Superb Training Courses And Learning Opportunities

Research4Life/TEEAL Programmes Courses

ITOCA has trained over 20,000 academic and research professionals in information literacy courses focusing mainly on the use of e-resources under the Research4Life, TEEAL and CEPD Programme in the last 18 years, more than 200 courses have been delivered in about 30 Sub-Saharan African countries. The courses are funded through contracts with collaborating partners such as the Rockefeller Foundation, Cornell University, CTA, DAAD, FAO, IDS, UNEP, WHO and WIPO. They are largely hosted by local universities and research centres and the courses are tailored to meet the needs of the participating professionals.

The course design and curricula constitutes student-centred learning approaches, hands-on exercises and building facilitation skills for the participants aimed at helping them go back to their institutions and train their colleagues, clients and students.

Marketing and Outreach Programmes

ITOCA spearheads outreach and marketing activities for the TEEAL and Research4Life programmes across Africa. It is engaged by Cornell University-Mann Library and the UN agencies (FAO, WHO, UNEP, WIPO) to promote, train and provide technical support for the information access programmes TEEAL, AGORA, HINARI, OARE and ARDI respectively.

With an extensive network of over 35 representatives and liaisons across the continent, ITOCA manages to provide on-the-ground coverage of the needs in ICT for development in Africa. 

Upcoming Training

Our upcoming training workshops for 2017 will be updated soon. For more information please send an email to

Dates VenueWorkshopDelivery format
22-25 January (4day)Sudan ITOCA-DAAD E-resource workshop face-to-face4
25-27 January (3 day)Uganda WIPO-TISC workshop face-to-face3

Continuing Education
and Professional Development (CEPD) Courses

ITOCA launched the CEPD course series on November 23, 2010 for the benefit of professionals who are in need of further skills development in ICT, ICM and related courses. The courses are aimed at enhancing skills for practising professionals through hands-on and practical skills building classes. Participants are able to learn new skills in small, well-coordinated groups where they can interact and benefit through peer-assist and team building activities as they build their careers.

Programme Objective:

ITOCA’s Continuing Education & Professional Development programme (CEPD) aims to expand delivery of information, communication and technology skills (ICT) to information professionals such as librarians, information specialists, scientists, researchers and students in Africa, especially in Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, South Africa, Senegal, Swaziland, Tanzania, Rwanda, Uganda, Zimbabwe, Zambia. Instructions are delivered through a completely online format and as workshops in South Africa. All courses can be conducted on site at the client’s location.

Our 2017 Calendar


DateCourseVenueDelivery formatDaysCost
14-16 FebruaryDigitisation & Digital Preservation (Theory and practical)NairobiF2F3R1700 / USD120
14 March 2017
Understanding Digitisation (foundations) - a one day workshopCenturionF2F1R850 / USD65
22 March 2017
Monitoring & Evaluation Foundations - a one day workshopCenturionF2F2R850 / USD65
4-5 April 2017Managing Knowledge and Communication Development CenturionF2F2R1700 / USD120
2-3 May 2017 Digitisation & Digital Preservation (Theory and practical)Harare, ZimbabweF2F2R1700 / USD120
22-24 May 2017 Monitoring & Evaluation - Planning and ImplentationCenturionF2F3R2250 / USD180
25 May 2017
Managing Knowledge and Communications for Development in Africa (developing knowledge management approaches) - a one day workshopCenturionF2F1R850 / USD65
31 May 2017
Developing a Monitoring and Evalaution Plan - a one day workshopCenturionF2F1R850 / USD65
05-06 June 2017Digitisation & Digital Preservation (Theory and practical)Dar es SalaamF2F2R1700 / USD120
08-09 June 2017Digitisation & Digital Preservation (Theory and practical)NairobiF2F2R1700 / USD120
13 June 2017
Records Management Foundations - a one day workshopCenturionF2F1USD65/R850
22-23 June 2017Managing Knowledge & Communications for Development in AfricaCenturionF2F2R1700 / USD120
04-06 July 2017Records Management SkillsCenturionF2F3R2250 / USD180
27 July 2017
Writing winning grant proposals - a one day workshopCenturionF2F1R850 / USD65
1-3 August 2017Dspace workshop CenturionF2F3R1700 / USD120
15 August 2017
Library Marketing & Communication - a one day workshopCenturionF2F1R850 / USD65
28-31 August 2017Systematic review train-the-trainer workshopCenturionF2F4R3240 / US$240
11-15 September 2017Digitisation & Digital Preservation (Theory and practical training in collaboration with University of Pretoria)CenturionF2F5R6000 / US$500
06 October 2017
Writing winning grant proposals - a one day workshopCenturionF2F1R850 / USD65
10-12 October 2017Developing Library Marketing, Communication & Innovation SkillsCenturionF2F3R2250 / USD180
24-27 October 2017 Monitoring & Evaluation - Planning and ImplentationCenturionF2F3R2250 / USD180
01 November 2017
Monitoring & Evaluation Foundations - a one day workshopCenturionF2F1R850 / USD65

Online Courses

Start any day Monitoring & Evaluation - Planning and ImplentationOnline4 weeksUS$ 300/R 3400
Start any dayRecords Management SkillsOnline4 weeksUS$ 300/R 3400
Start any dayInformation Literacy SkillsOnline5 weeksUS$ 300/R 3401