ICA USA learns from collaboration on energy education accross Chicago communities

For the past two years, ICA USA has been managing a collaborative project about energy education with members of the Chicago Sustainability Leaders Network (CSLN) in three communities, Bronzeville (with Centers for New Horizons and Sacred Keepers Stainability Lab), Chinatown (with Chinese American Service League), and Chicago Lawn/Gage Park (with Neighborhood Housing Services). The project was funded by the Illinois...

ICA Benin completes impact assessment

The final report of our ICA Benin impact assessment is now available. Several programs and projects have been evaluated through collaborative research work conducted by an independent consultant. We are thanking ICA:UK for its support for this project. 1. Technology of Participation (ToP) Since 2005 ICA Benin has organized several ToP facilitation training sessions with the support of ICA Associates...

EPDI strengthens civil society in rural Nigeria

In January 2017, EPDI Nigeria Executive Director, Hannah Anighoro, participated in the first meeting on January 26-27, 2017 of the South West Zonal Committee of CRUDAN, an NGO membership organisation to which EPDI is a member. Hannah is the Vice Chairperson of the Committee. During the meeting, an introductory training was conducted for members of the Committee by the Chairman,...

ICA Togo receives Minister of Environment at Gallery Forest

Beginning in March 2016, ICA Togo reconstructed the Gallery Forest, on one of the banks of the river Lili, located 6km from Tsévié. On a total area of 20 hectares, 29,000 plants composed of six botanical species: Gimelina arborea, Terminalia catapa, Khaya senegalensis, Cola nitida/grandifolia, Senna siamea, and Terminalia superba, were planted.  In January we received a delegation of the...

ICA Cote D’Ivoire trains 250 farmers in cultivation techniques

In the latter part of the year 2016, ICA Cote D’Ivoire activities focused on the training of 250 farmers on the cultivation techniques for the following: palm oil, orange tree, tangelo, mangosteen and pepper. The object of this training was to give the farmers knowledge of the benefits associated with the cultivation of the aforementioned produce. Thus the content of...

What is the origin of the famous ToP “sticky wall”?

“What is the origin of the famous “sticky wall?” used by facilitators of ICA’s Technology of Participation, asked new ‘ToP’ facilitator Anna Nikiforova in Kazakhstan by email this month.  Marilyn Oyler of Partners in Participation, pictured at the US ToP Network 2017 gathering in Florida this month, replied. This is the story about the origin of sticky walls from my perspective. I don’t know...

ICA USA accelerates national conversation about climate change

ICA’s Technology of Participation (ToP®) facilitation methods bring a legacy of tools for groups that foster participation, engagement, collaboration and effective action. ICA utilized these methods in the USA to launch Town Meetings ‘76. Those local efforts engaged citizens in considering issues and opportunities before them as they sought to improve and develop their towns and communities. In a bold...

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