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Weekending: Saturday 2008 08 30

AUSTRALIA:

Location:

Here are pictures of  ICAA planning retreat held in.Isbister's sustainable house in the mountains, showing Carol Borovic and her memoirs and Jeanette Stanfield leading the ICAA board meeting
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Robyn

BANGLADESH:

Location: Dhaka

ICA Taskforce meeting on relations and office management, general meeting and board ,meeting  was held on 24 August at ICA new office at Nahar Plaza.

15 persons have expressed to register for Japan Conference. Nicolien is doing registration and other formalities for herself and Selina. The remaining 13 persons including Dr. Mahbub Uddin Ahmed, Hilarius Costa, Naimul Hassan, Rafiqul Islam, Abdul Motin, Md. Moniruzzaman, Abdul Bari Jamader, Shahadat Khan, T M Abdullah Al Fuad, Michael Gomes, Milly Penheiro, Azizur Rahman has deposited registration fee to ICA Office for payment for early registration deadline 31 August.

Due to online money transfer difficulties Aziz made request to ICA Japan and ICA International by 31 August to consider for early registration if not being able to send by 31 August. There are some banking rules and obligations for which it may take little time.

ICA Bangladesh congratulated Abdul Bari Jamader on his wedding held on 29 August. Aziz, Moniruzzaman and Naimul was present in the akd event in Chandpur.

Naimul           admin@ica-bangladesh.or

PERU:

Location: Chincha Earthquake Recovery

Wayne Elllsworth joined us this week to help close out the excting 13 week project in Chincha which has seen the training of another 60 Promoters who have literally transformed 320 Community Kitchens into permanent social stuctures in the rebuilding of the two Districts of Chincha with a population of 70,000. 

Meanwhile the 6 modern quincha community buildings were nearly completed and over 1000 request forms were received requesting this new and excellent housing alternative which costs less than half of bricks and concrete.  The staff is now gearing up for the closure of the project and a great closing celebration next week, with all project goals achieved.

Staff
          admin@ica-peru.org

ICAI:

Location: Montréal

Lambert continued promoting the 2008 Japan conference in Ghana this week as well as sharing insights and collaborating with other NGOs and government agencies working toward reducing emissions from deforestation at the Accra Climate Change Talks.

The Secretariat is working on seeking funding to support core operations and programs under the Capacity Building and Policy Units. Jane is taking a leadership role in identifying potential funders and coordinating applications. The Montreal school year has now begun and the city is shifting into a new gear. As part of our engagement work, we will be recruiting students to support our work in the coming year. Look for new names at the Secretariat as volunteers come on board to work on special projects.

Thank you once again to Cian for all of her hard work on the training program!

Staff           sfarina@ica-international.org