on Human Development
Oct. 29 - Nov. 2, 2012
“I had a great time working with the ICA Nepal tech team. Consisting of staff & volunteers, they worked tirelessly to make sure everything ran smoothly. From late night wiring sessions to early morning projector setups and everything in between I could not be more proud of the work that we were able to accomplish.” Lloyd Philbrook, Taiwan
"Thank you for a wonderful experience at the ICA Global Conference. The topics were essential areas for us to focus on for the future of our planet. I met both new and old colleagues, all eager to make a contribution. I complement the team for weave such a rich tapestry of dialogue, reflection and commitment. Well done!", Janet Sanders, PEOPLEnergy, Canada
Kushendra B. Mahat
Babar Mahal, Kathmandu,
Contact: + 977-01-4224145
Fax: + 977-4220450
In the past 15 years, several changes occurred at local, national and global context. Nepal witnessed decade long insurgency, political upheavals and movement which replaced traditional monarchy system to republic system. During the turmoil of conflict and violence, the presence of government in the villages, local communities; civil organization like ICA Nepal played a remarkable role in making transformation. ICA worked in changing attitudes of warring factions and enhancing public participation for the revival of democracy. Through its small initiation, it has been able to reach thousands of people at various parts of countries.
Since its inception, ICA Nepal is playing significant role in the country to achieve remarkable improvements in terms of people’s participation, equality, leadership and improving lives. ICA will continue this role in future and expects to bring a big impact by transforming societies.
Since, 1999, ICA Nepal introduced its community development activities in ten districts of Nepal; and applied ToP method at local level in Nepal. “Dalit” (so-called untouchables) empowerment movement was started in Parbat district, which is one of the remarkable achievements of ICA Nepal. In the same year, Eva Harris of Vision Trust supported ICA Nepali for organizational strengthening activities.
With the incredible support from MOFA, Japan and MISEREOR, Germany, in 2001 ICA Nepal started a comprehensive community development projects in western part of Nepal. In 2002, ICA accomplished another project “Decentralized Transformative Approaches Leadership Programme”. In the same year, a learning center was established in Changunarayan, Bhaktapur. In 2003, ICA Nepal facilitated to start ICA Bangladesh and ICA International team trained local staffs on ICA methodology. In 2004, Tatwa P. Timsina, elected as the President of ICA International. In 2005, ICA launched Social Artistry Leadership Program in Nepal. With the technical support of CIVICUS, and partial financial support of Action Aid Nepal and IDRC, ICA Nepal released “Civil Society Index”. ICA worked as a partner organization of MSH, and ADRA Nepal in Result Oriented Leadership Development Programme supported by USAID in 2006 and ICA trained 300 teachers on life skills based education. ICA implemented CSI recommendations nationally. In 2007, ICA Nepal in partnership with Global Forest Coalition launched an action research work entitle “Underlying Causes of Forest Destruction” in three districts. ICA Nepal implemented an intensive community development project in Far Western Region with the support of Poverty Alleviation Fund, Nepal. Professional Career Development Training (PCDT), a 3 months long training program was started and since 2006 ICA has successfully completed series of PCDT.
2008 is a notable year for ICA. In this year, ICA joined JHF and planned to train 5000 people on SA leadership in Nepal. In partnership with Robertson Work International Fund for Social Artistry and International Institute of Social Artistry, ICA implemented Micro Grants Support to 30 youths. In 7th Global Conference on Human Development, 2008 held in Japan, ICA Nepal proposed to host 8th Global Conference on Human Development in Nepal due to then ongoing change and development taking place in the Nepal.
In 2009, ICA supported the ideas of some facilitators to start ICA Associates and in 2010 worked in developing Masters’ Level Curriculum on Training and Development. In 2011, ICA Nepal established Institute of Training and Human Development (ITHD) as a sister organization; which is registered and governed by company rule of Nepal. The only objective of establishing ITHD is to support ICA. ITHD conducts training and facilitation courses as a source of income generation.
2012 was another exciting year for ICA Nepal. ICA Nepal hosted 8th Global Conference on Human Development. The 8th Global Conference ran over 5 days from October 29 to November 2, 2012 and has included 6 major themes which range from leadership, education, peace building, building viable future planet earth to building strategies for comprehensive development and resourcing human development.