ICA West African Conference (Sept 16 – 20): This is ICA’s first such regional event. It will be held in Agboville, Côte d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast). Chapters from Ghana, Togo, Benin, Cameroon and Côte d’Ivoire as well as associate member Esto Perpetua Development Initiative (EPDI) from Nigeria will take part. The theme is Community Development Factor For Social Integration And Economic Emergence.

ICA-IC (Ivory Coast) is hosting this event, the first in its 35-year history. About 70 people, more than half non-ICA members, are expected to attend. Those from Côte d’Ivoire will include representatives from the Ministry of Agriculture, the Ministry of Education, the Mayor of Agboville, the Agboville Regional Council, development partners and the Embassy of Japan, which is sponsoring the event.

By Eugene Kouame
(konaneug@gmail.com), director of ICA-IC.

ICA Asia Pacific Regional Meeting (Nov 29 – Dec 5): ICA India will host this at its Environment Education Centre in Talegaon Dabhade, 36 km from Pune. The aim is to share ICA methods and philosophy; collaborate on Peer to Peer programs, projects and funding resources, and  report on current projects, challenges and future prospects. About 50 participants from the region are expected. Others are welcome.

ICA India, ICA Nepal and ICA Japan are the coordinators. The conference fee is US$350 per person. If you plan to attend, please indicate on the Google form at: https://docs.google.com/forms/

By Shankar Jadhav (shankarjadhav@icaindiapn.org), director of ICA India.

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