ICA-MENA is a private non-profit organization concerned with the human factor in the world development. ICA-MENA launched its programs in Egypt in 1976, with a demonstration of self-help development model in Bayad, the biggest village in the Bayad El Arab local Governorate unit, situated on the poorest East Bank of Beni-Suef, 120 km south Cairo. ICA-MENA is part of a network of financially and programmatically autonomous organizations federated in the Institute of Cultural Affairs International (ICAI), which was chartered by a royal decree in Belgium in 1977, with the aim of developing and testing methods of individual community and organizational development.
" Institute of Cultural Affairs is a development organization aimed to improve the quality of life of the various communities by moving the human potential to build a renewed society, conscious abilities and resources, and is capable of interacting with the contemporary changes ".
Our Vision " ICA distinguished organization in the leadership of the development process " .
Our development practices are embodied in how we do business and how we interact with partners, stakeholders and colleagues every day. The following principles of Good Development Practices will enable us to carry out our mission and realize our vision:
1- Respect each other
2- Foster and adopting participatory approach in community development
3- Partnership and networking with stockholders
4- Sharing ideas and experience with different actors.
5- Accepting other
6- Choosing scientific methods as a way to develop our communities.
7- Adopting Transparency and accountability
8- Ensuring Information flow inside the organization.
9- Ongoing Learning