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Weekending: Saturday 2008 09 20


Location: Dhaka

ICA Bangladesh had its September monthly taskforce meeting on 11 September at Nicolien's house participated by 15 participants. Nicolien hosted ifter for all participants. Aziz facilitated fundraising, projects and office management and Nicolien faciliated relations taskforce specifically

Japan Conference 2008.ICA members also observed the 40th Wedding Anniversary of Maria and Richard Maguire after ifter at Nicolien's house initiated with candle burning. The event inluded songs and talks on the eve of Maguires' 40th Wedding Anniversary. Selina perfprmed a Tagore love song and Fuad did a English song. Nicolien in her speech greeted the Maguire couple and invited again in Bangladesh after the Japan Conference. Aziz appreciated Nicolien's contribution to taskforce meeting and ifetr party. On behalf of all members, Aziz wished Richard and Maria on the great day of their life together. Professor Dr. Mahbub also acknowledged Nicolien's offer of the venue and food for the taskforce meeting.

Dr. Sarwat Jabeen who attended twice in ICA ToP training courses  in Bangladesh has expressed ICA Bangladesh membership and she paid membership subscription on 11 September for general membership recruitment.

Abul Kashem and Marma - two new people from Banglades got registered for the 7th Global Conference.                                                               

Fuad, Naimul and Aziz had a office management taskforce meeting on 19 September.

Naimul           admin@ica-bangladesh.org


Location: Toronto Canada

ICA Canada would like to welcome Ioana Albulet to our office. Ioana is a student intern from George Brown College's Community Worker Program. Ioana will be with us until the end of the school year in May. Ioana is originally from Medias, Romania, and has lived in Canada for 2 and a half years. She enjoys reading, watching movies, and going to school.

ICA Canada has been busy making preparations for our participation in the Toronto Marathon, which is coming up on Sunday, October 19th. Our goal this year is to raise over 30,000 dollars for Teachers and Students Taking Action Tanzania,  a collaborative training program on HIVAIDS awareness education, targeting both youth and teachers. Teachers will be trained with HIVAIDS education, which they will provide for students.

Gabby Resch           gresch@icacan.ca


Location: Lima

The staff completed appointments with seven funding agencies this week in search of funds for travel to the Japan Conference.  All were excellent appointments which opened many doors for funding our work. but none had funds available for the Conference, including UNDP and the InterAmerican Foundation, both of which have funded previous conferences.  This leaves us with no funding in hand or committed.to date with contacts dwindling, and time as well.  It's time for new creativity!



Location: Montréal

The Secretariat team is continuing to focus on fundraising to ensure the sustainability of the organization and to identify sources of funding for national ICAs. Jane led a meeting to identify and prioritize funders, and each team member has taken responsibility for developing proposals in the coming weeks and months. Sarah is working with a number of ICAs to develop proposals for funding to support the national ICAs directly.

Mike and Lambert attended a pre-conference workshop hosted by ICA USA in Troy, New York. Photos are at http://www.flickr.com/photos/30688741@N04/sets/72157607431670206/

Michael met with the head of the large Development Studies program at McGill University to promote the conference and discuss possible partnerships. He agreed to give a talk on the role of NGOs in development at a seminar in early October.

Staff           info@ica-international.org