ICA USA Fall Sojourn celebrates Human Development Projects

ICA USA‘s semi-annual Global Archives Sojourns provide an opportunity for colleagues from across the country to work and reflect on the future of our past. During the Spring Sojourn, March 13–17, colleagues focused on (1) designing and launching a new ICA Archives website and (2) analyzing and cataloging the Human Development Projects (HDPs). The website team made substantial progress towards...

Leadership Inc China promotes “Child Friendly City” in Shenzhen

Leadership Inc China assisted the Shenzhen government to set up a “Child Friendly City” program by facilitating a one day kickoff workshop on 31st May on “Dream and Design Our City” with 25 children from different schools. The children were divided into teams which held group discussions on the topic of “What I would like to have in our Shenzhen?”...

ICA Guatemala holds its first Learning Basket Practitioner course

On July 21 to 23rd, ICA Guatemala will be holding its first Learning Basket Practitioner course, thanks to the support of Elise Packard, and trainers, Angélica Rodrígeuz and Raul Jorquera. The Learning Basket® approach nurtures family literacy using materials developed in Spanish and English. We are so excited that colleagues from ICA Peru and ICA Chile are coming to Guatemala for the...

ICA Cote D’Ivoire hosts visit and leadership training from ICA Japan

Scroll down for English translation… Dans la continuité des activités du projet de réinsertion menées à Agboville, ICA Cote D’Ivoire avons dans ce mois de mai 2017 réalisé divers travaux dans les trois sous projets. Nous avons aussi reçu la visite de Madame Shizuyo notre collègue venue du ICA Japan pour apporter une fois de plus son soutien à travers une formation...

Emerging Ecology USA & ICA India partner to support ‘the Global Classroom’

Since its inception in 2010, the Global Classroom has played an important role in strengthening the 11th and 12th standard Science Curriculum of the Adivasi Ashram Shala in Chikhale Village, Maharashtra, India (near Mumbai). In May 2017, the school reported that 96.5% of the Science faculty students passed their 12th standard (HSC) year-end exams; 88% of the Arts faculty passed...

ICA Japan accelerates international partner co-operation

Interns Keep Coming! Our ICA Japan interns continue to provide a great service, making brochures, doing our website, recruiting ToP courses, researching Japanese declining rural communities in need of revitalization, and more. Two have applied for four months, starting September 1, and three Japanese are considering coming during the summer break. Please look at our expanded English website. Partner Cooperation...

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...

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