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Weekending: Saturday 2009 04 04


Location: Brisbane

The Spirit and Philosophy of Facilitative Leadership was presented in Brisbane by Mark Butz and Elaine Richmond. Attending were colleagues from as far afield as New Zealand, Adelaide and Melbourne and from Charters Towers in Northern Queensland.  It was well received and we gained a lot of reflections on continual improvement.

John Telford and the team working on next steps for training in Timor Leste circulated their latest work and sought feedback.Pacific Waves once again came off the presses with Editor John Miesen shepherding guest editors and contributors to the finishing line.

We engaged someone to help us update the ICA Australia Website and look forward to seeing a new look soon.

Elaine Richmond           richmonder@iinet.net.au


Location: Dhaka

Evelyn, Tatwa, Janet, Lauren and Shalik arrived in Dhaka on 4 April following the Social Artistry training in Nepal to support ICA Bangladesh's capacity building. Two courses are confirmed for Social Artistry on 6-7 April at Democracywatch, and Effective Community Responses to HIVAIDS on 8-10 April at Pacific Inn Hotel. 25 are going to attend the courses.

Jan, Lauren, Evelyn, Aziz and Fuad arranged for the training hall on 5 April at Democracywatch.

On 3 April ICA Bangladesh organized a general meeting and a new membership was given to Mr. Fazle Yahya Siddique. He also donated 10,000 taka to ICA and attended April training events paying 5000 taka as well.

Shamim had a meeting with Ghormara in Chandpur on 4 April.

Wayne and Aziz had a skype talk on 4 April and discussed the TUC project on street children in Dhaka City. With Jan, Evelyn, Tatwa, Lauren and Shalik in attendance, we are going to open the project formally on 7 August at our predesigned Guardian Meeting.

Aziz           admin@ica-bangladesh.org


Location: Lima and Azpitia

Gloria Santos headed the team in Azpitia teaching the week-long Women's Small Industry program for 30 women from Chincha.  The first two programs have generated over 160 new small industries which will substantially augment family incomes this year for these families who lost everything in the earthquake 18 months ago.  This is the third group of 16 in the program which extends through 2011.  Meanwhile, the team returned from their Implementation trip in Cuzco, and has completed their report, and received the payment, all in record time.

Also this week, contract details were finalized for the largest program sale ever made in our history, totaling about 70,000 dollars, which it covers over 9 months of ICA budget expenses.  At the same time, two other program sales are moving forward to close this month, which will basically sell out our program calandar for 2009.  The effectiveness of ICA methods are definitely attracting attention here in these times of tightening budgets.

Staff           kenh@ica-peru.org


Location: Montréal

Lambert returned to the office this week after an exciting and successful meeting of the steering committee of the World Rainforest Movement in Costa Rica. In addition to reflecting on recent events and planning for the future of the movement, participants had the opportunity to deepen their understanding of local forest and biodiversity issues in Costa Rica through field visits. Lambert will now begin preparing for his participation in the eighth session of the UN Forum on Forests in New York later in the month, where he will be one of the representatives of the NGO community.

Recruitment update: the recruitment process is well underway, and the team has been busy reviewing a host of exciting applications. It is highly encouraging to see both the number and quality of individuals who are keen to contribute to the work of ICA International. We hope to identify suitable candidates and schedule interviews in the coming weeks.

Staff           Info@ica-international.org