Facilitating Dialogue in a Populist Era

This post was written for ICAI’s online magazine Winds and Waves, May 2017 – now published at Medium.com (see explanatory note). Ordinary people in the 21st century want to participate in decisions that affect their lives. The Arab Spring, Occupy Wall Street, the recent Women’s March that spontaneously happened all over the world, the Water Protectors at Standing Rock: all are manifestations of...

EPDI Nigeria holds Training of Trainers on Family Education and Life Skills

Schools were on holiday in April, and so the only major EPDI Nigeria activity carried out during the period was the five days of: Training of Trainers on Family Education and Life Skills, which took place at Goshen Chalet, Redemption Camp, Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, Ogun State on April 24th-28th, 2017. Some of the topics reviewed during the programme included an overview...

ICA Bangladesh co-hosts “Introduction to ToP facilitation and team building” training

Members of ICA Bangladesh, volunteers, and guardians attended a meeting to greet John Miller on April 22nd in Dhaka, Bangladesh. John, from ICA Associates Canada, arrived in Dhaka on April 17th to teach ICA’s Technology of Participation (ToP) for the UN OPS in Dhaka. ICA Bangladesh and BICJ – a partner organization, co-hosted a training session entitled, “Introduction to ToP...

ICA Nepal launches joint initiative on developing entrepreneurship through rubber plantation & production

ICA Nepal, with its vision to improve entrepreneurship among local communities, started with a new initiative this month in collaboration with the Institute of Rubber and Jatropha Research (IRJR-N/USA), which specifically and intensively works for the expansion of Rubber Plantation in Nepal. The initiative called “ICA Nepal and IRJR N/USA: A joint Initiative on developing Entrepreneurship through Rubber plantation and...

ICA Cote D’Ivoire holds assessment sessions in 11 beneficiary villages

An assessment for project year 3 was held this month with regard to the following points: The continuation of assessment of the activities for the 3 sub-projects which will be carried out in year 3 in the 11 villages Identification and preparation of the plots in agroforestry, culture maraicher and livestock. Rehabilitation of farms year 1 The incubation of 300...

ICA Peru supports national reconstruction following floods

El Instituto de Asuntos Culturales del Perú (ICA-Perú) actualmente esta involucrado con actividades para la Reconstrucción Nacional luego de las inundaciones por el Fenómeno del Niño Costero. Nos encontramos en la fase de determinación de cuáles serán los pueblos mas afectados en donde vamos a trabajar con el Plan de Reconstrucción Nacional que el gobierno emprenderá. Es nuestro interés apoyar...

Focused Conversation Method book now in French

The Art of Focused Conversation is an ICA Canada contribution to the intellectual property of ICA’s Technology of Participation, L’art de la discussion structurée is now available in French from iUniverse.com. Publisher Bill Staples of ICA Associates Inc. used the original translation by Renaud and Marie-Noelle Houzeau de Lahaie to add to the suite of books offered to ToP facilitators around...

Lambassa ICA Benin announces a third well open for the community of Dedomey

After the villages of Dodja and Adjago, we are pleased to announce that the new well of Dédomey in the district of Kpomassè is available for community’s use. Mr Landon McBrayer, Executive Director of Well Water Global visited all these wells. During his visit Lambassa ICA Benin staff benefited from a training session on integrated water management . So now...

EPDI Nigeria ‘catches them young’

EVALUATION OF CRUDAN, JOS From March 5 – 18, 2017 Hannah Anighoro of EPDI Nigeria was part of the eleven-man team that did the evaluation of the Project “Strengthening Capacity and Advocacy Initiatives for Sustainable Development in Nigerian Communities”, from 2014-2016. The Christian Rural and Urban Development Association of Nigeria (CRUDAN) is a Christian, non-profit, Non-Governmental Organization. It is a...

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