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.
|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...|
|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...|
|ITOCA in collaboration with Albert R. Mann Library, Cornell University is pleased to announce the TEEAL Post-Graduate Research Paper Competition 2015 for post graduate students from six eligible African countries (Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Ghana, Nigeria, Tanzania and Uganda) to obtain TEEAL, The Essential Electronic Agricultural Library for their institution as well as prize money. TEEAL invi more...|
|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...
|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...|