Each region of the world’s ICAs (East Africa, West Africa, Europe, Asia/Australia, N/S America) came together across five separate meetings in 2016. These regional conferences allowed local ICAs to look at ways to better collaborate, broaden, and deepen ICA’s social change work. ICA-USA was represented at three of the five meetings.
ToP Global & IAF Partnership
ICAI and the International Association of Facilitators (IAF) have come together to form a working group consisting of three members/facilitators from each organization. The intent of the group is to explore ways the organizations can collaborate and support one another. Both organizations would like to collaborate in areas of conferences, events, complementary certification, and training endorsements.
In the coming months the team hopes to:
ICAI New Members & Board Updates
The regional meetings have impacted local ICAs and allowed ICAI to broaden its network by welcoming four new associate members. The current network has 24 statutory and 7 associate member ICAs. Two new associate members, Support for Community Response (SCR) and Nairobi Community Organisation Consultants (NCOC) of Kenya, are from the African Region, Holistic Child Development India (HCD India) is from the Asia/Pacific Region, and Focus Homini of Poland is from our European/MENA region. These organizations were inspired to join the ICAI community after attending a regional gathering. Lisseth Lorenzo was elected to serve as ICAI Board President and two new board members will be joining from Chile and India. ICA-USA staff member Seva Gandhi will continue on as Board Treasurer for two additional years.