The courses will be taught from 21 September to 25 October via the ITOCA Moodle Server. All the courses will be offered in English. (We are planning separate courses in French and Portuguese for HINARI and French for AGORA.& more...|
|ITOCA has an internship programme aimed at Library and Information Science (LIS) students or recent graduates. Interns are involved in several LIS and development programmes. They work under the supervision of a senior ITOCA programme officer. The duration of an internship is 6 - 12 months. Apply to firstname.lastname@example.org|
|In January 2013 Partnerships in Health Information (Phi) in collaboration with the Association for Health Information & Libraries in Africa (AHILA) announced two small grants to support health librarians/ health information professionals in carrying out a small project of their choosing. |
The grants were aimed to build on the several Public Access to Health Information ( more...
|The Access to Research for Development and Innovation (ARDI) programme is coordinated by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) together with its partners in the publishing industry with the aim to increase the availability of scientific and technical information in developing countries. ITOCA has been partnering with WIPO to provide training in the following workshops dur more...|
|The Kenya workshop, held at the Silver-springs Hotel in Nairobi during 27-30 May 2013 was for Masters and PhD scholars sponsored by DAAD – the German Academic Exchange Service. The students are based at several universities in Kenya and the region. Christoph Hansert, Director - DAAD Regional Office for Africa, gave the opening address to the twenty four participants who attended the 4- more...|
|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...|