• 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

About Us



The Institute of Cultural Affairs – Nepal (ICA-N) was established in March 1998 in Kathmandu, Nepal as an autonomous, non-governmental organisation registered with the Government of Nepal and Social Welfare Council, Nepal. Since 1998, ICA-N has grown rapidly, focusing on research, training, facilitation and community development activities. ICA's activities are based on participation. The organisation is dedicated to building people's capacities whether they are rural village inhabitants or business executives in public training courses.


ICA International is a global network of ICAs working worldwide in both the developing and developed countries. The Institute of Cultural Affairs has over 40 years of experience of building human capacities through participation, training and facilitation activities and setting up community development programmes. The ICA is concerned with the 'human factor in development', strengthening human capabilities in the public, NGOs and private sectors. Institute of Cultural Affairs – International located in Montreal Canada.  The ICA-I has category II Consultative Status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council, liaison status with FAO, working relation with WHO and consultative status with UNICEF. It is a member of CIVICUS and has served on the NGO Consultative Group of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD).