ICA Asia Pacific region meets in India

The ICA Asia Pacific Regional Meeting was hosted by ICA India on 29th November to 4th December with pre/post conference workshops with 18 participants from members of the ICAI global network. The program had been organized over the last six months to focus on 1. updating each other on current projects, challenges and future prospects; 2. sharing information on ICA methodology and...

ICA Associates Canada compare ToP and IAF facilitation competencies

For those interested in how ICA’s Certified ToP Facilitator (CTF) designation relates to the Certified Professional Facilitator (CPF) designation of the International Association of Facilitators (IAF), here is our latest work on the subject. There are 74 IAF facilitation competencies and 171 ToP facilitation competencies.  The ToP competency framework covers almost all the IAF competencies, but there are many ToP competencies that...

ICA:UK & Tujiendeleze Youth Trust Fund measuring the impact in Africa

Driven by a belief that development is best initiated and managed locally, ICA:UK has played a role over many years helping our partners in Africa to grow and develop as organisations. This has been done by advising, mentoring/coaching, providing facilitation and/or training, fundraising and, through our Village Volunteers sponsorship scheme providing small grants for organisational development. In late 2012, we...

ICA USA hosts Hub and Chicago Sustainability Leaders Network gathering

ICA USA closed out the program events for 2015 on December 3rd with a Hub event & a Chicago Sustainability Leaders Network (CSLN) gathering. The Hub event drew in an inter-generational group, including CSLN members, students from two high schools, and AmeriCorps Public Allies whose service work involves sustainability with youth. The aim of Hub days are to promote the ICA GreenRise...

ICA Associates Canada & ICA Ukraine resolving conflicts in a war zone

With the far eastern part of their country in a war zone, ICA Ukraine got interested in the Facilitating Conciliation course of ICA Associates Canada. The programme gets people working together and trains them to think through multi-party and multi-issue conflicts – and even on turning that energy into forward momentum. Facilitating Conciliation is part of a Technology of Participation...

EHIO ICA Tajikistan volunteer project helps the needy and inspires youth

ICA Tajikistan is officially known as EHIO – Farhang va Tarakkiyot, the last three words meaning culture and development in Russian. We are a non-governmental, non-profit and non-political voluntary organization based in Khujand city in the north of the country. We have a branch in the south in Kurgan-Tube. We work with the vulnerable sectors of population and are involved...

ICA Guatemala revisit Conacaste couple who made a dream come true

A couple from ICA Guatamela‘s Concaste Human Development Project who helped expand its educational outreach programmes in the 1980s notched another victory when the Ministry of Education posted their daughter as a pre-school teacher to La Vegona, a village in the vicinity. Clemente Escalante was convinced that ICA’s pre-school methods was key to the development of his village and the...

ICA Sri Lanka – running a Montessori school in a remote village

Minimuthu Montessori is a pre-school project run by ICA Sri Lanka. It lies in the remote Morogollagama village, about 200 kilometres from Colombo (see map). The village is in a dry area, in Kurunegala district of the North Western Province of Sri Lanka. Most of the villagers are farmers who depend on the monsoon rains. During droughts, cultivation is abandoned...

ICA:UK develops Guidelines for Evaluating Digital Citizen Engagement for the World Bank

ICA:UK is not all about training and facilitation! In 2014-15 we worked with Aptivate and the Institute of Development Studies under contract to the World Bank to develop “Guidelines for Evaluating Digital Citizen Engagement”, bringing together different areas of expertise to explore how to assess the quality and effectiveness of some of the new, digital approaches that Governments are using to...

ICA Bangladesh partners with The People’s Rights on the Phulki Street Children Project

Happy New Year to the members, staff, volunteers, supporters and advisors of ICA Bangladesh. ICA Bangladesh has ended the year with a great partnership with a voluntary social welfare organization named The People’s Rights for the Phulki street children project. Its founder and the current general secretary Mr. Nazrul islam Khan has offered a generous support to partially cover some expenses...

Lambassa ICA Benin partner with IFAD on post-2015 local dialogue

Lambassa ICA Benin is conducting a project called “Rural Women’s Contributions to Sustainable Development: Local Dialogue” from August to December 2015. This project initiated by International Agricultural Development Fund (IFAD) serves as a strategy to engage rural women in the development agenda. The Dialogues are part of a global effort to advocate for the implementation of the Post-2015 Agenda, namely...

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