ICA Cote D’Ivoire hosts the first ICA Regional Conference of West & Central Africa

The first Regional Conference of ICA West & Central Africa was held at the hotel Maltus II, Agboville in Côte d’Ivoire, from the 15th to the 20th of September 2015. The meeting brought together representatives from many different organizations. The objective of the conference was to allow members: Development Institute Ghana (DI), Esto Perpetua Development Initiative Nigeria (EPDI), BEE to...

ICA India tastes the sweet fruits of high-tech farming

ICA India’s strawberry project in four villages won recognition when the farmers were awarded the Krushi Ratna (Farming Gems) trophy for their use of innovative methods in agriculture. Jai Maharashtra TV channel and Agrotech Monthly news gave the award in collaboration with the State and Central governments on Agriculture Day on the 1st July. The Japanese strawberries, said to be...

ICA MENA – from desert village to national network

ICA MENA (Middle East & North Africa) has gained much experience in institutional capacity building with governmental and non-governmental bodies in Egypt over the last 39 years. Our work began with a Human Development Project in Bayad El Arab village, Beni Suef governorate, in 1976.  The aim was to demonstrate a self-help model applying community participation methods. During the first...

A Chronological History of the EI & ICA

A Chronological History of the Ecumenical Institute and the Institute of Cultural Affairs 1952–1988 Preface The Chronological History 1952–1988 traces the development of The Ecumenical Institute (EI) and the Institute of Cultural Affairs (ICA), organizations dedicated to sharing methods and models, which have brought depth consciousness and practical tools for responsible participation to organizations and communities. Both organizations, EI and...

ICA USA wins two awards this summer

“Illinois Financing Roundtable Excellence Award” from CDFA Council of Development Finance Agencies CDFA is a national association dedicated to the advancement of development finance concerns and interests. ICA USA GreenRise Building Retrofit was announced as a winner of an Excellence Award for it’s creative building use and exciting financing proposals. This award will help the GreenRise attract interested investors and further...

ICA Cote D’Ivoire distributes chickens and constructs greenhouses

Our activities in August were focused on the distribution of 3,000 chickens for the broiler breeding part of our project, in three villages, namely, Ekissiho, Badoukro and Aboude-dadie. The first two villages that received their allotments of chicks (1,000 per village) have sold most of them. For the Maraicher program, to establish okra in 6 villages, the okra is now...

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