The Institute of Cultural Affairs (ICA)
India is a voluntary non-profit organization, registered under the Societies Act 1860. The Board of Directors oversees the overall work and the staff in the various locations plans the ongoing activities. The ICA has been in the work of village development since 1975, working for socio-economic renewal. Now it is designing and facilitating various programmes to motivate and equip individuals, organizations and local communities. It is one of 30 nationally autonomous affiliates in developed and developing countries.
The uniqueness of ICA’s approach is its emphasis on human development-on creating the desire and methods, whereby local people themselves plan and bring about lasting development in their own communities.
The ICA: India has offices at two places in India – Panvel and Pune. Each office has been engaged in one or more of the ICA’s main activities. The ICA focuses on:
“Leads community to advancing human development”.