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Global Buzz Report: October 2016

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ICAI Board Report:

The ICAI Board Nominations Committee has been busy sourcing and interviewing nominees for the 3 vacancies on the ICAI Board of Directors come January 2017.  Martin, Seva & Staci are completing their terms as President, Treasurer and Secretary respectively. Seva is standing for re-election and it looks like we will have at least another two candidates, so watch this space! Information will be circulated about the slate of candidates soon, in time for the asynchronous vote following the 20 October online General Assembly meetings at 10am & 5pm UK time.

We have now approved $16,000 in member initiatives in 2016, including support in principle for a regional gathering of West African ICAs before the end of the year. These funds have also supported regional gatherings in East & South Africa, Asia Pacific and the Americas. 

The ICA-IAF working group has now held two meetings and are making good progress in getting to know each other and the existing local relationships between the two.  We look forward to more news from this group as they move their work forward.

Staci Kentish


ICA Bangladesh conducted two monthly meetings during the month of September 2016. ICAB volunteer group members attended the first meeting on the 2nd of September in Dhaka. The representatives of several university’s volunteers were the main participants in the discussion meeting that focused on framing the future role of ICAB to fight against terrorism and extremism – a recently growing problem for the country, and the participants feel that ICA Bangladesh should play some role. They recalled ICA Bangladesh’s research about religious militancy conducted in 2010, led by Aziz Rahman. The participants thanked ICAB executives for selecting this topic for discussion and expressed a strong intention to work on the issue. The participants then decided to initiate a community based campaign for raising for awareness against terrorism and extremism along with academic research. The meeting concluded with the decision of a further meeting next month to explore the possible sources for funds towards that end.

At the second meeting on the 20th of September in Dhaka, the ICAB organizers decided to expand the activities of ICAB countrywide. They decided to continue the existing Phulki street children education project, and the Ghormara village project with the support of local level partners. The participants also discussed the December 2016 Asian Pacific Regional Conference in Pune, India, and during the next meeting a delegation will be selected.

Aurongajeb Akond


Activities completed:
- Visit of His Excellency the Ambassador
- Chicken (marketing)
- Agroforestry (planting)
- Vegetable (marketing)
- Audit mid-term

Visit of His Excellency the Ambassador
On the first of September 2016, The Ambassador of Japan in Côte d'Ivoire, conducted a field visit to Dey-Oboguie to see firsthand the activities carried out by CIA-CI under the project of youth at risk reintegration into Agneby-Tiassa region.

Chicken raising
Five (05) new farms and 2 of the sites are near the end of their first production cycle. For information after the first sale:
Mure are adding 1,000,000 cfa francs to this account

Chicken farming

Boka-Ho and Badoukro sold all their poultry production.
Laying chicken were 56 days old and all was well at the farms of Boka-Ho and Aboude Dadie. It should be noted here, the strong support we enjoyed with Mr.Takeda (a Japanese trader) who bought almost 300 chickens, with the beneficiaries being N'gorankro.


This month, there was the planting of trees (10 foot mangoustiers, 25 plants) and 25 plants of pepper guava. These were planted by Dey-0boguie. The Mure beneficiaries have harvested 550kg of maize. Note that the corn was consumed largely by the beneficiaries, being used mostly for the poultry farm.

There was speculation as okra, eggplant and cabbage were to be marketed by the beneficiaries. Some info on the selling:
Niamanzra 1 (cabbage) 500.000 cfa first sale
N'gorankro (okra and eggplant) 57.000f cfa
Mure (okra and eggplant) 37,500 cfa
Compost site (Mure): the experimental plot was well cleaned and the beneficiaries are striving this week to satisfy the boards and the establishment of the nursery.

Midterm audit
An audit, after 6 months of project execution, was conducted from September 15 to 16, 2016 by the firm Polaris & Camex. The objectives of the audit were:
- Assess the institutional framework of the project implementation
- Conduct site visits
- Draw lessons and provided strategic guidance to give more chances of success in project activities of reintegration of youth.

Future activities:
- Training in hatching craft and the use of the incubator,
- Distribution of citrus plants,
- Follow-frames beneficiaries.

Kouame Konan         konaneug@gmail.com


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Himalayan Voice
ICA Nepal's Newsletter April - September 2016

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Prepared by
Pritha Khanal          pritha_khanal@yahoo.com