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 Australia supports the Congo Canoe Challenge

Munching on caterpillars in a motorised canoe, five Australian volunteers travelled 600 km to carry out a medical training mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Average life expectancy there is just 48 and health services are hard to access, expensive and of poor quality. So the four-week expedition, which began in August and included two doctors, was important. Some...

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