• 8th Global Conference

    on Human Development

    Oct. 29 - Nov. 2, 2012

    Conference Link


    “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
Executive Director
Babar Mahal, Kathmandu,

Contact: + 977-01-4224145
Fax: + 977-4220450

What We Do
>>Training & Facilitation

The ICA has, for over 50 years, been developing a set of participatory methods called the Technology of Participation (ToP) which can be used in any group setting to create group solutions and facilitate strategic planning.


ToP and other tools are taught in public courses, open to anyone interested. They are facilitated by experienced trainers, committed to delivering high quality courses in Nepali and / or English (depending on the need of the trainees)


In last 15 years of its establishment, ICA Nepal has conducted series of training and facilitation courses for various organizations. Some major training and facilitation courses have been organized by ICA are:

Result Oriented Leadership and Management

Project Proposal Writing and Fund Raising

Appreciative Inquiry and Positive Thinking

Participatory Strategic Planning

Training course on Leadership Development for HIV/AIDS

Participatory Rural Appraisal

Strategic Action Planning


ICA Nepal has worked with following organization through training and development:

Poverty Alleviation Fund, World Bank, DFID (RAP), RNDP (ADB) NARMSAP, GTZ, The Nepal Trust, INF, Swiss Development Cooperation, International Trachoma Initiative (ITI)/NTP, National Trust for Nature Conservation (Formerly, KMTNC), United Nations Development Programme, CIVICUS : World Alliance for Citizen Participation, UNAIDS, UNDP, UN – HABITAT, Save the Children Fund Alliance, Third Livestock Development Project/ADB,

Bagmati Integrated Watershed Management Programme (EU), PUCD/FAO, National Centre for AIDS and STD Control (GoN), Bagmati Integrated Watershed Management Programme (BIWMP), Intermediate Technology Development Group (now Practical Action – UK and Nepal), School of Environmental Management and Sustainable Development (SchEMS), Association of District Development Committee of Nepal (ADDCN), Volunteer Services Overseas (VSO), Nepal Water for Health (NEWAH), Britain Nepal Medical Trust (BNMT), University of Agricultural Sciences, Vienna, Kathmandu Metropolitan Corporation, MS Nepal, ADRA Nepal, Integrated Human Development Organisation, Bangladesh and Concern Worldwide, Bangladesh


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Participation matters in every time zone, and in private, public and community setting. ICA has developed set of participatory methods termed  as “Technology of Participation” which enable bringing high level of participation to the decision making process which bring change in lives.  ToP methods cultivate change, collect ideas, generate the spirit of ownership, create clear goals and open lines of communication, broaden perspectives, and inspire people to adapt to their changing environment.


ICA Nepal has developed itself as a leading organization in training and facilitation. Since its establishment, based on ToP method ICA Nepal is conducting several public and in–house courses. These courses are highly participatory and have brought effective change and result in and among groups, communities. As a public course, ICA Nepal is conducting major four courses which train participants to use four core ToP tools, namely: Focused Group Discussion, the Workshop Method, the Action Planning Method and the Participatory Strategic (PSP) Method.