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ICAI Board Report:

Dear all ICA members

Recently we sent you, vía email, the following information: call to join or chair working groups and date for our next general assembly. Details are as follows.

Call to Join or Chair Working Groups
We need ICAI colleagues to volunteer to join one of the following working groups! The ICAI Board is calling into being the following groups:

  • ToP Implementation Working Group
    This groups is charged with the scope outlined here. The attached survey monkey results have a list of current nominees, if you are on the list and actually interested  in serving on the team, and meet the current criteria, please let us know by adding your name in the appropriate place here.  If you were not nominated but would like to be considered for the team and meet the requirements, please also note your name in the document linked above.
  • Global Conference Working Group
    The survey monkey results show we have three potential hosts for the Global Conference in 2019. There may be more! We need a team to come together and look at the options, work with the local ICA’s and determine which options are financially and practically feasible. We hope colleagues who have previously been on the team, participated in global conferences, or those who may have the energy to stay on the team once the location is determined will join. Please note your willingness to join the team here, in the appropriate section.
  • ICAI Board Nominations Working Group
    The ICAI Board has a few members transitioning off at the end of 2018, and we need a team to put out a call for new board members, (after meeting with the current board for clarity on where our current gaps are) vet potential nominees, host interviews, and submit nominations for new board members by the end of August of this year. If you are willing/interested in being a part of this working group please write your name here in the appropriate area.
Next General Assembly
  • Has been set for August 29th – time, to be circulated at a later date
    Regards,

Lisseth Lorenzo
ICAI President
president@ica-international.org
Skype: lissethl



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Les activités de ICA-CI se sont déroulés au tour des points suivants:

1. POINT DES AVANCES DES ACTIVTES DU PROJET DE
REINSERTION DES JEUNES 2015-2018

Débuté en 2015 le projet de réinsertion des jeunes à risque dans la région de l’Agnéby-Tiassa avait pour objectif de réinsérer les jeunes dans les domaines d’activités que sont l’élevage de poulets de chair, de culture maraichère et d’Agroforesterie. Ainsi bien que le projet soit terminé depuis le 9 Mars 2018, les bénéficiaires démontrent leur intérêt et motivation par lacontinuité des activités dans les différentsvillages en collaboration avec ICA-CI et la coopérative du projet.
Concernant le volet agroforesterie, sur l’ensemble des sites, on note une avancée remarquable des plants au stade végétatif qui ont une bonne évolution. Cette croissance est stimulée par la fertilisation faite à base de compost qui a été enseignée par ISODA (Engrais naturel).

Dans l’ensemble des 11 villages bénéficiaires du projet, on observe des floraisons et des fructifications des palmiers à Boka-oho, Badoukro, Aboudé-Vincent, N’gorankro. A Mure et Dey-oboguié le même constat est fait sur les plants aux alentours de leurs fermes d’élevage de poulet.
Des fructifications sont aussi aperçues au niveau des plants de goyaviers à Dey-oboguié et des orangers et tangelo à N’gorankro.

Les bénéficiaires continuent de faire l’entretien des parcelles et aussi la mise en terre des semences de maïs et de manioc dans certains villages.
A propos de l’élevage dans les villages de NiamanzraII et de N’gorankro, les poules sont toujours au stade de la ponte avec une moyenne comprise entre 8 et 13 plateaux d’œufs par jours(N’gorankro).

2. POINT DES AVANCES DES ACTIVTES DU PROJET D’ASSOCIATION VILLAGEOISES D’EPARGNE ET DE CREDIT

Sokrogbo  dans le département de Taabo est le dernier village pour les séances de sensibilisation et de mobilisation de masse. Cette grande cérémonie c’est déroulée le 22 juin 2018 avec la présence de  la vice-présidente du Conseil régional et son équipe projet, le prestataire ICA-CI, le chef de village et sa notabilité, le chef de zone du projet, les différents présidents des associations et les habitants du dit village et ceux des environs. Le but de cette activité a été de convier la population et de leur explication le contenu et le déroulement des activités à réaliser dans ce projet.

Après la présentation du projet par M. Abbé Maxime le coordonateur stratégique au conseil régional, M. Kouamé représentant  ICA-CI a faisant sa communication sur le rôle que joue l’ONG ICA-CI dans se projet. Mme Kanaté Vice Présidente du conseil régional à conclure cette séance par son intervention sur le rôle du conseil dans l’exécution du projet. Après cette intervention, les populations ont adhéré  massivement à l’idée de projet et ont pris l’engagement de contribuer au succès du projet dans leur village. La cérémonie a pris fin par un déjeuner offert par la chefferie aux différentes délégations.

Dans les villages de Grand-Yapo, de Boussoukro et d’Eloubu, les facilitateurs sont au stade de l’enrôlement des bénéficiaires. Cette phase va permettre de sélectionner les futurs bénéficiaires du projet pour recevoir la formation qui va leur permettre d’avoir les premières connaissances du projet.


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The activities of ICA-CI took place in the following rounds:

1. Progress of the Youth Reinsertion Project 2015-2018
Begun in 2015, the project to reintegrate at-risk youth in the Agnéby-Tiassa region aimed to reintegrate young people into the fields of activities such as broiler farming, market gardening and agroforestry. However, although the project has been completed since March 9, 2018, the beneficiaries continue to demonstrate their interest and motivation by continuing their activities in different villages, in collaboration with ICA-CI and the project co-operative.

Regarding the agroforestry component: on all the sites, we note a remarkable advance of the plants in the vegetative stage, which have evolved well . This growth is stimulated by fertilization based on compost, (natural fertilizer).

In all 11 villages benefiting from the project, there are flowering and fruiting palms in Boka-oho, Badoukro, Aboudé-Vincent, and N'gorankro. In Mure and Dey-oboguié the same observation is made on the plants around their chicken farms. The planted guava seedlings at Dey-oboguié and the orange and tangelo at N'gorankro are also bearing fruit. The beneficiaries continue to maintain plots and also plant maize and cassava seed in some villages.

In the villages of NiamanzraII and N'gorankro, chickens are still in the egg- laying stage with an average of between 8 and 13 egg trays per day (N'gorankro).



2. The Point Reached in the Activities of the Village Association Project for Savings and Credit.

Sokrogbo, in the Taabo Department, is the last village for sensitization and mass mobilization sessions. This great ceremony took place on June 22 2018, in the presence of the Vice President of the Regional Council and her project team, the ICA-CI provider, the village chief and his notability, the project zone head, the different presidents of the associations and the inhabitants of the said village and those of the surrounding area. The purpose of this activity was to invite the population to give their explanation on the content and the development of the activities to be carried out in this project.

After the presentation of the project by Mr. Abbé Maxime - the strategic coordinator of the regional council, Mr. Kouamé, representing ICA-CI, made clear the role, the NGO, ICA-CI, plays in this project.

Then, Ms. Kanaté, Vice President of the Regional Council, ended the session by explaining the role of the council in the execution of the project. After this was said, the attendees heartily endorsed the idea of the project and made a commitment to contribute to the success of the project in their village. The ceremony ended with a lunch offered by the chieftaincy to the different delegations.

In the villages of Grand-Yapo, Boussoukro and Eloubu, the facilitators are at the stage of enrolling the beneficiaries. This phase will make it possible to select the future beneficiaries of the project to receive the training which will allow them to have their first insite of the project.

Kouame Konan         konaneug@gmail.com


NEPAL:

We are happy that we are continuously working for human capacity building as we have last month, June, 2018. There we have new achievements in learning and new collaborations.

Community Development:
For the last three years, we have been working under the financial support of Misereor, Germany, for the Community Development of the Dailekh and Kalikot districts of the Mid-Western Region of Nepal. The three year project is going to end in October. During the running of this project we have built low cost toilets, soak pits and have improved the cook stoves for the people of the community; adult literacy classes and exposure visits for entrepreneurship development were also carried out. All the construction and follow up activities were performed under the supervision of Field Coordinator, Mr. Gagan Shahi. A series of Facilitative Leadership Development programmes, for capacity building of the local people, in planning, problem identification, and resource mobilization, were conducted during the project period.

Improved Cook Stove construction in Mid-Far western Region of Nepal
Leadership Development Training for local NGOs and Community Leaders
in Mid-Far Western Region

Moving from the Mid-Western Region to the Central Region, we are really excited to work with the local organization for the Rural Youth People Concern Forum (RYPCF) in our newly launched project in coordination with ICA Japan, supported by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) Japan. During May and June, all three partners were involved in preparatory activities, from documentation to office set up. All the community meetings and mobilization seminard were guided by Technology of Participation methods. We have started orientation and community meetings in all five villages and soon the construction of a training center will begin. Through this project, ICA Nepal is constructing a Community Training Center; a multifunctional building for community gatherings, and training sessions, for the operation of small business.

Project Orientation Program for the villagers of Sindhupalchowk
Local Contact Office at Sindhupalchowk

Local Governance Development:
Mr. Atma Ram Timsina, from ICA Nepal, contributed his expertise and experience for planning five years of overall educational development, for the public and private schools of Bitthadchir Village, situated in the Far-Western Region of Nepal. He was accompanied by Dr. Mayanath Ghimire who is an associate member of ICA Nepal as well as a renowned educational expert.

The program was conducted as a dual venture between the Progressive Development Society (PDS) and ICA Nepal. The program was completed in two phases lasting six days. PDS is a local organization there, working with grass roots people for Village Development.

Yashoda Nepali           yashoda@ica-nepal.com.np

Program Officer
Institute of Culture Affairs (ICA) Nepal



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